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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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Strong Enough

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I do enjoy weakness from time to time, in fact I welcome it when needed and see it as a wonderful way to heal. There is a very small group of people who should know better than to think I am not strong enough to continue to homeschool and raise my children in the...
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DIY Soup Can Storage for Pantry

DIY Soup Can Storage for Pantry

I have been working on filling our stockpile again, and after coming across some great Kroger deals combined with coupons, I found myself with a ton of canned soups and sauces with no where to put them. I started searching for storage for canned goods and found some outrageously overpriced stackable units, or entirely...
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Printable Coupons – Total of $19.00 Off Game Night Favorites

Printable Coupons – Total of $19.00 Off Game Night Favorites

Print off all of these coupons for a total of $19.00 Off three classic Family Game Night Favorites! Pictionary, Scrabble, or Jenga are all awesome games to stock up on, to have on hand for last minute birthday invites, take on vacation, or add to your arsenal of Family Game Night options. I am...
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Free Online Educational Games for Early Learning

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Our family is definitely an electronic one! We have been using the LeapFrop learning systems for years. We have been through the Leapster TV, ClickStart, every handheld system, including the newest LeapPad GS, and have several Tag readers. Like many kids, our kids learn to use the computer as they are learning to walk...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

It has been too long since I have shared my Thanks with Y’all. I will admit, life has been hard for me over the past year. My father passed away a year ago December 4th, Wee Nut needed another Heart surgery that were weren’t planning on so soon after his Fontan, and for close...
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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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Do As I Say NOT As I Do. Please. 15 Things I Hope My Kids Are Not Paying Attention To.

Dear Nut House Children, I know I spend my days trying to teach you to grow up to be polite, healthy adults who know how to take care of themselves, so Please, Please, Please! Do As I Say NOT As I Do. Please.
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Love

Love Hope My Future When my Present is Bleak My Rock My Partner For Always    
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10 Things Tuesday

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Normally, I like to use it to organize my week, but I am not feeling very motivated this week to get anything done. Sometime in the next 30 seconds I will have to come up with my own personal 10 Things list. You can list 10 Things about ANYTHING! 10 Things is different for...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! Here we go again, bringing back the goodness that y’all have come to know and love…and I am hoping, miss. I looked back through my blog, and can’t believe that I never even posted a simple Thankful Thursday post after Owain’s surgery. How did that happen? How did I just loose...
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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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10 Things Tuesday

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Remember when I used to blog every day? Way back to last summer? Let’s just pick up there and keep on going! Remember 10 Things Tuesday?? I KNOW you do! It is my series of blog posts were I organize my To Do list for the week. The organizing of my week has always...
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Dad Was Always in The Middle of The Craziness!

Grandpa Jim in the Middle of The Craziness

This was taken just after Honey Nut was born. We were celebrating Little Nut Nut’s 3rd birthday, Honey Nut was only home just a few days. Grandpa as always, was sure to be in the middle of the Craziness at The Nut House!      
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Missing My Dad

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When I was taking this photo at Christmas time last year, I would have never believed it would be my last Christmas with him.
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A Step Back

Hershey Park Pre Fontan Mini Scrambler

Looking back at this past summer, I remember the both the fear of Owain’s upcoming surgery and the excitement of our pre-surgery vacation to Hershey Park. I could do without the fear, but I sure could use a vacation from life right now.
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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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Hershey Park, Here We Come!

After months of planning, we are just hours away from leaving for our Pre-Surgery vacation! We were in the middle of planning our trip when I mentioned it here a few months ago. We had what we thought was a nice trip planned, and what we really wanted to to was to spend time...
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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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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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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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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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