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Christmas With Kids

How To Avoid Sending The Wrong Message With Elf On The Shelf

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents

The Elf on the Shelf sees you when you're sleeping; he knows when you're awake. And he'll tell Santa if you've been good so that you can be rewarded w...

'O Christmas Tree' (A Toddler-Inspired Parody)

Meredith Hale | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

It's that time of year again. The pumpkin pie is a distant memory (except to my hips), and new, more pressing thoughts are capturing my family's imagi...

Why I Don't Plan on Telling My Kid About Santa

Tina Donvito | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Tina Donvito

If Santa is your family's cup of tea, go for it. It's just not mine. And I think Christmas is pretty magical without it.

Your Elf, My Stalker

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

He's a creepy little informant with a creepy little smile that looks like he just peed in someone's Solo cup. This elf's sole job, his raison d'etre, is to report your kids' behavior to Santa. He's like a one-man magical surveillance team.

Unexpected Magic This Holiday Season

Carissa K | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

When I think back to that first Christmas as a mother and reflect on my desire to reclaim my old self, it seems like a wish that is foreign to me now. Nearly a decade in, there's no old self or new self. There's just this self.

When Mom And Dad Disagree About Santa

Andy Hinds | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Andy Hinds

Between books and movies, video games and social media, I'm anticipating years of helping my kids sort out what's real and what's not. So why would I want to add to the confusion by trying to convince them that once a year, there will actually be an elf creeping around the house?

When Mom And Dad Disagree About Tradition

Andy Hines | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Andy Hines

Between books and movies, video games and social media, I'm anticipating years of helping my kids sort out what's real and what's not. So why would I want to add to the confusion by trying to convince them that once a year, there will actually be an elf creeping around the house?