“Elf on the Shelf” No Match For Julenisse

Mia – December 18, 2017 It began when my eldest, Jake, was a first-grader with a most pressing request: “Mom, can we get an Elf on the Shelf? Please?” It’s at moments like these that Google and Pinterest are a mother’s best friends. I quickly learned that, according to the accompanying storybook, the requested elf…

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Lillejuleaften: A Little Christmas Eve Big on Danish Tradition

Ingrid – December 11, 2017 This past Saturday, I had the unique pleasure of attending Lillejuleaften (“Little Christmas Eve” in Danish), the last of the four events honoring The Danish Home’s 125th anniversary this year. I went with my roommate, Lindsay, and her Farfar (grandfather), who enjoyed the evening celebrating the “Spirit of Future” immensely—probably…

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In Denmark, School’s NOT Out Forever

Ingrid – November 27, 2017 I graduated from Northwestern University eight years ago, with a degree in journalism. Sometimes, my college days seem like a lifetime ago, considering that I’m “all grown up,” working and living in Chicago. Over Thanksgiving, I went with my roommate Lindsay to see her grandfather (Farfar), who lives at The…

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