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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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Chickenpox at The Nut House

It is interesting how the littlest things can change everything about my day, and even my week. Yesterday afternoon I noticed that Little Nut Nut had a chicken pox blister on his neck. I watched it for a few hours to make sure, but by the time I figured out it was actually chickenpox...
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Pregnancy Induced Forgetfulness

As my due date gets closer, less than 3 weeks away I am finding it harder and harder to concentrate. We are trying to get everything in order, and in doing so lots of things are getting overlooked. My brain is overflowing with way too many things not to write them down….but I can...
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Two Days in a Row…

One of my little Nuts woke up at 5am with a nightmare…thus starting my sleepy day a bit early. I am up cleaning & nesting shortly after the nightmare, OCD style…the baby could be here any day. My 2 year old Nut woke up with a dry nighttime diaper…Yippie!
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Only one more month…

I can’t believe that we only have 1 more month until the 5th Little Nut joins The Nut House! I guess it is getting to the point where I should already be packed and have a freezer full of ready made dinners…but I don’t. It would also be nice if we had somewhere to...
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UVA Heart Center Reunion Picnic & Mended Little Hearts

My Little Iron Man

We went to the UVA Heart Center Picnic a few weekends ago. We thought about going last year, but it was the weekend after Owain was released from the hospital and we were so happy to have him home we had no desire to go back after everything we had be through. It was...
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Speak. Confirm. Repeat. and do it again.

There is one ongoing conversation that has been repeated so many times since summer vacation started that it qualifies for a little bit of crazy. E Nut, my 5 year old came home from the last day of school with a squirt gun…just one. We have one squirt gun and at least 2 other...
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Choosing to Potty Train

I have been asking my 2 yr old Little Nut Nut if he wants to use the potty for months, probably almost a year and he has had very little interest. I thought that maybe he was uncomfortable with the padded potty seat ring to set on the big potty, so we pulled the...
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Schools almost over!

Yippie! Just over a week left and the kiddies are done for the year! I have to say that so far the school year has been about 3 weeks too long already. We are all just barely hanging on. As the days get longer, the kids are having a harder time getting to sleep...
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Welcome to The Nut House

My motto is “There is nothing wrong with a little crazy in your day” and I completely believe it. I think if I didn’t allow just a bit of crazy into my daily routine I would go completely bonkers. The Nut House consists of my myself, my husband William, my 4 boys ages 7,...
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Song for a Fifth Child

Some one sent this poem to me a few months back and I just remembered it. I think it is very fitting for my family. It was first published (I think) in the Ladies Home Journal in 1958. Enjoy! Song for a Fifth Child Mother, oh mother, come shake out your cloth! Empty the...
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Owain is home!!!

Such a happy little guy! We are so blessed!

He actually came home last Thursday May 29th! We have been getting settled, going to different Dr visits and trying to get some rest. The kids are so excited to have him home. It was very strange for them to be with out their parents for so long. They were just as disappointed every...
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Still waiting for Owain to come home…

I love this little guy so much!

Owain is still at UVA & we are starting to feel like he will never come home. I have been leaving as early as I can after getting the kids off to school & staying until 7pm or later so that I can nurse him. He has had some really good days with his...
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Getting better every day!

Celebrating Owain's Birth with a Family Photo

William insisted that I add a family picture…so here it is! Three very excited big brothers & two very happy & tired parents just a few minutes after Owain’s birth.   Lots of changes have happened since last Friday! Friday night when Will got to the hospital to visit they were getting ready to...
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