Mari is a Florida native who moved to the area for work after grad school. She moved to the DC Truxton Circle/Shaw neighborhood and now lives the College Park, Maryland area. She began blogging about the Shaw neighborhood in 2003 and the InShaw Blog ran for 10 years until she took a break and quietly restarted it in 2017. That same year she became a new “old mom” through the adoption of an insanely handsome little boy. She loves dancing with her husband and exploring new things with her son.