Najwa Mining For Crystals

WHen we went to Engineering Family Day last month, she met with some metallurgists who talked about how mining minerals. She even got to make her own toothpaste. And then I saw this Crystal Mining Kit. This educational kit allows young mineral hunters to dig for their very own crystals, using the kit’s digging tool to unearth treasures from More...

by David Gaines | Published 1 year ago
Najwa the future doctor with a stethoscope
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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Priming Najwa to Become a Doctor With a Real Stethoscope

A couple of years ago I copied what my homeboy Eric Mack did for his daughter and got Najwa a play doctor’s bag with its various instruments. Thanks to it and Doc McStuffins, Najwa says she wants More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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Making Faces at Ben’s Chili Bowl at Reagan National Airport

Najwa and I were at Reagan National Airport to see mommy off for her work trip to Vancouver. We had a little time to kill so we grabbed some half smokes at Ben’s Chili Bowl which thankfully opened a location More...

Najwa creates her own spa for pedicures
By David Gaines On Saturday, January 30th, 2016
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Welcome to Spa Najwa

Last month, Nduku took Najwa with her to get her nails done.  Or maybe it was her eyebrows.  Whatever it was, Najwa also got a pedicure.  And apparently, the moment had an impact on her. The irony of More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
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Snowzilla

It’s been several years since the last massive snowfall in Washington, DC, better known as Snowmageddon. Najwa was conceived back then. Now our little one is all [relatively speaking] grown up and More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, December 31st, 2015
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Najwa Getting Her Feet Pampered

I’m not sure how I feel about Najwa going to spas already, getting her toes done, and all that other girly stuff, but mommy insisted and Najwa’s kind of adorable anyway.  More...

Najwa hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree
By David Gaines On Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Putting Ornaments on the Christmas Tree

We finally broke out the Christmas Tree.  More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, September 19th, 2015
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Guitar Rock Concert on the Porch

Just before Najwa hopped on her new bike she got for her birthday, she did a little guitar jam on the porch.  More...

Najwa's subscription to National Geographic for Kids
By David Gaines On Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Najwa’s Subscription to National Geographic Little Kids

Because I fiercely want to make sure Najwa is a reader, and to take an interest in science, I got her a subscription to several magazines aimed at kids her age, like National Geographic Little Kids.  More...

Najwa at my work place
By David Gaines On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Najwa Visits My Work Place

One of the best things about where I work is the family atmosphere.  If your kid’s school is closed, no need to work from home or take a day off.  Just bring your child to work. Najwa More...