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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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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...
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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 I managed to get the kids out the door after dinner for an evening walk, something that I 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

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

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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Wing Nut is Gaining Weight!

For the first time in close to 2 years my 9 year old, Failure to Thrive Wing Nut has gained weight! And I am over the moon, super excited about it! He has been on prednisone for the past 10 days and his appetite has been increasing every day it seems. For the most...
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A Poem From My Wing Nut

I am not sure if this poem has a title, I giggled so much I forgot to ask. I also didn’t ask him for permission to publish it in all of its entirety, so I hope he doesn’t come down on me and bust me for copyright infringement 😉
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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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