elf on the shelf

Inspiring Ideas for Your Elf on a Shelf

Remember when your elf was content just sitting on a shelf? Those days are over! We live in a Pinterest perfect work and our elves are not immune! Over these past few years with the elves making our Christmas more stressful — I mean, more magical — they have had some breakout moments. I caught a few […]

When Sitting on a Shelf Isn’t Enough

Out of ideas?

E.S.D: Is it Real and What Can You Do to Prevent it?

Elves come forward and express stress on the job. “No matter what I do, it’s not enough.” -Anonymous “The stress was real. I started to believe that I wasn’t good enough.” Buttercup, Ridgewood, NJ “I never knew going in that I would one day…I would consider quitting.” Sugarplum, New Hyde Park, NY This week, we’re discussing […]

Is Your Elf on the Shelf Stressing You Out?!

My kids have pretty high expectations this year for our Elf on the Shelf. They’re expecting a pretty high level of creativity from him. A few years ago, they were delighted when he just showed up on a shelf in their room. Now, well, they want mischief and daring. Unlike many of my more creative and […]


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