taking time for the game of chase

I would say over the last year I have transitioned into a work at home mom. As my blog has continued to grow over the years (hey, thanks guys for putting up with me!), and I now co-run Thrive and am a part of The Influence Events Team and am about to launch my shop....well I do a lot. So, I spend quite a bit of my time working and writing. I always thought I would be a working mom. My mom was, and I couldn't wait to have a career. But after working many years as an event planner and learning that the hours were a bit ridiculous if I ever wanted to see my kids, I decided to stay home.

Oh, and random and off topic but we've had some GORGEOUS weather this week. Way to go, January. 

wagon
wagon
outside
outside

Anyway, I've been able to take a day or two a week to just get away and work. It's wonderful and hard at the same time. It's also hard for me to take off my mommy hat for a few hours. I tend to be a control freak and have trouble being away at all. BUT I get time by myself, to sit, sip sweet tea and write, design, dream and plan. Perfect way to recharge my batteries.

And the best part for me?Getting to come home to my babies. 

When I walk in the door and they go crazy (you know, the good crazy), I understand how daddy feels every day when he comes home from work. I feel excitement to be a mom again. I can't wait to wrestle, tickle and play chase. When I spend every waking moment at home with the kids, I find myself turning into a robot. I go through the motions of motherhood without really stopping to enjoy it.

Last night I took the time for a game of chase.Although I'm insanely out of shape, chasing my hilarious girls around the house is worth every breath sucking moment. I need that time away to remember how great I have it. How blessed I am by these tiny people that I have the amazing joy of raising.

What can you do to remind yourself to play chase? What helps you remember how much you love being a mom?