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Mom's Doll in the Hall is October's Elf on the Shelf

Doll In the Hall: October's Elf on the Shelf for This Mom

Natasha Hudarovich - Doll in the Hall

Every year, we famously post our Inappropriate Elf on the Shelf photos in December. There's just something creepy behind that sweet elf face, but we present the elf to our kids in a tame, sweet way to go along with the magic of Christmas. When I was a kid, we had Santa, and that was it. I can't even fathom my mom moving around an elf each day for us to find it.

Quote: Maura Quint - Twitter

So, when Doll in the Hall came across my newsfeed, I knew we had a spirit mom (no pun intended)!


I asked Natasha Hudarovich how she came up with this brilliant idea. “I collected porcelain dolls when I was a kid. My 7-year-old collects “creepy dolls” because she loves scary things. When this one creeped her out a little too much, she tried to get rid of it, and I saw the perfect opportunity to prank her.”

Doll in the Hall

However, she says, “They’re not creeped out, not at all. It would take a lot to really spook them; they love scary things. With the doll, they’ve been presented with a mystery and they want to solve it. Why is she here? Where did she come from? How can we make her leave? They don’t feel threatened by her, but they’re definitely entertained and like waking up to see where she’s hiding next.

Doll in the Hall

“When they asked me to burn sage, I died! They’re special kids. I think they YouTubed instructions on how to remove evil spirits from a doll. They’re incredibly bright, and very fascinated by oddities and spooky things. Halloween is our Christmas! It’s been magical watching the gears turn inside their little head to solve The Mystery of the Doll in the Hall.”

Doll in the Hall

So, are the kids actually scared?

No,” she says. “If they were scared, I would stop. I wouldn’t ever want them to feel unsafe in our home. My grandma has an elf on her shelf. The kids named him Rudy. Honestly, the elf creeps me out more than the doll.” Yeah....I think many of us can relate to that

She even hangs out and drinks with the doll when the two aren't in cahoots trying to prank the kids: “When the kids go with their dad, she hangs out and drinks Moscato with me. She’s a good listener.”

Facebook, Providr, and Page Block

Wanted to update you all on the situation with my Facebook page, which has been on a Permanent Page/Link block since June 4. Facebook did this because I posted some Providr articles for 8 weeks in the spring. I was duped by that company who falsely convinced me that their practices were 100% compliant with Facebook, and that I'd be paid for it. They recruited me (and tons of other pages) by sending emails listing celebrity & big brand pages who were posting with them.
The result of that fiasco for me is: 1) The newsfeed link ban means I can't post things like videos, articles written in the media about my page, nor even my OWN blog, Instagram, Twitter, etc. and have it go to newsfeed (memes & text posts like this still will). Also: 2) Providr didn't pay us! The company is now dead, and all the recruiters, CEO, etc, have re-branded themselves doing the same thing at Social Pulse Marketing Inc.. Oh, and the celebrity and big brand pages doing exactly what I was? They weren't punished.
Was I stupid to fall for it? Yes. Do I think I deserve a permanent page block though? No. Honestly, a 30 day link ban would have taught me the same lesson.
So I tried reaching out to Facebook through the media, asking for a second chance (most pages got warned with a temp ban, and I'd never had one before), to no avail. In fact, after an article about this situation ran last Tuesday (see comments if you want to read it), Facebook disabled all of the authentic admin accounts on my page, except one! Two of the 3 are now back after my mom and friend sent in their driver's licensees to prove themselves, but I considered to stop running this page, as I don't want to risk my loved ones' Facebook accounts just for being admins on my page.
However, they were really supportive, and said they're fine with leaving Facebook altogether if my page or their accounts are taken, and I feel the same. So, I'm going to return to posting as usual on here AND on Mommy Needs Vodka 2.0 until or unless Facebook unpublishes it.
I'm mentioning this now, because tomorrow there's ANOTHER article about my page coming out by a highly respected journalist, and it's not very flattering to Facebook. And I'm worried that their reaction this time may be to either Disable all the accounts from my page, or to Unpublish it, citing some obscure reason like "she had a policy violation." Hopefully they'll NOT do that, but if so, I'll still run Mommy Needs Vodka 2.0 as long as I'm able.
TL;DR - An article is coming out tomorrow about my page and it might upset Facebook, so if this page or my account is ever taken down again, I've loved laughing with you all every day! 💕 If they leave me alone, I'll continue posting your daily laughs as usual. Thanks so much for all your support!

Not a Morning Person? Here are 37 Memes for the Morning-Challenged

Allergic to Mornings? These are for you!

Do you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and alive? Me neither! Some of us need a little (or let's face it, a lot) of caffeine to perk us up. So if you're as allergic to mornings as I am, you'll be able to relate to most of these!


30 Memes I Posted that Highly Offended People

Safe For Work (Mostly) Memes That Offended

It should be common sense that if you're an easily offended or an extremely sensitive-to-Facebook-posts individual, my Facebook page(s) are probably not for you. Mommy Needs Vodka is the title, folks, not I Love Being a Perfect Mommy. And that's okay. I actually started my main MNV page and Mommy Needs Vodka 2.0 because I have family and friends on my personal wall who don't share our bawdy sense of humor. I say "our" because the majority of my followers not only appreciate the humor I share each day, they actually come back with comments even more hilarious than the posts themselves! And I love you all for it. 

But the internet is not without the Debbie Downers, or the ones who say, "I love the majority of your posts, but this one is just Not Right!" Sadly, I cannot please 3 million people with every single post. Hell, I can't even please myself with half of what I do in life, let alone millions of people 100% of the time. 

(I'll start by offending you all with the "30" in the title when there are so far slightly fewer...but I'm planning to add to it in the future.)

Here are some of the latest, greatest offenders:

1. Easter Eggs that Promote Socialism

The level off butthurt and self-righteousness was off the charts on this one!  Apparently, we need to teach our 3 year olds that competing with 10 year olds for Easter eggs in the yard is an important "life is not fair" lesson. Make 'em cry if you have to....the important thing is, Life Is Not Fair, and Easter Sunday is the time to show them that. Otherwise, you're just promoting socialism.

25 Puns that Will Make You Laugh...and Roll Your Eyes

25 Puns That Will Make You Groan - and Laugh

Here are some of my favorite fun puns to brighten your day!