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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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Sometimes Social Media Was All I Had

Sometimes Social Media Was All I Had

I saw this on facebook the other day and had to save it. It made me giggle, but it also made me think about the past 13 years of my life. It says “Sorry for all my “activity” on Facebook, but since I have kids, this “social” network is really the only “social” time...
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Free Download: Dave’s Guide to Budgeting

Dave Ramsey's Free Guide to Budgeting eBook Download

  Dave Ramsey is offering a free download, to help get your budget on track, help you get out of debt, and start saving money for your future. This simple budget guide touches on How to Make a Budget, The Envelope System, Paycheck Frequency, Families and Budgets, and Making it Work. The guide is...
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Printable Coupons – Total of $19.00 Off Game Night Favorites

Printable Coupons – Total of $19.00 Off Game Night Favorites

Print off all of these coupons for a total of $19.00 Off three classic Family Game Night Favorites! Pictionary, Scrabble, or Jenga are all awesome games to stock up on, to have on hand for last minute birthday invites, take on vacation, or add to your arsenal of Family Game Night options. I am...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! The weekend is almost here and for that I am VERY Thankful. It has been a long week, I have been struggling to get anything done. I feel overtired, overwhelmed, and under-caffeinated. Mr Wall has been gone all week and on his way home right now, I am Thankful that he...
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10 Things Tuesday

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I haven’t done 10 Things Tuesday in a long time. A VERY long time. There are many things that I haven’t done in a long time. I have been building momentum over the past few months and feeling like I am pulling myself up off the ground. I always had fun doing 10 Things...
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Weekly Wrap-Up 12-22-12

Of course the biggest thing that happened this week is the Mayan Non-Apocalypse. Honestly, I have been wondering about December 21st, 2012 since I was a little girl. I remember reading about it and thinking it sounded like a million years away. The Mayan Apocalypse of 2012 came and went and we are all...
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101 Reasons Why I Homeschool {8} My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

101 Reasons Why I Homeschool {8} My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

From the moment I knew I was pregnant, I knew I was going to Homeschool my children. By the time my oldest children were school age, I wasn’t ready and sent them to Montessori School first, and then to public school. Making the choice to send my kids to public school was one that...
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Do As I Say NOT As I Do. Please. 15 Things I Hope My Kids Are Not Paying Attention To.

Dear Nut House Children, I know I spend my days trying to teach you to grow up to be polite, healthy adults who know how to take care of themselves, so Please, Please, Please! Do As I Say NOT As I Do. Please.
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Kids Earn a Free Book with the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Barnes and Noble Free Book Summer Reading Program

We have been doing the Summer Reading Program at Barnes & Noble for years. This is Little Nut Nut’s first year and Wing Nut’s last year to participate, the program is open for kids in grades 1st-6th. My kids love to read and they have book lights or sit near their closet lights for...
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Love

Love

Love Hope My Future When my Present is Bleak My Rock My Partner For Always    
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10 Things Tuesday: 10 Reasons I Love Girl Legos!

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Last night, Mr Wall Nut made a passing comment about people complaining about the new line of Girl Legos. I had only recently heard that there was now a line of Legos just for girls, and I think it is pretty darn cool! I did a Google search about Legos for Girls and took...
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10 Things Tuesday

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Normally, I like to use it to organize my week, but I am not feeling very motivated this week to get anything done. Sometime in the next 30 seconds I will have to come up with my own personal 10 Things list. You can list 10 Things about ANYTHING! 10 Things is different for...
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Way-Back Wednesday

No I am NOT a Miniature and if you stop taking my picture there will be no way to prove that I am!

I had to check the actual day to make sure it was in fact Wednesday. It is. Then I was gonna do a Wordless Wednesday post, but then I realized that I haven’t taken hardly any pictures of anyone in MONTHS. What I did find was hundreds of photos from our pre-surgery Hershey Park...
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10 Things Tuesday

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Remember when I used to blog every day? Way back to last summer? Let’s just pick up there and keep on going! Remember 10 Things Tuesday?? I KNOW you do! It is my series of blog posts were I organize my To Do list for the week. The organizing of my week has always...
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Baby Steps, They are Not so Easy to Make

For me the New Year is a new type of beginning. THIS New Year is a new type of beginning. I am beginning life without my father. I am glad the Holidays are over. I don’t think I have ever been so miserable in my life. I struggled, with my Mom and my Brother,...
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Dad Was Always in The Middle of The Craziness!

Grandpa Jim in the Middle of The Craziness

This was taken just after Honey Nut was born. We were celebrating Little Nut Nut’s 3rd birthday, Honey Nut was only home just a few days. Grandpa as always, was sure to be in the middle of the Craziness at The Nut House!      
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Missing My Dad

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When I was taking this photo at Christmas time last year, I would have never believed it would be my last Christmas with him.
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A Step Back

Hershey Park Pre Fontan Mini Scrambler

Looking back at this past summer, I remember the both the fear of Owain’s upcoming surgery and the excitement of our pre-surgery vacation to Hershey Park. I could do without the fear, but I sure could use a vacation from life right now.
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Fill in the Blanks

I just realized that it has been over a month since I have posted here! Do I have time to sit down and write? Of course not! Do I have anything to say? Of course I do!
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Yep, we’re home

In case you are wondering, and missed the news last week, we are actually home If feels so good. And a bit lonely. And very quiet! And Owain had a clinic appointment with peds cardiology yesterday and there is no fluid building up since we have been home! *doing some serious amounts of cartwheels*
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It is Hard to Believe…

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I just realized that today is Friday. That means that we are only 1 week a way from Owain’s surgery. Today though, we had a great time at the park, such a great time that I didn’t even think about what day it was once. I took hundreds of photos, way too many to...
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Welcome to Hershey!

The card with our name on it was a fun surprise and a hint that it was more than complementary Hershey chocolates. What could it be!?

We haven’t even made it to the park yet and we are having a great time already! We are enjoying time together, time in the pool  and time forgetting about everything that has been weighing so heavily on us. When we checked into our room yesterday there was a little package waiting for us....
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Hershey Park, Here We Come!

After months of planning, we are just hours away from leaving for our Pre-Surgery vacation! We were in the middle of planning our trip when I mentioned it here a few months ago. We had what we thought was a nice trip planned, and what we really wanted to to was to spend time...
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