Daddy Think

Dad Job #1: Ensuring Our Little Girls Don’t Grow Up to be ‘Little Girls’

Being a dad to a daughter has its challenges, for sure, but none is more important than encouraging our little girls to explore the world and become whoever they want to be.

Teaching Life Skills While in the Kitchen

Just as muscles need to be overworked until they're sore to grow, kids need failures to learn the skills to make them successful. And where better to suffer failures and successes than in the kitchen?

Preparing for College Ridiculously Early Because Who Knows When Life Will Get in the Way

I was a straight A student that knew nothing about college. When it was time to learn, life got in the way of those who were supposed to teach me. I'm getting a head start with my daughter because you never know what life has in store for the future.

Don’t Look Now But I’m Raising a Free Range Child

I know it's s scary thought. Not knowing where your child is every single minute while out in public. But ask yourself -- when is it time to let them explore the world? Let them learn now while you're near or when they leave for adulthood and are surrounded by everyone but you?

Letting the Little Ladies Lead the Way

Well, the day didn't go as I planned it, but it turned out alright. Najwa had a friend over for the night so we could...

Allowing Words To Manifest Who Najwa Becomes In The Future

Back in college, Rukiyah Abdullah, a good friend of mine, used to have this saying that has become a way of thinking for me....

The Magic Spells Our Kids Cast On Us

Everyone has always said that your child will just say things, random things, leaving you wondering how did they learn that? I remember when...

Looking Forward To Looking Back On Najwa’s Life

There have been times when people have asked me about posting photos of the ladies online for the world to see or just blogging...

Random Day in the Life

Lincoln Waffle Shop

Across from the Ford Theater, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, it a local favorite called the Waffle Shop. It always seems so...

Harriet Tubman Project

It's Black History Month and the students had to pick a historic figure to create a poster board about that person. Najwa chose...

Jurassic Quest

Several years ago we got Najwa an Xbox. I read some articles about how Minecraft was pretty popular in schools and for kids...

Next Stop in Peru: Cuzco

Time for the second leg of our trip with a quick flight to Cuzco, Peru.

Auntie Maureen

It was last year when Nduku's roommate Maureen invited me and my homeboy Chad out for a movie with her and her roommate. ...

Metal Contest

When we think about metal, we think about a solid object. However, metal like everything else in the world, is made up of...

One Last Ocean Visit Before Heading Home From Virginia Beach

Since we were staying at the Belvedere, subject to demolition, we decided to check out its Coffee Shop & Diner for breakfast. It’s a...