Harkee beach

Hi there and welcome to my blog!

I am Harkee, part-time lawyer, full time mummy to two little munchkins (Monkey, aged 4 and Missy S, aged 2) and wife to a wonderful man (Mr).  Having moved to Dubai in 2007 from the City of London, I spent years caught up in the corporate world with little time for much else.  Starting a family forced me to re-focus my energies and allowed me to get back in touch with my creative side.  My kids inspire me every day to be creative, whether through art, music, play or food.  I try to encourage their natural urge to explore the world around them and learn through play.  We are lucky to live in an amazing city with so many different experiences and opportunities accessible to us and I hope to make the most of these to give my kids richly diverse childhood memories and also enrich my experience of motherhood.

This blog is about our journey through the day-to-day; the experiences we have, the lessons we learn and the joy we share.  It’s not always going to be plain sailing so there may also be some trials and tribulations involved (although for my own sake I hope not too many!) It’s about Monkey and Missy being kids, me and Mr being parents, us being a family and being part of a wonderful expat community here in Dubai.

Through this blog I invite you to come along with us on our journey, AS they grow.

Harkee xx

You can also find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AStheygrow.me and Instagram @astheygrow.me