This past weekend I attended Hearts at Home in Peoria, IL for the 1st time and it was a great experience! In previous years I have attended a similar event called “MomCon”. I remember the work to prepare to leave, the guilt of leaving, yet the hunger for time away to fill my soul. I was desperately needing ME time and was looking forward a few days of kid-free time. I wanted to eat a hot meal, slowly…so I could taste it. I usually made it an overnight event, and I looked forward to sleeping all night long, in my own bed.