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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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As I was…

As I was… …settling down last night, feeling like I accomplished a lot, and the baby was trying to wiggle its way under my ribs, I suddenly realized that while I packed my bags for myself for the hospital, not only did I forget to grab some clothes to pack for the baby, I...
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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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My Oldest Nut Turned 8!

Wing Nut at Just a few Days Old

It was actually last week…maybe longer, but not too much. I can’t believe that my oldest just turned 8 and I am so close to having my 5th. What a quick, short, long, happy, hug filled, chaotic, fun, crazy, sleepless, exciting, overwhelming, jam packed 8 years it has been! I feel like there is...
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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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Wondering about a few things??

Just how hard does a 5 year old have to flush the toilet to actually break off the handle? Why do neighborhood cats like to use my veggie garden as a litter box? How many times can a 2 year old brush his teeth in one day? How come my answering machine can answer...
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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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Help Feed Homeless Dogs and Cats at Freekibble.com

We love this site! freekibble.com was started in 2008 by a 11 year old girl! She started a cute website with a trivia game about dogs. You can visit her site once a day to donate 10 pieces of dog food to dogs living in shelters. There is also a link on this site...
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Taking Owain to UVA today

So if you didn’t see yesterdays post, read that first and then come back up here to read this one. His O2 sats are still low again this morning and his pediatric cardiologists want to see him this afternoon. They are in the 61 to 72 range, mostly in the mid 60s. Wing Nut...
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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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Cancer Resources and Organizations

What is Non Hodgkin Lymphoma? American Cancer Society National Cancer Institute, Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Resources and Organizations

This is a list of some of our favorite ADHD Resources and Organizations. If you know of other great websites that you think should be on this list, please let me know. National Resource Center on ADHD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Kids Health Daily Strength ADHD: What Parents Should Know Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder...
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