I am new to blogging and new to this club. What I am not new to is mothering/parenting. I have 2 out of the nest. The third child is still nesting with me. I love being a mother and set out to be the best mother in Melbourne. I turned it into an art form and have had umpteen successes and failures just like any artist ,except when they have failures they can throw the canvas away. Often with mothering the failures stay around as baggage for a long, long time. I can only live in hope that at the end of my mothering career the successes will outnumber the failures. This begs the question , does a career in mothering ever end - I highly doubt it.