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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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Coloring is Not Just For Fun

Well…it sure is lots of fun, but coloring is so much more than just a fun way to pass the time. From the very beginning of a child’s coloring experience coloring is full of education. As they learn to hold a crayon and go from scribbling to controlled movements, they learn how to draw...
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Free Printable Easter Coloring Pages

easter bunny coloring page

Easter is as sure a sign that warm weather is here as Halloween is a sign that the warm weather is gone. It is a wonderful holiday, surrounded by blooming flowers, budding trees, kids playing in the back yard and relaxing walks after dinner. By the time Easter rolls around, the days are noticeably...
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Stocking Up Your Shelves Sale at CurrClick Homeschool Curriculum in a Click

Now through December 19th 1000′s of Homeschool resources are discounted up to 75% CurrClick is having a “Stocking Up Your Shelves” Sale.
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101 Reasons Why I Homeschool: School Lockdowns {7}

Yeah, Yeah, I know, I know, it doesn’t happen very often. But it does happen. Wait, it does happen often, it happens so much that we hardly think about it past the day it does. Today there is a school on lockdown right now. They just sent a message out to the parents via...
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Slipping Away

Time. Life. Money. No matter how hard we try, it all just Slips Away. You know the saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”? I guess that is me. Well not entirely.
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! Yikes, I am Thankful this day is over! The day itself was a good one, a wicked busy one though and I am exhausted from it! We came so close to finishing up E Nut’s homeschool for the year, but he fizzled out at the end of the year end review...
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The Big Kids Help Out with a New Flag for Memorial Day

Putting up the American Flag with the kids Memorial Day 3

After a quick Memorial Day homeschool lesson yesterday, we put up a new American Flag. Wing Nut and E Nut helped out and did a great job    
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10 Things Tuesday

10 Things Tuesday New Banner

I had hopes and plans for this week. With 5 sick kids, none of it is getting done. As frustrating as it is, I am OK with it. The 3 big kids have had high fevers since last night and when I thought Owee’s had gone down, it came back. Honey Nut had the...
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Weigh-Day for Wing Nut, Starting Our Veggie Seeds and Straw Bale Gardening

Wednesday is WeighDay for Wing Nut. He as been doing well for the most part. He gained a lot of weight at the very start, I am guessing that it is because he was so far underweight. A few weeks ago we were disappointed when he didn’t gain any weight. And I am kind...
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StartWrite 6 Handwriting Software for Creating Worksheets

Startwrite Handwriting Software

It is true what they say about boys and terrible handwriting, my boys penmanship is atrocious! I have learned to decipher my 7 year old E Nut’s writing, and that was no small task, but it has been driving me crazy that half the time I have no idea what his homework says. He...
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101 Reasons Why I Homeschool: Schools That Tell Us What to Feed Our Children {6}

Last night Mr Wall Nut mentioned an article that he saw about a school in Chicago that has banned all food brought from home and is forcing school provided lunches on students. They do make exceptions for food allergies, I will give them that, but to presume that all parents make bad food choices...
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A Poem From My Wing Nut

I am not sure if this poem has a title, I giggled so much I forgot to ask. I also didn’t ask him for permission to publish it in all of its entirety, so I hope he doesn’t come down on me and bust me for copyright infringement
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Homeschool Spring Lego Competition Prizes

Yesterday I shared photos of Little Nut Nut with his winning entry for our homescchool Lego Competition that we had yesterday. I never did get photos of the 2 other entries from Wing Nut and E Nut, who also won by the way. The competition came about because of a trendy fad that has...
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Winner of the Best Talking Animal Spring Garden Lego Creation

Little Nut Nut Talking Animals Happy Garden 1

Even though it was Sunday, The Nut House Homeschool was in session. Today’s assignment was to create a Lego creation based on Spring. The kids were asked to use as many Legos as the could to create a Spring setting. Little Nut Nut, Wee Nut and Honey Nut have a massive Duplo collection and...
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Working on the Addition and Family Workout

After opening up our addition in June of last year, we took a break from the constant work. It was getting to be too much physically, emotionally and financially. It was nice to take some time off, but now it is getting to the point where it is getting annoying that it is still...
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101 Reasons Why I Homeschool: Our Founding Fathers {5}

I can’t think of anything I would rather do than spend my days with my children. And the fact that I get to teach them is awesome! Every day I learn something new. I learn things that I forgot and I get to teach things to my kids that I loved learning about when...
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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Last week I mentioned that my sweet baby girl is fond of the F-bomb. Would it be wrong to say that I giggle when she does it? It is not a word that she is going to hear around our house or anywhere we go. Last week I didn’t think that it had any...
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101 Reasons Why I Homeschool: Colonial Williamsburg {4}

Colonial Williamsburg Cannon Fire

In September we went to Colonial Williamsburg for the Homeschool experience they have. There are special workshops and discounts for homschool families in September and then again sometime in the spring I think. If you know how we roll, it shouldn’t surprise you that we missed out on most of the scheduled homeschool activities,...
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Season of Giving at CurrClick to Provide Food for Hungry Families

Season of Giving Feeding the Hungry World Vision

One of my favorite homeschool curriculum websites is CurrClick. They have everything from core curriculums to quick little projects that I use to supplement curriculums that I am already using. They have all subjects and projects for babies on up to high school graduation and offer printed, ebooks in PDF form, audio, video and...
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Meet Maria Dobsonfly

Maria Dobsonfly at The Nut House 1

You might remember last summer when I talked about the Dobsonfly that we found outside our back door. I have never seen anything like this thing before. We have lived in our house for over 7 years and I never heard of them either. I guess that they live near water and come out...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Am I the only one who is relieved it is finally Thursday?!?  I am having one of those weeks where I just can’t seem to get cooperation from the kids and have spend the week living in a state of “what now?” and “what next?” As a preface to today’s Thankful Thursday, I feel...
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Take it on Tuesday! And My 1st Etsy Sale

Tuesday is here again and it is time for me to look around my house and see what projects I need to finish up and which ones are due to be started. I have been feeling accomplished the past couple of weeks while we all settling into 3 kids that are homeschooling while still...
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101 Reasons Why I Homeschool: ADHD? {3}

The question mark after the diagnosis of ADHD is really how I feel about my oldest son Wing Nut’s situation. When it comes down it, I am really not sure I believe that is what he has. He has many of the classic symptoms of ADHD, but on top of that he has also...
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