Date archive for August, 2011
Najwa Gaines is Fatty Mama
By David Gaines On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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My Advice To “Fatty Mama” About Bullies

When Dr. Anderson said it’s better to overfeed than underfeed an infant, well, it freed us from the anxiety of asking ourselves if we were feeding Najwa too much. So, we fed her. Sure, she has chunky More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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To Do List: Dig For Roots to the Family Tree

During Liberia’s civil war in the 1990s and early 2000s, I thought the two [or three or more] warring sides were all descendants of the freed American slaves who “founded” the country. More...

By David Gaines On Monday, August 8th, 2011
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Najwa’s Pilgrimage to Redskins Training Camp

If I look tired in the picture as we first entered Hog Heaven, it’s because I was! Najwa is not a lightweight anymore!   With the filthy rich owners and pretty damn rich players finally agreeing More...

By David Gaines On Monday, August 1st, 2011
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Najwa’s First Trip To The Beach

When Najwa was 3 months old [maybe 4] giving her a bath was like subjecting her to waterboarding. Maybe the water’s too hot? Not hot enough? Maybe all babies let out bloodcurdling screams when the More...