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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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52 Weeks of Handwriting: Blue

Owee Blue Two

We started our 52 Weeks Of Handwriting today. We had a full day of lessons already planned, with a few left over from Tuesday that should have been done yesterday after Classical Conversations co-op. I always have plans of keeping up the momentum after CC and use our short afternoon to catch up, or...
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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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Remembering The Day Owain Came Home For the First Time

Such a happy little guy! We are so blessed!

May 29, 2008 was one of the best days of my life. After close to 4 weeks in the hospital, after being told over and over that he could go home, only to be kept another day, we brought Owain home.   It was such a surreal feeling. I was starting to feel like...
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Have I Ever Mentioned?

Have I Ever Mentioned?

Little Nut Nut likes to sleep in his tent. In his bedroom. On a bed made of all the extra blankets we have. And he loves it.
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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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Things My Kids Destroy {4} My New Sheets

I am not sure how Honey Nut and Wee Nut got into my bedroom today, the gate to my studio was closed (or so I thought!) and no one is allowed in our bedroom, or my studio. We walk through my studio to get to our bedroom, so there was all sorts of naughty...
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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Little Nut Nut is known for his non-stop talking. He can chat on and on about anything. All.Day.Long. There is a good amount of his ramblings that are way over my head and many times I have no idea what he is talking about. But he talks with such excitement, it is easy to...
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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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Is that Harry Potter in my Living Room?

Is that Harry Potter in my Living Room?

My goodness I love my kids. And they love Harry Potter! My kids all have robes from the  House of Gryffindor and they all have a tie and a wand. They get up, but their robes on and suddenly I am transported to Hogwarts Castle, fun accents and all.
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When Did My Babies Get So Big?

When Did My Babies Get So Big?

I woke up this morning, looked at my babies and they both look older than they did last night when we went to bed. And really, Wee Nut is almost 3 and Honey Nut will be 2 in July, so neither one of them are really babies any more.
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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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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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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

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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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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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The Nut House Family Portrait

The Nut House Family Portrait

And by family portrait, I mean all of the kids, I spend my time behind the camera. I took several hundred photos of the kids just before Christmas. Most of them were very much our family in their true form, odd faces, children running all over the place, crying, laughing, spinning, jumping, playing, forgetting...
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