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Hello. My name is Cassie. And I'm apparently trying to be a blogger. Again. This poor blog has been resurrected from it's painful death in 2012 after a whopping 2 posts. I'm awesome like that.

Welcome to my world. I don't have a specific direction for this yet, which probably means that noone whatsoever is going to enjoy it. And that's ok. Eventually I will figure it out, or not. Either way, you're still reading, so ha.

Hello again. My name is Mommy.

I always wanted to be a mom. It defines me. It shapes me. It has changed and grown me.
And it completely threatens to swallow me. Who am I when I'm not cleaning the spilled cereal and mopping vomit off of the floor for the 4th time today? Who am I when the boys are gone and I am alone with the quiet of my own breathing and feel like I might suffocate from the stillness? Who am I?

Hello. My name is Wife. 
Ah, this one, well, there is a good chance that you will get to know that I am a wife. I have an amazing husband. And I dive headfirst into everything I do with him. But that's about all you get, because, hey, at my heart I'm a private girl.

Hello. My name is Teacher.
Ha. So, one thing you should know about me before we start all of this is that it would be a more appropriate introduction if I said I'm a reluctant homeschooler. Only recently, as in the last month or so, have I fully embraced the idea of home educating my children. And I'm on my second year. I guess you can say that I'm a little stubborn and take a while to warm up to new ideas. But as I do, I realize that I love it. Usually.

Hello. My name is Mess.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Maybe I should have just started with that. And maybe ended with it. New post title: I'm a mess.

Hello. My name is Cassie and I'm a work in progress.

I hope you will join me for the journey, which will probably be full of craft and sewing projects, random info about homeschooling, parenting breakthroughs (and setbacks), and full on crazy. I'll try to keep the self-obsessed talk to a minimum going forward. You just grab the popcorn and enjoy the craziness. Happy to provide your entertainment.

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  1. Hello Cassie,
    I look forward to every word.
    Kim-mom

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