About Us

Hello and welcome to They Grow So Quick a Yorkshire based parenting blog.

I'm Emma, a thirty something, stay at home mum to three beautiful boys. Yes I am totally outnumbered! I have been married to Phil(who occasionally appears on the blog) for nearly 5 years now and we live near Leeds in West Yorkshire. As a family we love to spend our time exploring Yorkshire, visiting museums and attractions and eating out together. We home educate so none of my boys attend nursery or school. This means life is always very busy in our house but I wouldn't have it any other way.


I have a weakness for pretty dresses, shoes, stationary, cake, tea, sunny days and long soaks in the bath. In my spare time I enjoy baking, reading, bargain hunting, playing board games and of course binge watching shows on Netflix. I am currently working my way through a 2017 Good Reads Challenge. Phil and I love getting away for a couple of hours or even a night when we we get the opportunity(not very often these days).  I am also a big fan of social media and use it daily so please come over and say hello. You can find me on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram.

The boys

Sebastian is 6 and is mad about Lego and construction toys in general. It is no surprise that he wants to be an architect when he grows up. He is often found with his head buried in a book. He also loves puzzles, playing the piano and board games. He never stops talking and asking questions.

Alexander is 4 and loves the emergency services, he is currently torn between becoming a fire engine driver or a paramedic when he grows up. He loves picture books, crafting and baking and is also becoming a big Lego fan. He never sits still from the moment he wakes up until he goes to bed, even when he is asleep he fidgets!

Barnaby turned 1 in March. He is in to absolutely everything! He loves toys with wheels, sensory play and food. He is our last baby so we are cherishing every single moment of his babyhood.

The blog

I have been blogging for around 7 years now, starting with fashion and beauty blogging. I started writing They Grow So Quick in 2011 when Seb was still a baby. My blog is very much a hobby but I have been lucky enough to work with some fab brands along the way including Ella's Kitchen, Degustabox, JoJo Maman Bebe and Baker Ross as well as some amazing independent brands. I love to write about family food, crafts, home education and about days out we have had.

If you have any questions or would like to feature on They Grow So Quick, you can get in touch via my social media channels or pop me an email to theygrowsoquick@gmail.com

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