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, March 21, 2011


There are very few things in life that a parent will always remember. The birth of their child, the first time they walked, they first time they said your name and so on and so forth. Another milestone that seems even more significant as a Homeschooling mother is the day your child officially learns to read!

I can honestly say I will never forget the look on Bailey's face last week as he finished his early reader book and turned to me and exclaimed "I can read!". It was such a beautiful moment I had to let Nanna in on the excitement right then and there. Bailey jumped on the phone and screamed into the phone "I can read Nanna!". It was amazing that with that one book we both realised that all the hard work had finally come into fruition. He read the book front to back with no help, a brand new book he'd not even seen before, let alone read before.

It feels like this Homeschooling thing is all coming together. There was one missing link that I believe we have now found, a group of other homeschooling families to belong to. A group where I could get the support, advice and genuine understanding from other homeschooling parents and where my children could make good, genuine friendships with other homeschooling kids. We joined a fantastic group early this year and it is probably one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. We join them for park playdates, swim lessons, Monday classes (Bailey is currently learning Spanish and Art class, Dane is learning Spanish and Drama), excursions and other fun filled activities. It's a great group of Mums too from which I am sure to learn a billion things from.

All in all, things are going great in our World. My boys are thriving, I'm happy, we're all healthy, so really what more could you ask for?

1 comment:

  1. Ohyes that aha reading moment is awesome!!

    We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and the boys too.