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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 Homeschool Lesson to Blow Your Mind: Interactive Scale of the Universe

Interactive Scale of the Universe

My oldest, Wing Nut is 11, and is constantly trying to wrap his head around things like traveling close enough to the speed of light to travel in time, how big the universe actually is, wondering why it would take so long to terraform Mars, or how come we don’t feel the earth moving...
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10 Things Tuesday

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I haven’t done 10 Things Tuesday in a long time. A VERY long time. There are many things that I haven’t done in a long time. I have been building momentum over the past few months and feeling like I am pulling myself up off the ground. I always had fun doing 10 Things...
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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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Owain Is So Much Like His Big Brothers

He hasn’t taped yarn to his face, or wrapped himself in paper like Wing Nut did, but I won’t be surprised when he does. Wee Nut has an awesome imagination and keeps me on my toes. For the majority of today, he wouldn’t answer me unless I called him Wall-e. He crawls around on...
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Sometimes My Oldest Child Concerns Me

Wing Nut wears his French waiter mustache when when he serves dinner. Apparently food tastes better when it is served by a kid with a faux stache and French accent.

He has the silliest imagination.    
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! Yikes, I am Thankful this day is over! The day itself was a good one, a wicked busy one though and I am exhausted from it! We came so close to finishing up E Nut’s homeschool for the year, but he fizzled out at the end of the year end review...
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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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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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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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Weigh-Day for Wing Nut, Starting Our Veggie Seeds and Straw Bale Gardening

Wednesday is WeighDay for Wing Nut. He as been doing well for the most part. He gained a lot of weight at the very start, I am guessing that it is because he was so far underweight. A few weeks ago we were disappointed when he didn’t gain any weight. And I am kind...
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Dr Owain Checks His Brothers Heart

Dr Owain Checks His Brothers Heart

I can’t believe Owain hasn’t had a Dr kit until now! Grammy Nut found one the other day and just had to get it for him. He has been playing with it and giving everyone a check-up. We might have to start taking some of his Dr tools to appointments with us!
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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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Thankful Thursday and Wing Nut’s Weigh-Day

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! My parents are coming for a visit tomorrow so we can celebrate Owain’s 3rd  birthday this weekend. We are so excited and Thankful for the visit. The kids go home late last night from E Nut’s baseball game and I forgot yesterday was Weighday for Wing Nut. If you remember last...
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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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Weigh-Day for Wing Nut

Tonight was Wing Nut’s weigh-in. He has been doing very well on the periactin and gained several pounds right away and continued to gain for several weeks. He eats non-stop all day long. My kitchen is suddenly like an all you can eat buffet, except I am the one doing all the cooking and...
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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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Weigh-Day for Wing Nut

Three weeks ago when we started Wing Nut on Periactin, I definitely had hopes that he would be gaining some weight. I was thinking that he would gain a few pounds a month and it would be a gradual increase. When we weighed him after the first 10 days and he gained just over...
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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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