The earbud generation — Mommy Daze

Earbud GenerationWe were lucky enough to have three different teenage girls stay with us over the summer. For eight weeks, we hosted a 15-year-old French girl, and then my 15-year old niece from California and her best friend stayed with us for four weeks.

The girls' visits overlapped for about two weeks so we had a total of three teenage girls living with us. Needless to say, as a mother of two preschool-aged boys, I learned a lot.

Exploring the hidden playground at Watkins Regional Park — Mommy Daze

WatkinsParkHorsePlayground01It's when I'm driving around a park looking for a rumored “hidden” playground, that I realize my dire need for a night out with adults. Despite this fact, I persevered and finally found the second playground at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro. I was embarrassingly excited to find it. But hey, we're moms, we have no shame.

Exploring Watkins' Wizard of Oz Playground — Mommy Daze

Watkins Park, located off route 214 in Upper Marlboro, has always been one of our favorite parks. It has everything from a huge playground, nature center, little train ride, carousel, miniature golf course, farm with a variety of unique animals and lots more.

I was wary when I heard they were tearing down the playground to rebuild it because, frankly, I thought their playground was pretty awesome already. But wow did they kick it up a notch.

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