I am the proud mother of two beautiful children. As a mom, I have quickly learned that a home has to work for those who live in it. Function is of first and foremost importance when you have children and dogs (I have two of those furry children as well). Living with (all my) children has helped me understand that a home is more than just a place to hang your hat. It should be a place where all members of the family feel safe, comfortable and happy. Home is a place to make memories and messes. It should be a place that all members of the family love and want to be in most of the time.