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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 Domestic 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.

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Organizing My Week: 5 Kids, Homeschooling, Public Schooling & Preschool

At this time, I have one public school Nut, one Homeschooled Nut and one Little Nut Nut in Preschool. They all have different schedules, which can get hectic and overwhelming. They all start their day the same way though, bright and early, first thing in the morning. When I first came up with this...
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Cloth Diapers: The Latest Addition to My Must Have List

Two weeks ago (Friday) I was getting She Nut ready for bed when I realized that I forgot to buy diapers for her. OK, no problem, I have a whole stash of cloth diapers & diaper wraps and I can use them for bit until I can get to the store. We made it...
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Vaccines, O2 Sats and Cranky Kids

Owain had his O2 check today, he is holding strong at 84, and has been there for the past 2 months. Way to go Owee! Wing Nut, Little Nut Nut, and Wee Nut all had the flu shots today, and the two older ones are walking around holding their arms like they just got...
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Perpetually late

Sometimes I wonder if the receptionist at my kids Dr actually enters out appointments in 15 minutes later than she tells me. She would be smart if she did. It doesn’t matter where we go, or how hard I try I am always late. There is always something that comes up. One of the...
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We interrupt this regularly scheduled life to bring you a technological breakdown

Arg! It seems that at least once a year, sometimes more I have to stop my life to reformat my computer. Not something I look forward to. I am pretty good about keeping my computer cleaned up, I scan it with several different programs designed to find spyware, malware, viruses, trojans, bla, bla, yadda, yadda, and all...
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Ahoy me hearties! It’s talk like a pirate day.

Shiver me timbers today is the day we get to walk around talking like pirates, officially! My kids love this day! They have pirate costumes and they dress up and sword fight while watching Pirates of the Caribbean. We are going to have a Pirates of the Caribbean marathon today and watch all the movies,...
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Fun Friday Photos

Have you ever had one of those moments where you look at what your kids at doing and think “AAAHhhhhhhh”!? Followed by “AAAAHHHHhhhhhhhhh”! And then you realize that everything in fact is fine. Wing Nut created this massive toy sculpture a few years ago, and when I first saw that he was sitting on...
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As I Was

As I was enjoying my very well organized morning, I realized that something was terribly wrong. It only took me a fraction of a second to figure out what it was, but in that moment my feelings of accomplishment and pride were shattered and I was suddenly racing around my house with feelings of...
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Little Nut Nut’s First Day of Preschool

Little Nut Nut started preschool today. He is so very proud of himself. We had a meeting with his teacher in his classroom last week and I had to drag him out of there kicking and screaming…explaining to his teacher that he in fact did not normally act like this, and hoping that she...
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Fun Friday Photos

The three oldest Nuts love to do face paintings, I suppose I should actually know who is who, but at this point all I know is there is one Ninja Turtle with two characters from Avatar, I think one Air Bender and one Water Bender, but I could be way off with this.
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Wordless Wednesday

Well, almost wordless, you know how hard it is for me to keep my mouth shut…I always have something to say. Wing Nut is homeschooling, but E Nut is still going to public school…today is his first day back to school…yes school starts in the middle of August, how crazy is that!?!    ...
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Owain’s First Steps

I know you all have been waiting for pictures of Ariel, so I was working on that today when I came across Owain’s first steps…actually they were just moments after his first steps, but the fact that I actually had the camera in my hand when he started walking is an amazing thing in...
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Today Owain is 15 Months Old, Comparing Him & Newborn Ariel

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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Ariel Margarete, Our New Pea-Nut is a She-Nut :)

Can you believe it?! We have a little girl! I still can’t believe it. Her name is Ariel Margarete, she weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long at birth. She was born at 7:10am on July 21, 2009. Margarete is my mother’s middle name and was the name of my great-great-grandmother on her...
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Its Baby Time…Heading to the Hospital

Finally! I wonder if this little Pea-Nut will be a boy or a girl? I have been in labor since about 9 last night. I was hoping to wait until the office opened this morning to see how things have progressed, but the contractions are 5-8 minutes apart & about a minute long. With...
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