My babies are now nine and five. I can’t quite believe it and I can say to all of you still in the trenches that this parenting stuff gets harder, easier, more complicated, less stressful, more wonderful and more rewarding as the years go on. And I am sure those with teenagers think I am still in the trenches so that’s the truth about this parenting thing – there’s always another challenge around the corner. Many people have asked me why I don’t have an Ed’s pic on this page. The reason is that I believe this magazine is about all of us, for all of us, compiled by all of us. It’s borne out of the sacred space that all parents share. That 3am desperation, the overwhelming joy, the fierce protective instinct, the knowledge that your life will never be the same again. We all need understanding and support and information on this journey and I hope that the magazine does provide all of that for all you. It’s not about me and my experience of motherhood because that’s only relevant to my babies. We are all experts on our own kids, we hold the instinct that will guide our own children to become the best adults. The time has come for me to hand over this wonderful publication to somebody else but I know that because of the commitment that we all share, the magazine and its extraordinary content and contribution to South African parenting will endure. Thank you to every one of you for being such great parents.