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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 Fun Little Homeschool Project

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Part of today’s homeschool lesson was for 8 year old Wing Nut to combine three lessons into one project. It was Writing, History and Art. We started this part of the lesson learning about why people settle near rivers and how that affected cities like London at the same time as Jamestown was being...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

My E Nut has been home sick all week. Yesterday we had him at the doctors and he has strep. He has only had a red, sore throat and has not really been acting too sick and has not had a fever, but I kept him home anyways. This week I am realizing that...
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Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

Our house is not all Sunshine and Roses. I bet you didn’t know that, but it’s true. Now it’s time to dispel all illusions that my family is an always jolly bunch of Nuts.                 Sorry no pictures of She Nut. I can tell you that right...
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Pumpkin Patch Hayride and Carving Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Hayride and Carving Pumpkins

I just realized that this post is going to be Heavy with pictures. Sometimes I just have a hard time choosing which photos are best to choose, so I choose lots. We went out to a new (to us) pumpkin patch a few weeks ago and the kids had a great time. It was...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

  This week I am Thankful for…             I just realized this was my 100th post! Yippie! As always, I am Thankful for my happy, healthy, wild little beasties that run around my house all day long driving me crazy, I am Thankful that my husband has a job,...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

This week I am Thankful for Homeschool Field Trips to the Apple Orchard (click first photo to start slideshow) I am Thankful that I got to spend the morning at the Apple Orchard, and I will be Thankful for the help I get making Apple Pies this weekend! As always, I am Thankful for...
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Cloth Diapers: The Latest Addition to My Must Have List

Two weeks ago (Friday) I was getting She Nut ready for bed when I realized that I forgot to buy diapers for her. OK, no problem, I have a whole stash of cloth diapers & diaper wraps and I can use them for bit until I can get to the store. We made it...
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Fun Friday Photos

Pillowcase Costumes

Apparently, it is the pillowcase that can make or break the costume.
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

It has been a quiet week at the Nut House. Very little sleep and lots of chaos, but overall it has been a good week. I am Thankful that my Wing Nut gained 1 whole pound and has pulled out of the 0 percentile and is now at 2% for his weight! This is...
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Wing Nut is in deep thought…”What else can I add?”

Have you ever had one of those moments where you look at what your kids at doing and think “AAAHhhhhhhh”!? Followed by “AAAAHHHHhhhhhhhhh”! And then you realize that everything in fact is fine. Wing Nut created this massive toy sculpture a few years ago, and when I first saw that he was sitting on...
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As I Was…

As I was enjoying my very well organized morning, I realized that something was terribly wrong. It only took me a fraction of a second to figure out what it was, but in that moment my feelings of accomplishment and pride were shattered and I was suddenly racing around my house with feelings of...
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Little Nut Nut’s First Day of Preschool

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Little Nut Nut started preschool today. He is so very proud of himself. We had a meeting with his teacher in his classroom last week and I had to drag him out of there kicking and screaming…explaining to his teacher that he in fact did not normally act like this, and hoping that she...
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Fun Friday Photos

Ninja Turtle Meets Avatar

The three oldest Nuts love to do face paintings, I suppose I should actually know who is who, but at this point all I know is there is one Ninja Turtle with two characters from Avatar, I think one Air Bender and one Water Bender, but I could be way off with this.
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

This week has been a long & hectic one getting E Nut, my 1st grader back to public school and trying to get everything in order for Wing Nut, my 3rd grader to start homeschooling. This has been another one of those weeks when all I really want to do is grab a good...
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Good News is so Good, Some News is Not so Good Though

Yesterday was a good day. A long one, but still a good one. First bit of good news is that my 8 year old Wing-Nut is finally done (for the moment anyways) getting all of his cavities filled! Poor little guy has huge teeth, packed into a tiny little mouth and has such a...
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My Oldest Nut Turned 8!

Wing Nut at Just a few Days Old

It was actually last week…maybe longer, but not too much. I can’t believe that my oldest just turned 8 and I am so close to having my 5th. What a quick, short, long, happy, hug filled, chaotic, fun, crazy, sleepless, exciting, overwhelming, jam packed 8 years it has been! I feel like there is...
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Speak. Confirm. Repeat. and do it again.

There is one ongoing conversation that has been repeated so many times since summer vacation started that it qualifies for a little bit of crazy. E Nut, my 5 year old came home from the last day of school with a squirt gun…just one. We have one squirt gun and at least 2 other...
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Moving forward with Owain’s next surgery

Owain last week, 3 months old!

I think I feel OK about this. I knew it was coming so I have been trying to prepare myself. Of course I am sad, I am worried, I am scared, but I am OK with it. It has to be done. At least I am TRYING to be OK with this. We had...
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