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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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My First Vlog, Owain is Home from the Hospital


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Wordless Wednesday, Owee in Hospital Playroom

Back in the Hospital with Owain high fever bacterial and viral infection asthma1


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I Feel Like a Kid in a Candy, Um, Computer Store!

I Feel Like a Kid in a Candy, Um, Computer Store!

You know those days that start out all sunshine and roses. Days where everything is going along nicely and the kids are on spring break. This week I don’t have to do anything except some major organizing and finally doing our taxes. For many people I can imagine that doing taxes is not the...
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Fun Friday Photos

Fun Friday Photos

We were painting She Nut’s new bedroom a few weeks ago and having some fun taking pictures of ourselves.
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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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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

I am happy, and very Thankful to say that The Nut House has had a very quiet and uneventful week. It looks like we are finally getting back into our routine after our Christmas holiday. I am Thankful that my children don’t seem to mind the garbage bags of junk that have been leaving...
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How to Add a "Handwritten Signature" to Your Blog, A Tutorial (for blogspot only)

How to Add a "Handwritten Signature" to Your Blog, A Tutorial (for blogspot only)

Have you ever read blogs where there it looks like there is a handwritten signature at the end of the post? I think they are pretty neat. They add a fun and personal touch to a blog. I found My Live Signature awhile back and started to add it to my blog but couldn’t...
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BlogFrog Holiday Challenge – BlogFrog is Donating to The Children’s Hosptial

A couple of weeks ago I told you about the BlogFrog and my community that I have there in this post. I love the BlogFrog and have found so many great bloggers there and have learned so much. Now they are having a “Give the Gift of Community” Holiday Challenge to benefit The Children’s...
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Hotslings Baby Carrier Giveaway.

I love my Maya Wrap, but I have been wanting to try out a Hotslings Baby Carrier for a while. My She Nut has been riding around in a dark BLUE sling for the past 4 1/2 months as seen in this post and this one, and that just isn’t right for a baby...
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The BlogFrog and My Community There

A few months ago I joined the BlogFrog. You may have noticed that there are pictures of some of my visitors towards the bottom of my left sidebar. All of those people are members of the BlogFrog community. If you want your picture to show there, all you have to do is sign up...
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Five Question Friday

Five Question Friday is hosted by Mama M over at My Little Life. Every week she takes suggestions from her readers and comes up with Five Questions to share and ask others to share their answers too. It always looks like so much fun, so this week I though I would join in. So...
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The Winner of My Chinese Carnelian Necklace…

Chinese Carnelian Necklace

I am so glad that I decided to do a necklace giveaway. I have jewelry here that is made and unloved as I am not vending this year, it makes me happy to know that this necklace will have a home. Thank you so much for every one to entered my first giveaway, it...
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Postpartum Depression: Mama’s Losin’ It

When I think of Postpartum Depression, I always think of moms who can’t bring themselves to care for their children, who are just not happy after the birth of their baby. I never thought of it as general confusion or crankiness. And I never thought after 4 kids that I would have it with...
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Cloth Diapers: The Latest Addition to My Must Have List

Two weeks ago (Friday) I was getting She Nut ready for bed when I realized that I forgot to buy diapers for her. OK, no problem, I have a whole stash of cloth diapers & diaper wraps and I can use them for bit until I can get to the store. We made it...
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Artisan Made Jewelry: My First Giveaway

Chinese Carnelian Necklace

Before our little Wee Nut was born with a Heart Defect, and before the economic Recession, I was a full time jeweler. Like every day to keep my sanity, obsessed, driven to create, gotta touch my beads and make something new, kind of full time jeweler. I did a few shows after Owee was...
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An Ice Cream Maker

An Ice Cream Maker is what I have recently added to my must have list. This is a very big hint, for those closest to me…who know that I have a birthday coming up. I have been hinting in the direction of a pasta maker for quite some time now, but as I am...
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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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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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