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

Visiting Portland’s Sister City Suzhou While Still in Portland

Because of another conference being held after the conference we were at, the hotel was at full capacity. Meaning we had to check out...

ANET Highest Scorer

Najwa had the highest score on the ANET test.

Lemon Battery

Who needs batteries when you have a strip of magnesium and copper? And a lemon of course.

Getting Travel Ideas at the Travel Show

We've always been a traveling family, but we're now determined to do at least one international trip a year, if not two. And...

Elanaz Hotel Makes Turkey Visit Perfect

I don’t know what it is about Turkey, but I already love it. Maybe it’s because I read the entire history of the Ottomans....

Visiting The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

The Hagia Sophia has always been atop of my bucket list. I finally had the chance to visit it during a one-day layover in Istanbul, Turkey.

Strolling Through Emirates Mall in Dubai

Since Nduku’s sister and brother-in-law had to work, they got us tickets for the hop on hop off Big Bus tour so we can...