A Fantasy Wish List, of sorts

Hi everyone. This is Baby Boy. My mom is exhausted so I am letting her sleep while I hack into her computer. Your password is my birthday? Great security measure, Mom. I updated it to the geographical coordinates of Moscow, just because I can....more

Ten Great Gifts for Teens

Teens can either be really, really easy to shop for or really, really difficult to shop for. I should know. With six kids ranging in ages, nine to 24, I've experienced it all. There was the year my really cool teen wanted "Tickle Me Elmo" and that was just about all she wanted. This year, I have a teen who flat out refused to make a wish list - that's a first, seriously. The boy doesn't know what he wants and is leaving it up to "Santa" which really doesn't make "Santa" happy. AT. ALL. If you're still looking for gifts to "flesh out" your teens' holiday, here are a few to consider. ...more

The Scoble Family Holiday Wish List

Greetings Fellow Holiday Shoppers, We’re the Scoble family and we want to share our holiday wish lists with you to give you an idea of what we will be thinking of, dreaming of, looking for and lusting after during the holidays. But before we do so, I need to tell you a little story about how and why we came up with these lists. ...more

Maryam G. Scoble

Thanks Olivia! I love watching cartoons and can't wait to watch these with ...more

Traveler's Holiday Gift Guide: You Can Take It With You

Even the most organized traveler, that person in your life who seems able to pack and go in absolute comfort every single time doesn't have it all. Just yesterday, my darling husband handed me a purple silk bundle that contained a super handy travel item: A silk sleeping bag liner, a double, even, for those romantic camping weekends. With that in mind, here's a list of a few thing that travelers can't have enough of, don't know they need, or won't spoil themselves on because they're saving their pennies for that next big adventure. For travelers in transit: ...more

Not necessarily for travel, but I've spent enough time on airport floors that I can definitely ...more

What do you want for _______?

I have a confession to make - I hate the winter holidays. No, I'm not a scrooge. I just hate the question "What do you want for Christmas?" When I say "I don't know" or "Nothing" the reaction from family members is not good, to put it mildly. As soon as Halloween passes, I begin to fret about who the first person will be to ask me this question and what I will say. As the weeks pass and I begin to hear the question more frequently, I begin to get very, very grouchy. Before I know it, I'm snapping at people I love and they are snapping back at me. This year. I'm trying to do better. ...more