Goodbye SquiggleMum – Hello SquiggleBooks

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. 

I rarely write about parenting these days, and I feel that stories of my children’s adventures (or misadventures as the case may be) aren’t for me to share anymore. So I’m making a new home online, at

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Over at SquiggleBooks you’ll find a mix of book reviews, posts about children’s literacy, thoughts about education, and tips for teachers. You’ll also be able to keep up with the latest news about my own writing career, and definitely be among the first to know if when I land that elusive picture book contract. It’s a pretty basic site for now, but I expect it will grow and change just as this blog has.

Before I go, I’d like to thank a bunch of people who have been part of the SquiggleMum journey. There have been thousands of comments on the blog over the years – thank you to each of you who took time to connect here. Some readers have become friends – thank you for staying in touch and encouraging me along the way. I have been privileged to write for a number of other parenting sites and share parenting advice on air – thank you for having me.  I have also won several awards and been invited to speak about blogging at conferences – thank you for the opportunity. Thank you to the bloggers who have been with me since the beginning – especially Christie from Childhood101, as well as Kate from Picklebums, and Kelly from Be A Fun Mum. (There are too many others to name!)

I hope that many of you will join me in this next chapter…


Cath / SquiggleMum.