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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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CHD Facts and Statistics CHD Awareness Week 2013

CHD Facts and Statistics CHD Awareness Week 2013

How well do you know your CHD Facts? If you are telling your CHD Story, Raising Awareness, or reaching out to the media for CHD Awareness Week, double check your facts. With more Awareness comes more research, and statistics can change from year to year. These are some of the latest Facts & Statistics...
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Thinking of Baby Owee

Sleeping and Waving, Waving and Sleeping

Today I was thinking about Wee Nut’s first couple of days and weeks after he came home from the hospital after his first open heart surgery. Today is the anniversary of his failed cath procedure at 6 days old. Dr Limm was hoping that he could go in and put a stent in to...
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Random Thoughts of a CHD Mom

We had an amazing Mended Little Hearts meeting tonight. Our 3 leaders live in different towns and only really get to see each other once a month. It has always made planning for the group a bit difficult. We had a leaders meeting tonight and were able to sit down and talk about our...
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Mended Little Hearts Making Food Bags for Heart Families

Owee and his 4 big brothers helping out!

Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville’s main purpose is to really focus on inpatient families at UVa. I have met very few families who live locally, most of the families we meet are from several hours away. The past couple of months we have been leaving food at the hospital and trying to figure out...
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10 Things Tuesday

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I know how completely ineffective it is to try to host a blog hop and not get it posted until the end of the day. That doesn’t usually stop me from trying though. I just got off the phone with some great Mended Little Hearts leaders for Virgina and SW Pennsylvania. I love conference...
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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 excited that Mr Wall Nut will be home all weekend and not have to work two jobs! I am so ready for this weekend to get here. I am SO Thankful for all of the help that we got for...
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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

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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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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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Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville ♥ CHD Awareness Event & Fundraiser ♥

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Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville invites you to our CHD Awareness Week Event with a Silent Auction Fundraiser and Bake Sale on Monday February 7th to kick off CHD Awareness Week.  We will be in the Dining Conference Rooms 1-3 on the 1st floor of the University of Virginia Medical Center from 9:30am-1:30pm. These...
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Random Thoughts, Sick Kids, Mended Little Hearts

Ugh! I can’t believe there is still sickness going around our house! I think we are starting to get better, Owain is definitely much better than he was last night. His fever is way down and he is done throwing himself on the ground crying from discomfort. Tonight Honey Nut was the one who...
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Thankful Thursday ♥

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! I hope everyone is having a great week! I have been busy this week talking to many wonderful shop owners from Etsy. If you missed my post earlier this week, Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville is having a CHD Awareness Event and Fundraiser on February 7th. We are collecting donations for...
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Seeking Donations for CHD Awareness Event & Fundraiser {Silent Auction}

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If you look over at the sidebar, you can see that there is information about Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville. I have been a member for about a year and a half and a co-coordinator for close to a year,  9-10 months or something. Time goes by way too fast for me to remember...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! I am getting nothing done this week…except for planting some apple seeds before the died…but aside from that I seem to be struggling to hold on to time. I have found that it feels better to give up than to fight to get anything done. I am Thankful for my ability...
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Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville End of Summer Picnic

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I was going through my memory card for my camera deleting photos and I came across theses photos of our Mended Little Hearts end of summer picnic from August. I love this park, it has a river that runs through it, a small trail that runs through the woods, a nice playground, a fishing...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

I am here, really. I have not gotten lost in the land of many children and I did find my way back from the Mended Little Hearts Convention in Minnesota with very little trouble. I only managed to miss one flight out of four, and that is not too bad for me! I had...
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Mended Little Hearts National Organization Needs Your Votes!

Mended Little Hearts National Organization Needs Your Votes!

Mended Little Heart National Organization is in the running to receive a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. It is very easy to vote, all you have to do is visit the Pepsi Refresh Project webpage for Mended Little Hearst every day and vote. It is even easier if you have a facebook...
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Where is Blogger the Frog? He is in the Snow Covered Shenandoah Valley!

Where is Blogger the Frog? He is in the Snow Covered Shenandoah Valley!

A few weeks ago, we had another storm, I finally got around to posting pictures of the kids playing in the snow from that storm just the other day in this post.  It turns out there was a traveler who had spent time in Mexico with my bloggy friend Jenn. After that he went...
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Mended Little Hearts CHD Awareness Week Gathering

Mended Little Hearts CHD Awareness Week Gathering

Somehow I didn’t manage to get pictures of everyone with their CHD Awareness stickers on…but every one got one when they walked in the door We had many of our MLH members there as well as several nurses and doctors from Peds Cardiology. I met and talked with a few families who were in...
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Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville CHD Awareness Week

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Mended Little Hearts got a tour of the C’ville airport and the news was there to cover it! Very cool :)

Yesterday Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville got a tour of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. We got a tour of the behind the scenes activity. They took us behind the check in desk and we got to see where the luggage goes. Then they took us out back and the kids got to watch the airplanes...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Life can be crazy sometimes, so it is nice to take a minute to think about all the wonderful things we have and think about all the things we are Thankful for. You can also read about what prompted me to start Thankful Thursdays. I would love it if you would join me in...
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Today Owain is 15 Months Old, Comparing Him & Newborn Ariel

My Hero!

It is hard to believe that I just had a baby less than 2 weeks ago and today my little Owain is just 15 months old. It is a bit strange to have two babies around the house so close together. When the other kids were born, their siblings were much older and while...
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