I read a article recently on the Blog (How Does She) called Being a yes mom. It was exactly what I needed to read. I realized that I was a NO mom. I could always find some reason why we couldn't play with play dough or why we couldn't play outside (mostly because I wanted to clean and put away laundry). Today I really tried to be a yes mom, and you know what...It was amazing. We read 6 stories this morning before breakfast and it was such a great time. We talked about the books and looked for letters and the sounds they make. It reminded me why I left my well paying job to become a stay at home mom to begin with. Staying home is a balance. Talking, playing, teaching my daughters is what I felt I was missing when I went to work. Yet, the longer that I stayed home the more my days morphed into running errands, mopping, cleaning, and yelling. Today was a break thru for me in this uncharted path of motherhood. I recommend any parent reading it whether you work or not because it really is an eye opener.