Love Being Home

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This past weekend I went away for the first time since I became a mother. Sure, I have left my kids with the babysitter from time to time, but never have they been left by Mommy for days in a row. It was an interesting experience for all of us.

I went away to enjoy a weekend with my sisters. There were going to be no kids involved, and I had the idea that it was going to be a perfect, stress free weekend. Quite the contrary. One of my sisters got sick, and a big change of plans had to be made. All of a sudden, our fun weekend became very laid back. Laying on the couch watching movies and reality TV the whole time. It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.

But, I learned a lot of things about myself as a mother. I learned that I not only love my kids, I love being with my kids. I appreciated them so much more after getting home. They were giggling with excitement to see me. I felt the same way. I realized that they are my home now. They are my family. Of course, my parents and my siblings are my family too, but these people that I have created a life with (my husband and our three beautiful kids) is where I am supposed to be. I felt at home more than ever when I
walked back through the door of our house.

I also found a new appreciation for my duties as a Mom. The mundane boring tasks that I don’t like doing as part of being a stay at home mother suddenly took on new meaning. As I piled up the laundry today, and have been taking care of two of my sick kids, I felt a sense of satisfaction that I was home to take care of all of these people that I love. They needed me. And, I needed them too. God gave me a beautiful family, and I’m so grateful for my job to be the mother and wife that they all need.

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at