Confessions of a College Park Mom

For Moms, Spring Break Has a Whole New Meaning

  Ahhhh, Spring Break in the 32804!  My husband took a vacation and we’re not traveling this year, so for us it’s a week for mapping out new daily adventures that are a reasonable driving distance, family-oriented, and budget-friendly. Most of all, though, I look forward to a week free of dropping my kids off at school.  While I love […]

I’ll never do it again. Until next year.

Glitz and glamour, fabulous food, spectacular entertainment, and swag bags they’ll be talking about for months to come.  I’m not talking about the Oscars, I’m talking about the parties we throw for our kids right here in the 32804. Nobody throws a birthday party like a College Park Mom.  This year, we’ve been to a chocolate factory, a comic book […]

Put a Glass Dome Over Us, It’s Fine

Almost every morning, I drive thru McDonald’s on my way to school drop-offs and work to get my daily coffee and “Good morning, love!” from the friendly lady at the window whose name I don’t know but is the second grown-up I encounter each day, and therefore one of my closest friends. I also count the gas attendant at Bob’s […]

I wanted to be a College Park Mom

When I moved to College Park almost ten years ago, I was newly engaged, and had always lived in communities built for working singles. I was in a whole new world. I thought, “This neighborhood is not up-and-coming, it just IS.” I’d look at the moms parading up and down Edgewater Drive in their matching workout ensembles with their fancy strollers (were […]

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