Running on Empty

I get overwhelmed easily, particularly when we’re in transition periods – like right now – between summer and the school year. Have you ever noticed that we don’t use “whelmed” as a middle stage between “overwhelmed” and “puttering along peacefully?” This despite the Middle English origins of “overwhelmed,” and whelmed looking like… Continue reading »

The Right View – Mama and Baby

Little Elf had his two-month doctor appointment today. He’s growing so fast… today he is 14 pounds, 7 ounces. I’m grateful that I’m around to see the changes this time… with Munchkin I’d gone back to work at 6 weeks (at least it was just part-time). There’s lots of challenges that we’re… Continue reading »