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

Calvert marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse in Solomons, Maryland

Memorial Day weekend is usually a time when we'd plan a trip to the beach, but we toned it down a bit this weekend...

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...

Hair

Somehow Najwa's hair turned out to be this luscious heap of protein filament. I'm envious.

Halmeoni

It has been many decades since my mom last fed a baby, as far as I know anyway. But what seems like a...

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 Blue Mosque In Istanbul

The main attraction in Turkey is the Hagia Sophia. For me at least. When we finally made our way around the corner to visit...

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...