School Life

Homework Study Partners

Today's technology is enabling our kids to work together on their homework assignments without the need to leave the house. And this is...

That Ordinary Day That One Day Will Be a Cherished Memory

Every now and again I take Najwa to school. When she was younger I'd walk her all the way to her class or...

Field Day at DC Prep

I make it a point to attend every single one of Najwa's school events, whether it's a field trip, a class presentation or even...

3rd Grade Graduation Celebration

Oh how time flies. Najwa and friends have completed their 3rd grade year of school with a graduation celebration across the street from their school...

Najwa in Class

Whenever I think about my elementary school days, I remember the building, most of my teachers and maybe, well, not much else. Times...

Taking a Peek at Najwa’s Weekly Progress Report

Every now and again I'll take a peek at how Najwa is doing in school. As long as she's maintaining these grades, my peeking becomes less frequent.

Najwa’s First Day of School

Several weeks ago parents whose child was a first-timer at DC Prep had to attend orientation. Do you know how long it’s been since...

Random Day in the Life

Experimenting Fractals in Art at ARTECHOUSE

ARTechouse is one of DC's more different museums. Probably a bad way of describing it but weird sounded bad and too many are unique...

Reptiles, Books And Just Playing Around At The New Woodridge Library

Najwa and I took a trip down the road to check out the new Woodridge Library. I had planned on coming here eventually,...

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. ...

Mongolia Day at the National History Museum

Took Najwa and her friend Azaria to the National Museum of Natural History for Mongolia Day. They watched a performance of a Mongolian...

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...

The Walking Tour of Bucharest, Romania Continues

More photos from our self-guided walking tour of Bucharest, Romania. We started this trip downtown Bucharest and walked the entire length back north to...

Revisiting Scratch at Northeast Library in Capitol Hill

Though I work at a place that teaches college graduates how to code, I haven't made a big push for Najwa to learn how...