We Can Do Better, Elf on the Shelf

MorettaPerspectives14 Comments


I’ve known about Elf on the Shelf for a year or two (roughly coinciding with the amount of time I’ve been a parent), but it only vaguely entered my consciousness. However, this year, it’s very difficult to avoid the Elf.

MorettaWe Can Do Better, Elf on the Shelf

LTP: 12/8

[E] Sally J. FreedmanLunchtime Poll5 Comments


I am feeling proud of myself – Tuesday night I created my family’s Christmas card online, and yesterday I picked them up at the store. I will have them all mailed by this coming Saturday, which may be a new record for me.

[E] Sally J. FreedmanLTP: 12/8

LTP: 11/28

[E] Selena MacIntosh*Lunchtime Poll9 Comments


Good morning Persephoneers! (Or good whatever it is where you’re reading!) It’s Monday morning once again, and here in the Persephone offices (meaning our living rooms), we’re buckling down to bring you a really great week of content. 

[E] Selena MacIntosh*LTP: 11/28

A Very Polack Christmas (Part 1)

[E] Slay BellePerspectives5 Comments

It’s come to my attention over the years that my family has relatively unusual holiday traditions. For one, my family identifies as Polish, even though most of the younger generation are more typical American mongrels than straight out of Poland, and we make a big deal about celebrating Wigilia, the traditional Christmas Eve dinner. And we also own a funeral … Read More

[E] Slay BelleA Very Polack Christmas (Part 1)

It’s All Pumpkin Pie and Football from Here

Ophelia PaynePublic ServiceLeave a Comment


To all our American readers celebrating with family and friends tomorrow, have a safe, happy, and very tasty holiday.  We’ll have a little post from me in the morning, but otherwise we gave everyone tomorrow off.  We’ll be back on Friday with a lighthearted day, focusing on the food we all ate on turkey day, Black Friday adventures and little … Read More

Ophelia PayneIt’s All Pumpkin Pie and Football from Here