Elf on the shelf


I LOVE the Christmas season; It gives me strong Christmassy vibes at the first sign of a snowflake. The magic, the smells, the family time, and the joy it brings the kids. Having said that, I also find it to be a stressful time. Like many moms, I feel the burden from the most wonderful time of the year. This is the first year that I have considered Elf on the Shelf. My daughter is now at an age where she’ll hear stories from classmates about the shenanigans their Elves are getting into. As an Elf newbie, I am starting to consider whether this relatively new tradition I want to bring to my family. I just don’t know if I’m one of those families—an Elf family.  This time of year, my sanity hangs on like a heavy Christmas ornament on a very floppy tree branch. The season is labor-intensive and…