I started blogging as SquiggleMum in 2008, with an eight week old baby in my arms and a toddler under my feet. It’s been a long time coming, but with two school aged kids and a busy life offline – I’m finally ready to let go of SquiggleMum. Well, the mum part anyway. Continue reading
2014 feels like a new chapter for me. With both children at school full time, this year marks a new phase of life with lots of new beginnings. Continue reading
This week I received a bittersweet letter from Compassion Australia, letting us know that the child we have sponsored for many years no longer requires our financial support. She is now 15, and while we are so pleased her family in Indonesia is finally doing well financially, we are also sad as she has been an important part of our own family. Her photo has always been on the fridge alongside our own children’s school photos. Continue reading
It’s Bird Week! I don’t really need an excuse to take my kids birdwatching because it’s my favourite weekend activity – but I realise it’s not a usual outing for most families. If you like the idea of birding but don’t really know how to tackle it with kids, here are some tips to help you out. Continue reading
The word “home” has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. What is home?
Home is a roof overhead. At least in the short term, “home” for us in Sydney is a rental house. To be honest I feel unsettled living in a rented property. The house is lovely, and I am so grateful for it, but making it feel like it’s ours is challenging. Continue reading