I think sometimes it is good to get away. Partly for your own sanity and partly for the fact that when you are separated from those you love, you tend to appreciate them a lot more. I think kids tend to take their mom's for granted and do not realize how much they love and appreciate them, until they are gone. I wasn't gone very long, but it was nice that my family missed me. I love my kids, I missed them when I was gone, but I LOVED traveling without them. I am glad to be back. I have the best family and I feel very grateful to have them in my life!