Ages 2-5Traditions & Celebrations

Why there’s no Elf on my Shelf

In late November I started looking for an advent calendar for E. I hadn’t even thought of getting one until E. started asking if we were going to decorate the Christmas tree yet. I have firm rules on Christmas decorating, you see.  No Christmas decorations, no Christmas music, no …

Detail of a Christmas village scene
Traditions & Celebrations

‘Twas a Week Before Christmas

‘Twas a week before Christmas and all through the land the holiday smugness had gotten out of hand. According to some, a war had been waged. Ignoring reality, they erupted in rage about things like Eid stamps or public displays for Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or other holidays. “Keep Christ in …