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Author Archive | Tammy Gabel


Why there’s no Elf on my Shelf

On the surface, Elf on the Shelf is just my kind of thing. When I was on maternity leave with my youngest baby, for instance, I would set up my oldest daughter’s Minnie Mouse in various scenarios around the house every day while she was at preschool. Occasionally I pack my kids a Pinterest-worthy lunch. […]

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My girls in my hometown in Northern California this summer.

Finding Our Village

I grew up in a small town. Small as in, our first stoplight went up when I was in high school (today there are two) and it was 90 miles to the nearest Target. I don’t know if it’s the fact some of my closest friends moved back home, the 10 days I spent there […]

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