Donia is a stay-at-home Egyptian archaeologist who majored in Egyptology. Egyptology had always been her passion since childhood. But family is her biggest passion. She lives in Mount Kisco with her husband Ayman, their daughters Dania (2005) and Mirette (2012), their cats Tiger and Drogo, and their German Shepherd Max. She is also a stepmom to two girls Nada (1991) and Malak (1995). When she is not busy taking care of her big family, she enjoys anything Sci-Fi and fantasy, watching cooking and baking competition shows, playing the drums, playing tennis with her husband, video games, and DIY projects. According to her girls, she particularly enjoys event and travel planning for her family and always goes all-out and prepares too much for an event. She is excited to join Westchester County Mom to share her experience as an expat and mom.
family means

What Having a Family Means

I grew up surrounded by a huge family. My father had a crazy large family on his mother’s side in Cairo. He even had a bigger one on his father’s side in Upper Egypt....
back to school

I’m Not Ready For School

I will say, “I’m not ready for school to start.” I never was and I never will be. To me, the first day of school is the saddest day of the year. I like having...
express herself

An Ode to Uniqueness

It was supposed to be a superhero-themed day at camp when my nine-year-old put on a red cape and a huge full-headed unicorn mask and announced, “I’m a Herocorn!” I laughed so hard, admired...
unexpected path

Following the Unexpected Path :: Meet Donia

My name is Donia, pronounces like the Spanish word Doña. Not Danyuh and not Donna or Dona. I just wanted to get this out of the way since I am rarely called by my...