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Reality of the Dreaded Elf on the Shelf


Elf on the Shelf.

The phrase that strikes dread into the hearts of so many, while eliciting utter glee from others (of a much younger age). You know the type.

Regardless, this past decade transformed December into an elfin pictorial bonanza where we’re either bombarded by daily pics of insane creativity and waiflike mischief or pleas for a Facebook blocker. (The latter of which has become it’s own sport of griping.) Continue reading

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And What Would You Like For Christmas


Santa: Have you been good boys this year?
Search: Well, um, I’d like to be on the Nice list, please.

Christmas With Santa_2015

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Gingerbread Men


Friday was the Gingerbread Party at the boys’ preschool.

Search and Destroy were thrilled with their creations. With good reason – the resulting houses are adorable! Continue reading

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Santa Baby

Santa Pictures

“I’m not going to cry, but I don’t want to smile.”

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Merry Christmas

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TechMom Tuesday: Santa’s Coming!


I write a monthly column over at AlliOSNews. It’s a techie site – extolling all the goodies and gunpowder on the Apple OS. (SHINY TOY!) I’m TechMom. And these are my stories on how technology is really used. This is what you must deal with, as I am a Silicon Valley nerd by day.

I’m well aware it’s Monday. TechMom Tuesday is typically published the first Tuesday of every month, except for this month when there were TWO (this being the second Tuesday title of the month). I reserve the right to rant more or less as the technical goings-on, well…go on. It’s only fitting – Santa’s coming!) Continue reading

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The Answer is Age 3 (Santa Baby)

Santa Collage_Age 3if you were questioning when the tiny people stop being terrified that Santa is a scary man who will steal your soul.

This year muppets discovered they could tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. Whole new world…


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What Are the Holidays Without a Bit of Projectile Puke

Holiday Boys

Given the title of this post, I’m sure you will be utterly SHOCKED to hear that one of the little men became so overwhelmed with the excitement of Christmas that he regurgitated yesterday’s breakfast.

I think his brother, Destroy, was just thankful Santa hadn’t stolen his soul in the dark of night. Continue reading


A Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown Tree

There have been murmurings that “A Year Without Santa Claus” is the best Christmas cartoon out there. Fear not, good people, I am here to reassure you such a ridiculous claim is patently false.

Obviously such accolades belong to the one true story of Christmas. “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Continue reading


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (a modern retelling)

Christmas Tree

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
All the creatures were stirring – likely including a mouse.
(Or rather a rat, but with traps he wouldn’t have a very merry Christmas moment.
Bah Humbug rodent!) Continue reading