This weekend we are in the charming lakefront town of Saugatuck, MI. Michael and I were graciously given private access to a friend's absolutely gorgeous home (so technically this isn't our home sweet home but let me tell you, it is sweet).

We thought about bringing the kids but at the end of the day decided we were due a weekend alone. At first I felt pretty awful about not bringing them. But as I sit and write this on Friday evening, with a belly full of delicious food - of which I was able to savor every. last. bite. with no whining or arguing from the peanut gallery - and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon in hand, I can honestly say that I am now happily settled into our weekend of R & R and have fully succumbed to the fact that every parent deserves a break from their little ones once in a while....even if it does happen to fall on Mother's Day weekend. What are your plans?