“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gilbran One of my favourite songs is a song by Taylor Swift called ‘Never Grow Up’. Your little hands wrapped around my finger And it’s so quiet in the world tonight Your little eyelids flutter cause you’re dreaming So I tuck you in and turn on your favorite nightlight To you, everything’s funny You got nothing to regret I’d give all I have honey If you could stay like that Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up Just stay this…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gilbran   I love living where we do in Wiltshire  – its green and open and we are surrounded by countryside. I also love being part of the community – admittedly not in the village we actually live in, but the one where Izzie goes to school. They always have the best events going on, and this summer was no exception. For the last two summers we have visited the Boondocks Festival – its a little festival, very family orientated, great music and great food…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gilbran Brothers – I’ve noticed such a bond growing between these two this week as they have had some time alone, as Ollie finished Preschool a week before Izzie finished school.  Mason is still refusing to speak a lot but Ollie talks to him so clearly and patiently and always tries to explain everything to him. Admittedly they have their moments – Ollie doesn’t always want to share his toys, but I love that all my three are so close (even with the fighting between…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gilbran Izzie was born on the 8th April 2010, 5 days overdue weighing a tiny 5lb 14oz. She was such a tiny little dot, and has maintained that as she’s grown. She perfectly in proportion, but always tinier than her classmates, despite regular growth spurts. Lately she has developed a bit of complex about it but as I keep telling her good things come in small packages. I am only 5ft 2, and my mum is just over 5ft. She has our short genes! Last…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gilbran I always joke about my boys being little monkeys – they clamber and climb everything – out of cots, over the sofa, and they love the playground. What I didn’t realise however was that Ollie has taught himself to climb trees – and he can do it well! No wonder I am going grey. To look around and suddenly see your four year old several feet off the ground – a bit of a heart stopping moment. Although as Ell told me, he’s not…

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