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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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10 Things Tuesday

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I haven’t done 10 Things Tuesday in a long time. A VERY long time. There are many things that I haven’t done in a long time. I have been building momentum over the past few months and feeling like I am pulling myself up off the ground. I always had fun doing 10 Things...
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101 Reasons Why I Homeschool {8} My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

101 Reasons Why I Homeschool {8} My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

From the moment I knew I was pregnant, I knew I was going to Homeschool my children. By the time my oldest children were school age, I wasn’t ready and sent them to Montessori School first, and then to public school. Making the choice to send my kids to public school was one that...
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Way-Back Wednesday

No I am NOT a Miniature and if you stop taking my picture there will be no way to prove that I am!

I had to check the actual day to make sure it was in fact Wednesday. It is. Then I was gonna do a Wordless Wednesday post, but then I realized that I haven’t taken hardly any pictures of anyone in MONTHS. What I did find was hundreds of photos from our pre-surgery Hershey Park...
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Yep, we’re home

In case you are wondering, and missed the news last week, we are actually home If feels so good. And a bit lonely. And very quiet! And Owain had a clinic appointment with peds cardiology yesterday and there is no fluid building up since we have been home! *doing some serious amounts of cartwheels*
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It is Hard to Believe…

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I just realized that today is Friday. That means that we are only 1 week a way from Owain’s surgery. Today though, we had a great time at the park, such a great time that I didn’t even think about what day it was once. I took hundreds of photos, way too many to...
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Welcome to Hershey!

The card with our name on it was a fun surprise and a hint that it was more than complementary Hershey chocolates. What could it be!?

We haven’t even made it to the park yet and we are having a great time already! We are enjoying time together, time in the pool  and time forgetting about everything that has been weighing so heavily on us. When we checked into our room yesterday there was a little package waiting for us....
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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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Why Yes, They Are Dead. Are You Surprised?

Why Yes, They Are Dead. Are You Surprised?

A few months ago, E Nut pulled some already sprouted apple seeds from his apple and insisted that we plant them. It was something that I talked my way out of for years, but there was no way I could say no to him when they were already starting to sprout.
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The Big Kids Help Out with a New Flag for Memorial Day

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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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Monday, You Did Not Let Me Down.

After our awesome 1 hour family Wii Fit workout yesterday, Mr Wall Nut and I decided that we were going to start getting up at 5am to workout. We have been talking about it for months and were so close when daylight savings time messed up my schedule. Yes. I am still bitter, and...
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Trying to Get a Kid Portrait for Owain’s Third Birthday

Trying to Get a Kid Portrait for Owain’s Third Birthday

My parents are here are visiting for Owain’s birthday and we had some cake and ice cream and of course presents His actual birthday is on Tuesday the 3rd and today we kicked off his birthday week. While I had the kids all dressed up looking sharp, I thought I would try to get...
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Thankful Thursday and Wing Nut’s Weigh-Day

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! My parents are coming for a visit tomorrow so we can celebrate Owain’s 3rd  birthday this weekend. We are so excited and Thankful for the visit. The kids go home late last night from E Nut’s baseball game and I forgot yesterday was Weighday for Wing Nut. If you remember last...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! After last week’s storm, this beautiful week was just what we needed. Warm weather, open windows, a dry basement and hot water. We are so thankful for all of those things! Tonight we managed to get the kids out the door after dinner for an evening walk, something that we haven’t...
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Playing at the Park

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E Nut had baseball practice today. We only had to go to 3 different parks to figure out which one the practice was supposed to be at. While he was practicing, the other 4 kids played on the playground. I don’t usually go to the park with all the kids by myself. The older...
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Mended Little Hearts Making Food Bags for Heart Families

Owee and his 4 big brothers helping out!

Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville’s main purpose is to really focus on inpatient families at UVa. I have met very few families who live locally, most of the families we meet are from several hours away. The past couple of months we have been leaving food at the hospital and trying to figure out...
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We Still Have Apple Trees!

We Still Have Apple Trees!

I think we started out with 4 baby apple seedlings In January. And all 4 of them did well for awhile. I forgot to water them for too long and we lost a few. So sad. And then there were 2. But they are getting bigger and growing tons of leaves. I am really...
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Another Lego Fanatic

Another Lego Fanatic

E Nut has gotten in on the Lego party. I signed him up for the Lego Club for Christmas and he started getting his Lego magazines and catalogs. Now just like Wing Nut, he studies them and follows me around the house all day telling me all about the newest sets and his newest...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! What a fabulous week we have been having! Wing Nut is still gaining weight. He also has a much better attitude, is less impulsive and more agreeable. E Nut has a new obsession with keeping my tea cup full of tea. So while the kids are still waking us up in...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! My kids were in rare form today. It was the type of day that I could not have predicted if I were a psychic. My morning started while Wee Nut played quietly in his room, the big kids were in the class room making paper bag puppets and Little Nut Nut...
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Things My Kids Destroy {3} Mirrors

This is another video of yet another thing that my kids have destroyed. Sorry about all of the rambling, but if you have seen any of my other videos or blogs you should know by now that I ramble a bit. This is how I started my day, cleaning up a bloody little boy...
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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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Missing my Boys

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Mr Wall Nut took the 2 big kids on a Cub Scout camp out this weekend. E Nut got me up extra early today running around with excitement. Wing Nut enjoys his mornings much more like I do, late and lazy. Somehow we get woken up way to early by the early risers. I...
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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

I am updating my digital photo frame and going through all of my digital photos and scanning my older ones from the old camera. I just came across this one from when my 3rd, Little Nut Nut was a newborn. He is hanging out on the floor with big brothers E Nut and Wing...
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