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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

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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PreSchool Scissors Practice – Fun Friday Photos

PreSchool Scissors Practice

I wish I could remember where I got the worksheets for the scissor practice! I would like to see if there are more patterns to cut. I might just have to take a few minutes and make more myself.     Honey Nut and Wee Nut have made dozens of little scraps this afternoon...
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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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Dissecting Crayfish at Classical Conversations Homeschool Group

    I was room mom for Wee Nut’s ABC class the day our Classical Conversations group dissected Crawdads. The group of 4-5 year old boys were all super excited and not one bit squeamish. My Little Owee was not really sure what to do, but when we found the Heart, his excitement level...
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Way-Back Wednesday

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...
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Been Here One Week with No Sign of Leaving Anytime Soon

Passed out after running the halls and riding in the wagon

We are fully immersed in the up and down ride that is the recovery of the Fontan. We have been back in the hospital for 1 week, the days are blurring into one another and time is only really important when it comes to giving my Little Owee his meds. I think it was...
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Hanging at the Hospital Again

Owain is sitting here at UVa Children’s doing puzzles after actually eating a good lunch. I am guessing the nurse will come in to check on us any minute now. I think he has some meds due soon & with any luck they will come in before he gets sleepy and takes a nap....
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Super Quick Surgery Update!

I can’t believe how much time has gone by since his surgery, and since we have been home! Owain is doing great, we were sent home only 6 days post fontan. Unbelieveable! His brothers planned a surprise party for him, decorated the living room and gathered all of his favorite things. Everyone was full...
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Owain Pre-Op

I have been taking photos of my Little Wee Nut for days. While we were waiting in the pre-op room last Friday before his Fontan, I got this photo of Owee with Daddy. This was after he had his dose of versed and was feeling a little silly.
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My Little {hero} Owee

While I have been sucked into hospital time, I have lost hours and track of what day it is, but the good news is that Owain is doing great. Friday was such a long, long day, I thought it would never end. I am still recovering from the stress of waiting and worrying. Not...
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Final Thoughts Before Owain’s Surgery Tomorrow

We went in to UVa this morning for Owee’s pre-op appointment. Everything looks great for surgery tomorrow. It was a long day and we are tired! We decided to come back and spend some extra time with the other 4 kids for a bit this evening and then we are heading back into Charlottesville...
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It is Hard to Believe…

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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