Friday Five

  Elf on the Shelf.  This seems to be a polarizing Christmas tradition for mom's I know.  They either deeply despise the whole concept and anyone who does it, or they are just the opposite and embrace it with levels of creative ability beyond comprehension.  I laugh at the memes that mock the elf and …

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Friday Five: December 7, 2018

My five front-and-center things from this week:  It's new-Christmas-book time!  This was a tradition I grew up with.  My parents would carefully select and wrap a new story to be opened and read together as a family on Christmas Eve.  Most were picture books with sweet, or touching stories.  Some were silly and just good …