Elf On The Shelf Is Stupid

Instead of using a doll to motivate your kids, how about you just own it and be a real parent instead?  Elf on the shelf has gotten out of control.  
mourning the loss of a friend

Jim, Death & Honor

This morning I got an email telling me that my friend Jim was dead. Lost his job a couple of months ago, lost his wife and killed himself…it just really hit me hard. First let me say that Jim was a turd. He was a crass, obnoxious, arrogant,…