Welcome to our world of 4 boys, Autism, Homeschooling and life in general.

Hi I'm Angie, busy Homeschooling Mum of 4 young boys aged between 4 and 11 yrs.

Bailey (11) is a huge car enthusiast, particularly classic cars, VW 'Herbie' beetles and VW Combi vans. Bailey lives with Autism (ASD) and Epilepsy but does very well coping with everyday life these days since we made the change to homeschooling back in 2010.

Dane (8) enjoys playing guitar, building Lego masterpieces and all things superhero! Dane also lives with a form of Autism (Aspergers) and a Language developmental delay (Apraxia of speech).

Ehren (5) is our gentle 'giant' and is a keen student in our Homeschool classroom. He enjoys both physical and mental pursuits and has a clear interest in currency!

Fraser (aged 4) is our little pocket rocket. He's a confident, head-strong little boy who never stops talking, singing or dancing!

Follow us on our journey as we learn about the world around us in our own unique way!

Monday, September 13, 2010

To blog or not to blog....

The first question I asked myself when setting up a blog was "Who will read it?" I thought this over and realised that what mattered more was did I have something to write about. The answer was a very loud YES and so here I am.

My life can never be called dull. Challenging? Yes! Somewhat bizarre at times? Yes! Interesting? For sure! Boring? Never!!!

I live a very full life. I often get people asking me how I manage or if I ever get any sleep. My best answer is only that I couldn't imagine my life any other way. Since as far back as I can remember I have always had an enormous amount of energy. Resting has only really been something I do when sick or hungover (those years are long gone mind you). So I guess having four kids was more than likely in my destiny, something inevitable to keep me out of trouble ;)

I once wondered why God had given our son Autism, why us? Weren't we good people? Didn't he deserve to live a normal life like all the other normal people in the world? Was this Karma coming back to me for something I had done wrong? I guess all very normal, human reactions that most parents have when they find out their child has been diagnosed with a disorder, disease, illness or some other challenge thrown their way. The thing I remind myself of frequently is that we have it lucky compared to some other families out there. Our child can walk, he can talk, he can kiss and hug, listen and learn, see and hear and grow up to live as long as anyone else in this world. He's not confined to a wheelchair, he's not been given a death sentence or suffering in pain day in and day out. He just sees the World differently to most of us. In actual fact I believe his brain actually works much more efficiently than ours. Perhaps he's the lucky one not being normal?

I think God gives us all challenges in some way, shape or form. Perhaps the bigger ones are given to those he feels can handle them better? Perhaps these challenges make us better people in the long run? Anyway I wouldn't change a thing about our lives. I love every bit about our family and maybe in time through reading my blogs other people will be able to truly understand why.

So until next time,
take care,


  1. Welcome to the blogging world! I look forward to reading more posts from you:)

  2. Well written, I look forward to reading you blogs Ang <3