I am Rachael, it's lovely to meet you! I blog about my journey in life as a woman wearing many different hats!
What's in a name? When my daughter named our little venture 'Squiggly Rainbow' - something stuck. You see, I don't know about you - but I think of a rainbow being perfection. In my early days of parenthood and marriage - I dreamed of that perfection. With the arrival of our second child having birth abnormalities (Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome), our Squiggly life began. Our Squiggly Rainbow.
Squiggly Rainbow is the little business I began in 2009 when I was full time at home with my youngest child who was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. We had already been through a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrom with Master S, now it was Master J's turn. I lost two friends that year to cancer. I almost lost my mind too.
Squiggly Rainbow was an outlet of creativity that provided a small income, and is growing into a lovely business I can run from my home in The Dandenong Ranges.
I am a 34 year old mamma and wife, believer in Jesus, student, thrifter, gardener, artist, photographer, knitter, lover, cook, seamstress, and most things home-makey! I am in the process of finishing my teaching degree and becoming a kindergarten teacher too!
Blogging began for me as a way of documenting and showing some of creative designs and updates on my small business. It turned into a place for me to share about my lifes journeys, joys, dreams, happy times, sad times, whimsical ideas and ideals.
I am married to my teenage sweetheart of 16 years, we have 3 gorgeous children; Miss G - aged 12, Master S aged 10 and Master J aged 7.
While establishing as simple and self-sufficient life as possible, I try to keep things simple and home is where that seems to be most of the time.
My background shares many interesting stories - broken homes, depression, special needs children and salvation.
It's lovely to 'meet' you and I am so glad you found this blog - hang on for a squiggly ride - I am! Anything else you want to know - just ask!