But for now, I grab the moments when I can.
Normally my husband & I use this time to find a lovely cafe to indulge our other passion - coffee and banana bread with my youngest stepson.
This weekend though, I claimed as family history time.
St John's Anglican Church in Camden is home to many of my ancestors.
I came away with about 20 photographs and a few new leads.
I faced the usual problems of the modern family historian during my visit.
Firstly, the church was very firmly and definitely closed to the public. So browsing inside was not an option.
Secondly, many of the headstones and graves were suffering from neglect and weathering.
So although I found a lot of family names, I didn't find the couple of headstones I really wanted to find.
However our visit was too brief.
There was no time to visit St Paul's and no time to drive by Camden Park House - the home of John and Elizabeth Macarthur (it's only open for viewing on the second last weekend of September as it is still privately owned by the Macarthur family).
We saw the signs for Macarthur Park and Cobbity as we drove past...and promised ourselves another visit soon to the beautiful Camden cowpastures!