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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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She Nut’s First Meal of Rice Cereal

She Nut is sitting in her highchair for the first time.
Up until last night this highchair used to belong to Little Nut Nut.
Looks like it is time to pull out the bench for the dinning room table since E Nut has been kicked out of his booster seat so Little Nut Nut has a place to sit at the table now.

I have been trying to find a good time to feed She Nut rice cereal for the first time for the past couple of weeks. When we were all sick, the day would get away from me before I ever got the chance. She has started to wake up again for middle of the...
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She Nut’s First Day in the Bouncy Saucer – Wordless Wednesday

She Nut’s First Day in the Bouncy Saucer – Wordless Wednesday

   
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The Story of the 2nd November Surprise, and She Nut’s 4 Month Check Up

The Story of the 2nd November Surprise, and She Nut’s 4 Month Check Up

Last week I took She Nut in for her 4 month well baby visit. I can’t believe that she is 4 months old already! Her excessive drooling makes me wonder if she is teething already and she is ready to start trying out a bit of rice cereal mixed with breast milk. Yumm! She...
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Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

Our house is not all Sunshine and Roses. I bet you didn’t know that, but it’s true. Now it’s time to dispel all illusions that my family is an always jolly bunch of Nuts.                 Sorry no pictures of She Nut. I can tell you that right...
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Pumpkin Patch Hayride and Carving Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Hayride and Carving Pumpkins

I just realized that this post is going to be Heavy with pictures. Sometimes I just have a hard time choosing which photos are best to choose, so I choose lots. We went out to a new (to us) pumpkin patch a few weeks ago and the kids had a great time. It was...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

  This week I am Thankful for…             I just realized this was my 100th post! Yippie! As always, I am Thankful for my happy, healthy, wild little beasties that run around my house all day long driving me crazy, I am Thankful that my husband has a job,...
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Little Nut Nut’s 3rd Birthday and a Birthday Blog Hop

Little Nut Nut has been waiting for a Wall-e Birthday cake since last winter!
He is just in awe of it :)

Today is Jamie’s birthday over at From Memories to Books, Happy Birthday Jamie! Jamie works as an Independent Consultant for Heritage Makers, they turn digital work, such as blogs and photos into scrapbooks. I am loving it and can’t wait to get one for Wee Nut’s story! Jamie’s Blog Hop is that we are...
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Fun Friday Photos

Isn't my baby girl She Nut such a fashionista?

 
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Pictures of She Nut You All Have Been Waiting For


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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 Diapering: A Fabulous New WAH Mama I Found

The other day I was complaining about the cost of cloth diaper wraps. I have a good stash of small diaper wraps that were given to us 8 years ago when my first son was born. I did buy a few as well, that I no longer have and remember only paying a few...
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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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Vaccines, O2 Sats and Cranky Kids

Owain had his O2 check today, he is holding strong at 84, and has been there for the past 2 months. Way to go Owee! Wing Nut, Little Nut Nut, and Wee Nut all had the flu shots today, and the two older ones are walking around holding their arms like they just got...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Life can be crazy sometimes, so it is nice to take a minute to think about all the wonderful things we have and think about all the things we are Thankful for. You can also read about what prompted me to start Thankful Thursdays. I would love it if you would join me in...
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As I Was…

As I was enjoying my very well organized morning, I realized that something was terribly wrong. It only took me a fraction of a second to figure out what it was, but in that moment my feelings of accomplishment and pride were shattered and I was suddenly racing around my house with feelings of...
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Little Nut Nut’s First Day of Preschool

Avery's First Day of Preschool 1

Little Nut Nut started preschool today. He is so very proud of himself. We had a meeting with his teacher in his classroom last week and I had to drag him out of there kicking and screaming…explaining to his teacher that he in fact did not normally act like this, and hoping that she...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Oops! I almost went through the entire day thinking it was Wednesday! I missed Thankful Thursdays last week because we had one of those Crazy moments that involved my 5 yr old and newborn Ariel…we had to rush out to the pediatrician first thing in the morning and then run over to UVA for...
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Ariel Margarete, Our New Pea-Nut is a She-Nut :)

Can you believe it?! We have a little girl! I still can’t believe it. Her name is Ariel Margarete, she weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long at birth. She was born at 7:10am on July 21, 2009. Margarete is my mother’s middle name and was the name of my great-great-grandmother on her...
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Its Baby Time…Heading to the Hospital

Finally! I wonder if this little Pea-Nut will be a boy or a girl? I have been in labor since about 9 last night. I was hoping to wait until the office opened this morning to see how things have progressed, but the contractions are 5-8 minutes apart & about a minute long. With...
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Good News is so Good, Some News is Not so Good Though

Yesterday was a good day. A long one, but still a good one. First bit of good news is that my 8 year old Wing-Nut is finally done (for the moment anyways) getting all of his cavities filled! Poor little guy has huge teeth, packed into a tiny little mouth and has such a...
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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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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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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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