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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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Family is Like Fudge

Family is Like Fudge, Sweet With a Few Nuts.

A Cavity-Free Trip to the Dentist!

Today we walked out of the dentist after the 3 big kids got their teeth cleaned and all three are Cavity-Free! This doesn’t happen very often. I think this might actually be the second time ever in the past several years. I feel bad for my oldest son, Wing Nut, he has my teeth....
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Strange Critters Moving in to Your House?

Strange Critters Moving in to Your House?

We have been having a conversation in The Nut House Community about What is the worst critter you’ve ever found in your house? And there are plenty of crazy creepy things that end up in our houses. I have to say that most of them have given me chills and I just might have...
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Our Cub Scouts Raising Money with a Bake Sale

07Cub Scout Bake Sale at Lowes July 2010 kids collecting money working to pay for activities

The other day, we went to Lowes. With a few of our Cub Scouts.
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! What a crazy week! We have been settling in to our old routines this week after Wing Nut and E Nut spent 3 weeks in NY with Grammy and Grandpa Nut. It seemed like forever that they were gone, and I am so Thankful that they are home. Although I am...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here And that means that my parents are coming for a visit tomorrow. They are staying for a couple of days and then taking Wing Nut and E Nut for their first ever extended vacation to New York! They are so excited, but honestly I am kind of...
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My First Vlog, Owain is Home from the Hospital


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Are You Suffering from Postpartum Depression? How Would You Know?

Postpartum depression is an interesting thing. I have up days and down days. And I have ups and downs and ups and downs mixed into one day. Sometimes I can’t tell if I am down because of PPD or because of the stress of Wee Nut’s Heart Defect. I have come to believe that ...
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My Family is Full of Nuts, Ever Wonder How We Got That Way?

Welcome to The Nut House…it is not just a catchy saying, well yeah it is, but not around here. We are all actually Nuts and have been for years. And when it comes down to it, my oldest Nut, Wing Nut made us that way. Which is fitting because one of my favorite sayings...
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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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Another Virginia Snow Storm, Another Post Full of Snowy Pictures

Little Nut Nut and E Nut kicking back eating a snowball snack.

This is the storm from last week that kept my public schooler home from Friday to Thursday. Every once in a while a scooper comes along and pushes some snow around. The plow only drove down our street once, many of the streets are 3-4 inches deep with ice, full of pot holes and...
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Kids Got to Work Painting Their New Bedrooms

Kids Got to Work Painting Their New Bedrooms

Because we can’t do all of the work now can we, and by we, mostly I mean my husband, Mr Wall Nut who does most of the work on the addition.                  
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Wordless Wednesday: What it Takes to Get a Good Picture Around Here


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Fun Friday Photos – Christmas Vacation

Tunnel to go with tent for kids.

I wanted to get a good picture of the presents that I wrapped from different recycled materials, but I completely forgot. Santa brings presents in Santa paper, and there were presents under the tree from my parents, my brother and from Mr Wall Nut’s dad and Katie. This year, I used a lot of...
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Thankful Thursday New Year Eve Edition 2009

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

We are all saying it “New Year Eve already? Where did the year go?!?” I am right there with you, this year has gone so fast. So many things have happened here at the Nut House, and while we have had some tough times, the good times are always here to hold us up...
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She Nut and I Wore Pink Today for Angel Baby Cora

We wore Pink for Cora

Baby Cora passed away this past week after only a few beautiful days with her family. She scored high on her Apgars and looked to be perfectly healthy. She spend her lasts moments breastfeeding with her loving mother before passing suddenly and unexpectedly from and undiagnosed Heart Defect. Kristine had a normal and healthy...
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Oh The Things I Do

For the majority of the past month, our house has been a sick one, and I don’t think it is going to end anytime soon. I think it actually started just over a month ago when Wee Nut got croup again and E Nut was home sick. E Nut ended up with strep a...
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The Story of the 2nd November Surprise, and She Nut’s 4 Month Check Up

The Story of the 2nd November Surprise, and She Nut’s 4 Month Check Up

Last week I took She Nut in for her 4 month well baby visit. I can’t believe that she is 4 months old already! Her excessive drooling makes me wonder if she is teething already and she is ready to start trying out a bit of rice cereal mixed with breast milk. Yumm! She...
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My Three Year Old Has NO Inner Monologue

Little Nut Nut talks all day long, every little thought that pops into his head, comes right out of his mouth. He wanders around the house all day long talking talking talking. About everything. One of his conversations he just had with the entire house went something like this… Keep in mind that he...
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Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

Our house is not all Sunshine and Roses. I bet you didn’t know that, but it’s true. Now it’s time to dispel all illusions that my family is an always jolly bunch of Nuts.                 Sorry no pictures of She Nut. I can tell you that right...
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Pumpkin Patch Hayride and Carving Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Hayride and Carving Pumpkins

I just realized that this post is going to be Heavy with pictures. Sometimes I just have a hard time choosing which photos are best to choose, so I choose lots. We went out to a new (to us) pumpkin patch a few weeks ago and the kids had a great time. It was...
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Little Nut Nut’s 3rd Birthday and a Birthday Blog Hop

Little Nut Nut has been waiting for a Wall-e Birthday cake since last winter!
He is just in awe of it :)

Today is Jamie’s birthday over at From Memories to Books, Happy Birthday Jamie! Jamie works as an Independent Consultant for Heritage Makers, they turn digital work, such as blogs and photos into scrapbooks. I am loving it and can’t wait to get one for Wee Nut’s story! Jamie’s Blog Hop is that we are...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

This week has been a rough one at the Nut House. Four out of 5 of my little Nuts were sick on Tuesday, 2 of them that normally go to school, stayed home. Wee Nut had a runny nose all morning and seemed fine until he woke up from from his afternoon nap wheezing,...
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