I've read way too many articles over the years on how to make your bedroom your sanctuary, and have pretty much come to the conclusion that not a single one has ever been written by a parent. Or truthfully written by a parent. As a mother to a four year old and a six year old, I gave up trying to find a quiet and peaceful place in my home a long time ago. Six years and four months ago, to be precise (my eldest is an October baby). To conclude, children and Zen don't really mix.