Welcome to our Walk on the Home Ed side blog. Here you will find blog posts about what we get up to. As well as useful resources, Links for age and projects.

Welcome to our Walk on the Home Ed side!

We are a Family of 5 who started our Home education Journey In April of 2010. Although originally it wasn’t our intention to do it this long. We have loved it so much we have continued on.

Today as I rewrite this intro the “Children” are pretty grown up. Thomas who was 6 1/2 when we started this journey is now nearing 18 years old! Jessica who was Just 4 1/2 is now nearing 16 and our new-born baby Emily who was a tiny 3 months old is now 11 years old!

We have moved 4 times during this period, We have had to say goodbye to beloved pets and Gained new ones some of which have also passed away to old age too.

This blog really is a glimpse into our lives the good and the bad.

Meet the Family

Our family differ slightly from most families out there as 4 out of 5 of us have a mixture of needs which come with lots of Labels. I wont go too much into these but it means we are generally a crazy and lively bunch who have all had to learn to understand our own needs and learn to tolerate and support the other needs in the family.

Thomas:

Thomas is our eldest son, he is fantastic with computers and enjoys coding games on his computer. Tom loves Manga and Anime and has always been a bit of an old caring soul. Thomas is also our little Maths wizard. He very quickly overtook me in Maths!

He is also autistic, ADHD and Dyspraxia which has restricted him throughout his life. But he is doing amazingly well and currently completing his second year of performing Art at college.

Jessica:

Jessica is our middle Daughter, She is our Artistic soul and loves to draw, paint or spend hours on her computer making Graphic designs too. Jess is a wizard with Photoshop!

Jessica has always been so grown up for her age and independent. therefore she has grown to be such amazing support for all of us and has always been the extra eyes I have needed when Juggling her Brother and Sister outside the house.

Jess is Dyslexic and has Dyscalcular, A recent assessment of this in 2020 has also shown she may possibly be Autistic (Aspergers) and ADD so we are yet again awaiting assessment for these.

Emily:

Now for the Baby of the Family! Emily is completely crazy constantly on the move and very much the family clown. Both girls are quite Sassy but Emily has a cheeky charm that goes with being the youngest child. She absolutely loves Rocks! one of her favourite books is the Egyptian book of the dead.

Emily is also Autistic, ADHD, SPD and Dyslexic she is more explosive than Thomas, 11 years later and we still have little idea of what her triggers are. Then again she is also the most free-spirited and sees the world in a way that others don’t shes the day dreamer.

Duncan and Myself

Duncan is our family’s rock. He is our main earner and when we first started the blog was working 14 hour days or more thankfully now is in a 9-5 and we get to see a lot more of him. I was a stay at home mum until about 5 years ago when I started to work Part-time to get out of the house a little. I am Aspergers and ADHD too so, therefore, we all tend to keep Duncan busy. We met as teenagers of 16 and just never really stopped “hanging out”.

Making use of the blog for resources or topic ideas:

Most of this blog is written for me to remind me of what the children have done and as a useful place to store links. But after having a lot of people asking for particular projects we decided to make it more user friendly.

Therefore we have refreshed the whole blog over the course of 2020/2021. Firstly we have been checking links, rewriting posts where done in haste, finishing Draft posts and organising them. (please bear with us between new posts and over 700 old ones it may take a while)

Results being any posts you find in the categories at the bottom of each page will have been checked. We are trying to help those looking for particular subjects. Therefore have tried to ensure posts are found in all the categories they cover.

Carrie x x

  • A photo of our children in 2011 the start of our walk on the home edside
  • our children in 2012 2 years into our walk on the home ed side
  • Summer 2015 5 years into our walk on the home ed side
  • Kids with their granny 2017 7 years into our walk on the home ed side
  • Our children with their Grandad Len and Nan
  • Kids dressed up for Comic con 2018 8 years into our walk on the home ed side
  • Kids 2019 9 years into our walk on the home ed side
  • Our kids 2019
  • Our Girls 2020 (Lockdown) 10 years exactly into our walk on the home ed side!

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In 2020 we started a Shop local Marketplace for Wiltshire called Wiltshire Gifts and in 2021 we started getting requests for more areas. Therefore we started Mylocal.Gifts so please feel free to see if we have a shop local Marketplace for your UK home county.

Thank you for checking us out and once again Welcome to our Walk on the Home ed side.