Monthly Archives: February 2011

Celebrating CHD Awareness Day in Honor of Our Heart Heroes

Over the past week many Heart Families, have shared their stories and facts about Congenital Heart Defects to raise awareness of the Number 1 birth defect. Today is the last day of CHD Awareness week, and ends with CHD Awareness Day. We celebrate the amazing Heart and the power behind it. We celebrate CHD...
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The Day I Became a Heart Mom

CHD Awareness Week Congenital Heart Defects

This post was originally posted last year in May for Owain’s 2nd birthday. It is the story of his birth and the moments following his diagnosis of having a Congenital Heart Defect. I have spent the past week working extra hard to raise awareness of CHDs and how common they are and I think...
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Target Daily Deals: Mini Video Camera & Buzz Light Year, Toy Story 3 Ultimate Collection

Target Daily Deals: Mini Video Camera & Buzz Light Year, Toy Story 3 Ultimate Collection

Target has some awesome online deals! Every day they have the Daily Deals which are crazy price cuts that can be over 50% off and usually have Free Shipping! I am super excited about this little video camera today, especially since we don’t have a digital video camera. We use our old digital camera...
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Pack 44 Salutes Sergeant Graham! We Miss You, Stay Safe!


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5 Question Friday

I haven’t done Five Question Friday in a while, so I thought it was time to join My Little Life by Mama M and answer a few questions. Five of them to be exact. You can join her every week for a new set of fun questions to answer and share with then interwebs....
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Hard to believe it is Thursday already, this week is flying by! I am so ready for this weekend to get here. I am SO Thankful for all of the help that we got for our Mended Little Hearts CHD Awareness Event and Fundraiser on Monday. And Thankful for all of the people that...
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Wordless Wedneday {Wee Nut Before & After Glenn Procedure 2008}


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A Song for Struggling Families

For all the Heart Families Who are Forced to be Strong When it Would be so Much Easier to be Weak This song always brings up memories of when Owain was born. Without fail, I would hear this song every single day, either on the way into to visit him at UVa or on...
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CHD Awareness Week Event & Fundraiser

Today is the first day of CHD Awareness Week. This is the week that we spend even more time raising awareness of congenital heart defects. There are events scheduled all over the country this week. Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville hosted an event today at the University of Virginia. We had a fabulous time!...
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CHD Facts, Mended Little Hearts & CHD Awareness Week

The Facts * Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects in the United States, affecting approximately 1 in every 111 babies each year. Up to 1.3 million Americans alive today have congenital heart defects. Nearly twice as many children die from congenital heart defects in the U.S. than from all forms of...
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Out of the Mouths of Babes

My children live to embarrass me. I am convinced of it. Little do they know after giving birth to 5 kids, showing off my girlie parts of a room full of strangers on 5 different occasions, there is little that they can do to embarrass me. They are working hard at it though. Wee...
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I Love My Life!

My house is a mess, I have only cleaned my kitchen once this week. Yesterday I feed my kids lunch on paper towels. These same kids may have gone just a little too long without a bath. The good news is that the sickness has almost completely left The Nut House! Even in the...
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Can EKGs save lives of student athletes?

I saw this on the Today Show this morning. I love that this is shedding some light on the importance of getting young adults participating in sports screened for CHDs! At the same time, I am disappointed at what the American Heart Association was quoted as saying about screening and the necessity for EKGs....
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