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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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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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The Impossible Update

I try to keep things light around here, but I did warn a few weeks ago that you might just come across some whining and complaining this month. I am full of whine this week, unfortunately it is not nearly as fun as being full of wine. This week has been an emotionally and...
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Happy 2nd Birthday Owain!! (part 2) The Day I Became a Heart Mom

How I Became a Heart Mom. CHD Awareness.

At 6:30am, 2 years ago today, I put my 13 hour old baby down to sleep. I had been up with him off and on all night long, trying to nurse him and hanging out with him. We were in a quiet little room. I was enjoying my first night with my Little Owee...
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My First Vlog, Owain is Home from the Hospital


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How Owee is Doing, Update From The Hospital

Really, I am too tired to actually post anything, but respiratory will be here soon for his breathing treatments and I know that there is no chance of Owain or I sleeping through that. I am just aimlessly wandering around the internet waiting for them to come and can’t really find anything to hold...
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Wordless Wednesday, Owee in Hospital Playroom

Wordless Wednesday, Owee in Hospital Playroom


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Back in the Hospital with Owain

Owee is back in the hospital. It doesn’t look as bad as last  month when we were here. After running off to the doctor when he woke up from a nap with a 104.7 fever, he was having a really hard time breathing so we admitted him. One thing we know for sure is...
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Great News from Peds Cardiology! Owee is a Lucky Boy and Mama Just Might Loose it

Owain is a Great Look’n Kid! Most importantly, his Heart is looking Great! Owain had a peds cardiology appointment a few weeks ago. Do you remember last month when I finally posted an update about is December appointment? Here it is in this post. It took me a while to post and update because...
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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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Thankful Thursday, Home Edition!

I was strong for my son when I had to be, now we are home, the house is quiet, Owain is sleeping and when I sat down to share this I started to cry. I was so scared when he wasn’t getting better, when he wouldn’t even talk to me, I thought “what if...
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Quick Ride in a Wagon and Trip to Pediatric Playroom

Quick Ride in a Wagon and Trip to Pediatric Playroom

I thought Owain could use a change of scenery, I know I needed it anyways! So we hunted down a portable oxygen tank, grabbed a wagon and headed out to the playroom. As soon as we got set up, respiratory therapy came in for his albuteral treatment. He fell asleep sitting up in the...
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Back to the ER and Now Admitted to the Pediatric Floor

Back to the ER and Now Admitted to the Pediatric Floor

Yesterday Owain was understandably cranky and tired. We spent the day on the couch trying to recover from the long night in the emergency room. He got up several times and slowly walked around or sat quietly on the floor playing trains with his brothers. He was still having a hard time breathing and...
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Spent the Night in the ER with Owee

Spent the Night in the ER with Owee

E Nut was home sick from school yesterday, he started getting a nasty cough Saturday night. Wee Nut got that same cough last night around dinner time, was wheezing, junkie, bluer than his normal and having a very hard time breathing. By the time I got every one else settled into bed and got...
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