Everyday Life

Getting COVID Tested

After our trip to Arizona to visit grandpa, we set out to get tested for coronavirus. Four separate flights; three different airports, which...

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...

Putting Up The Christmas Tree Already

We usually put up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend, but since we're traveling that weekend to visit my dad, we decided to put...

Taste Testing The Impossible Burger

Lately I've taken an interest in gene editing. Mostly I've been reading about CRISPR, but then I read an article about the Impossible...

Roosevelt Island

When crossing over I-66 from DC to Virginia along the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, it barely registers that you briefly cross over Roosevelt Island....

Scaled Back Birthday Celebration at Summers Farm Adventure

Since the world got turned upside down with the spread of the virus, birthday parties have essentially come to an end. There are...

Najwa Gets Her First Real Bike #NBD

Being avid bike riders, we wanted to get Najwa in on the game so that we can ride as a family. So, after...

Protesting Police Brutality

Now that the potential for violence has subsided significantly, the ladies and I took a trip down to Black Lives Matter Plaza to see...

Riding Metro

It's been a weird year so far. Any other year a photo wearing masks would look like we were being weird or planning...

Welcome to Beautiky

Near the light switch at the bottom of the steps was a note advertising a new beauty shop being set up upstairs. Follow...

Looking for New Destinations at the Washington Travel & Adventure Show

We're a family that travels. We have a few plans percolating at the moment, we're always open to discovering new places to add...

Shopping Around for a Bike

I bike. Nduku bikes. We just don't bike together because we haven't taken the time to teach Najwa how to bike. Today's kids...

Late Night at The Skate Palace

Man, when I lived in Germany where my dad was stationed, one of the highlights for us teens was hanging out at the skating...

Hair

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

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...

DIY Valentine’s at the National Postal Museum

We've visited the National Postal Museum on several occasions in the past, but this was our first time going for their annual DIY Valentine's...

Who Says Cars Are For Boys?

There are so many stereotypes based on gender that it's not even funny. Unfortunately, there are too many that have an adverse impact...

Lanham Skate Center

Najwa's school previously had a field trip to the skating rink. I usually chaperone at all her school trips, but I missed the...

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...

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

It's always weird how people who live in a city never seem to visit all the places where all the tourists visit when in...

Random Day in the Life

One More Stop to Dubai Mall Before Heading Home

Before boarding the plane and saying goodbye to Dubai, we went back to Dubai Mall to meet up with Nduku and Mutethya’s cousin Nyiva....

Invisible Ink and Flammable Iron

The theme for tonight's chemistry project was iron. When you think of iron, you think of a metal used to build strong and...

Developing The Engineer In Najwa At The NBM’s “Play Work Build” Exhibit

Everyone who knows me knows I’m an advocate for girls focusing on STEM . More specifically, I want to encourage Najwa to focus on...

Najwa Taking a Sip of the Fizzy Stuff

Somehow Najwa has gone eight years with maybe a sip or two of soda, but has largely avoided it. Partly it’s because of an...

Bucharest is a Graffiti Artist’s Dream Canvas

I mentioned it earlier, but after a couple more days in Bucharest, I can’t reiterate enough how much graffiti there is in the city....

Hanging Out Near DOT

When they built the new Department of Transportation headquarters in SW DC, let's just say they did a really good job relative to what...

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...