Parenting Left of the Middle

Welcome to my website! I'm a west coast mom in a blended family. I blog about parenting my fierce and fuzzy children: Jack, a Leukemia survivor, and Desmond, a lively toddler. I don't prescribe to any particular parenting methods—I'm a bit left of the middle!

During the day I work in digital marketing for a travel book publisher, but I've always loved writing and working on freelance projects. I've been featured in the BlogHer Moms section on BlogHer, and written for Savvy Source, Savings.com, Postpartum Progress, and Band Back Together.

Recent Blog Posts

Desmond is 3 Years Old!

Are you as surprised as I am that Desmond is turning 3? It is true that time goes even faster the second time around. I only vaguely remember that first year before the constant running around and chitchat…

Searching for the Perfect Antidepressant

Searching for the perfect antidepressant can be such a difficult process. Prozac was my companion for a good 8 years. During that time, I was always aware of and worried about the arrival of the day when I would have to switch. Prozac was never 100% effective (it didn’t do much for my anxiety), but […]

Feeling Stuck with Parenting Challenges

As amazing as Jack is, parenting him comes with a lot of challenges. The challenges always surprise us because he is a perfectionist and a people pleaser. He is sensitive and doesn’t want to upset his parents and he’s very cautious. He’s the kid most parents want their kid to hang out with because he’s level headed and avoidant of trouble. And yet, we have challenges.