· Part of me starting this blog was my desire to be present. I would be home, and the kids would be there. I’d be playing with them part of the time but completely absent mentally a lot of the time. I might be focusing on what I need to do next or take the times where they’re eating lunch to play a few rounds of “Words with Friends.” I admit that since starting the blog, at time my lack of presence has shifted from checking on Facebook to linking up to a blog party. I’m constantly trying to remind myself to be in the moment. I hope I’m getting better. I’m trying to set my phone down more and engage with my kids. I hear from everyone that this time is short and goes by so quickly. I often respond, “Really? Because it seems to be taking forever.” Enough people have said it that I’m beginning to believe there has to be truth in it. Knowing that, I do want to embrace these precious times I have with my little ones. I want to put away my computer or phone during movie night so I can laugh at the right moments and have one of them curled up on my lap. I want to be present.