Cara Loren


I’m so thankful for the ability to imagine, we all have it maybe not used as often as when we were children but it’s still there. There are times in my life where I want to be somewhere else like that elusive dream of living on a block of land with chickens running around and kids playing bare bottomed in the mud but right now that dream isn’t possible. Although, it doesn’t mean I can”t imagine and for that moment let my mind wander and imagine what might possibly be one day. And sometimes the imaginary can be even better than if it was real.

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.


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