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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

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...
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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...
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Another Virginia Snow Storm, Another Post Full of Snowy Pictures

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…                
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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. This year, I used a lot of recycled packing paper and decorated with crayons and...
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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

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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