Field Trips

Scavenger Art Hunt at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Najwa apparently is getting bored sitting around the house waiting for the weather to warm up, so we called one of her friends and...

DC Preppies Exercising Their Freedom of Speech

I never thought it would be me, but I confess, I always thought the role of a chaperone for your kids' school field trips...

The Art of Burning at the Renwick Gallery

There's a new exhibit at the Renwick Gallery, easily one of our favorite museums. The theme was The Art of Burning. The Burning Man...

Picking Locks, Forging Signatures and More at SpyFest

Every now and again the International Spy Museum likes to stay open late and have special activities for the kids. So I picked...

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

It's a phenomenon how the closer one lives to an attraction, the least likely they'll visit. I know people who have lived in...

Ladies Take a Trip to National Geographic Museum

While out of town for work, the ladies took a trip down to the National Geographic Museum.

DC Preppies Get Into Bookmaking

Najwa and her classmates went on a field trip. Rather than explore a museum or other venue where the preppies run around looking...

Najwa’s First Field Trip With Her Fellow DC Preppies

Not even two months into her school year and we’re off on a field trip. The pre-k and kindergarteners took a trip to...

Random Day in the Life

Homemade Hamburgers and Homemade Mashed Potatoes for Dinner

Najwa has to learn how to cook. And no, it's not so she can find a man because I've stressed that any man...

Engineering Projects from Catapults to Robots at KID Museum

Generally I plan everything we do for events and activities in Washington, DC. Partly because I love DC and it has so much...

Just Getting to Dubai Was an Adventure in Itself

It’s been years since my last international flight. Pre-9/11 actually. Back then, though, the traveling abroad was back and forth to Germany where my...

Christmas Tree Time

This is probably the latest that we waited to finally put up the Christmas tree. Usually we do it Thanksgiving weekend but we...

Taking a Detour Through Turkey on the Way Back Home

The worst part of traveling is having to say goodbye. When you first get a on a plane to go to wherever you’re going,...

Science Games and Learning at the AAAS Family Science Days

Najwa and I headed out to the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Woodley Park where American Association for the Advancement of Science was having...

Visiting Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm, Global Village

Before heading back to the pad, we drove out onto The Palm. Really, from the ground you can’t see much. From above it’s an...