Here & Now


Just recently I believe we may have turned a corner in our parenting career: moving from the baby phase into the golden age of parenthood. This is the time when your children are no longer in nappies and not yet teenagers; a time of fertile imaginations; unfettered creativity;  unending questions, exploration and wonder. It is a time when magic can happen in young minds. I distinctly remember this phase with my own sister and so enjoy watching Morgan and Vivien head into this part of their lives.

It is also a wonderful time for Bradley and me as parents. Before children we were avid project-doers. There was always some sort of cooking, gardening or house project to do at our place. We loved being productive in our home, making things, fossicking around the place or putting in a “good stint” in the garden. When we had Morgan and Vivien, this…

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