Cara Loren

Running free

Kids and nature, is there anything more natural?


I’ve been craving stillness, sea breezes and water between my toes. Since we moved from Brisbane to Sydney life seems to have sped up, we still have dinner together as a family each night, Sundays still start with us all in the kitchen cooking breakfast, but these moments feel slightly rushed now.

Last weekend we needed to break free of the routine, go and explore somewhere completely new. Feel the sea air on face and let the kids run free. So we headed off and ended up at Palm Beach, it was just what we needed. The kids met some friends, they played, we watched, cuddled and smiled.

It's happening

There are big changes happening at the moment, my 5 year old is starting school at the end of the month. I’m filled with mixed emotions and as much I’m trying to feel happy, the days leading to this new beginning roll closer with moments of sadness, joy, fear and excitement.

How did we get to this point so quickly?

I want to feel ready but I don’t. I know as the days pass by watching him learn and grow, these feelings will be replaced with the wonder of seeing our boy grow into a little man.

But right now I want more time, more time of him.. just as he is now.

I’m not sure I’m ready for this day, I’m not sure I will ever be ready. The first of many times I will need to let him spread his wings…

Even if it’s just for a short while.


The smell of baking

The kids and I just made some shortbread, the weather has turned from sunny to grey, windy and cool. We’ve all slipped on some warmer clothes, coffee and hot chocolate has been poured, now for some snuggles on the lounge.

Shortbread anyone?

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