About Us

WeDiscover the Science Museum of Virginia
WeDiscover the Science Museum of Virginia

educating today’s modern family

My name is Kat and I’m a digital educator & family life consultant. My family includes my husband, CJ, who served in the US Air Force for 24 years as a Flight Engineer before retiring in 2014, and my three teens, Nova, Alex, and Rob, who are currently into computers, art & film, aerospace, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. My focus is to educate today’s modern families on balancing work and family life by blending technology and self awareness. I love to start educating others by starting with our own family life to lead by example. We’re a modern geek family out to challenge ourselves to Learn. Discover. Play. Together!

Have Geeks Will Travel!

Aside from being geeks, we also travel around the nation since we were military we had to move every 2 years. Now that we’re retired, all year long we still take road trips, vacations, and glamping in our travel trailer. It’s especially relaxing and educational for us because CJ and two of our three geekheads have Autism (Aspergers Syndrome) and Kat has anxiety disorder and OCD. Technology, traveling, photography, and geek entertainment help us all cope with our mental stresses, which in turn help us better understand each other.

Learn. Discover. Play. Together.

As a family we enjoy traveling, video games, board games, cosplay, Science & Technology, as well as Art & Photography. But of all our hobbies, we have learned that our children become better people when they travel and do things as a family together. Kids appreciate more of what they have. They learn to cope with changes, try new things, and compromise despite differences. Discovering the world allows our children to discover themselves as well, and they bring more to society when they know a whole world is waiting for them out there. So we encourage families to take some time and enjoy life together.

myself (front) and my daughter, Nova (back)
myself (front) and my daughter, Nova (back)

 

All photographs and articles are Copyright ©Kat and Nova Mahoney unless advised otherwise. Photos may not be reprinted or reused without express written consent.