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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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A New Skirt For Honey Nut Sewn From Owee’s Jeans

Finally standing still and facing me for a good photo.

Since I got my sewing machine last month I haven’t really done much with it. Mostly repairing clothing and blankets and making cloth napkins. Nothing too exciting. Nothing to complicated. I needed a bit of time to get to know my new machine and get back into sewing on a machine again. I used...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! I hope everyone is having a great week! From what I hear the end of the school year is coming for many. I am Thankful that we are getting close to the end, working on our practice tests to see what we need to review before taking finals. I am Thankful...
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Vlogging with My Little Owee

A vlog in which I say “for realies, yo” for realz.
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A Present from Honey Nut

I know I already shared this on Twitter and Facebook, but there are some friends and family who will get a giggle out of this story.
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Conquering The Learning Curve and Saying Goodbye to Income

This is the first freelance article I wrote about 5 years ago, back when the Yahoo! Contributor Network was Associated Content and before I started writing for eHow. This was also before I started blogging full time and only wrote a few posts a year randomly. Today is the last day that eHow will...
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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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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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Our 6 Year Anniversary

After the long week I had, finishing it off with our 6 Year Anniversary was perfect. We spent a lazy afternoon installing handles on the kitchen cupboards. We bought the handles the fall after we got married when we remodeled the kitchen. It has been on our list of things to do for almost...
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Love Hate Super Annoyed

This week has been a hard one for me. The past few days I have had a hard time holding on to happiness. I have found myself thinking in terms of Hate a lot this week. Like, “I hate it when my kids pee all over the floor”, when I normally think, “this is...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! This week is catching up with me. And I am kind of miserable. Doing my best to not be. I gotta be Thankful that the kids are done being sick. Owain’s fever scared me for a bit and made me nervous. I am Thankful it is over and we can catch...
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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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10 Things Tuesday

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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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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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How to Make a Upside Down Tomato Planter with Flowers

I promised that I would share how I make my DIY upside-down tomato planter, so today I managed to get everything together and vlog about it. There are many different ways to make these, I have seen 5 gallon buckets, gallon milk jugs, heavy duty plastic bags and all sorts of random things like...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! Today was a beautiful day. I am Thankful for the time that I spent outside with my children and working in the garden!
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Random Thoughts from a Tired Mama

I have looked back over some of my posts from the past few days and they seem to be a bit rambly (if that is a word) and may or may not make any sense. Somehow I am am OK with that, lol. So in keeping up with tired rambling I need to share...
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Photos from Owain’s Heart Cath

Full of giggles.

I was too tired to unpack my camera and upload the photos last night, but I manged to get to it today. I wish I would have gotten a few videos as well, he was such a funny little boy. It is interesting how easily he settles in soaks up everything around him.  ...
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Quick Update on Owain’s Heart Cath with Decisions to be Made

It has been a long day. I didn’t sleep much, or well last night and not that my day is over I don’t have much energy left. Everything went great. We ended up going in much later than scheduled, which made for a long morning for Owain. We were scheduled for 9:30 and it...
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Owain’s Heart Cath Monday May 16

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I like to think that I have been doing a pretty good job holding myself together. Between his birthday on the 3rd and thinking about his first surgery 3 years ago, and his up coming Heart Cath tomorrow and surgery next month, I have had plenty to freak out over. I have really tried...
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Backyard Makeover

Before the addition this garden was twice as long. We had to move it after the addition was done, the house blocked the sun.

When we started our addition 3 years ago, we had a fairly nice backyard. Nothing too special. We had a used swing set, a small garden space for veggies along with a few other small gardens and a nice green lawn. A couple of days before Owain was born we broke ground and had...
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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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Thankful Thursday and Owain’s Surgeversary

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! I spent the day with my little Owee. I am Thankful for every day I have with him. Three years ago today Dr Peeler saved his life and every moment of his life is a blessing. I am Thankful I made it through the day without breaking down and crying. I...
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