Welcome to Twin Tuesday!

Hi there!  I’m new here to Everyday Childhood, and I’ll be hosting Twin Tuesday here each week.  I am thrilled to be a part of things here, so let’s get this started!  My name is Cassandra, but you can call me Cass.  I met Kelly via Twitter, and we were “virtual friends” for months before we realized we live a five-minute walk from each other!

Other things I am known for:  Being a parent of twins.  Being snarky.  Making fun of Shake Weight Commercials.  Hating baby poop in my fingernails.  Harboring a love for ten dollar words.  Being obsessed with NHL hockey.  Golfing terribly.  Being the most prolific karaoke’er of “Summer Lovin” on the planet.  Hating football.  Maintaining a 1:20 ratio of speeding tickets received to number of times stopped for speeding.

Things I really should be known for:  Having a degree in Political Science (I do).  Being a great cook (I am, if you like healthy, creative meals that involve a lot of wine drinking).  Creating epic 1990’s hip hop playlists (totally).  Being a lash-lengthening mascara aficionado (yep).  Studying the violin for 20+ years (check).  Liking craft beers (double check).  Tirelessly advocating for my able-bodied child as well as my two disabled children (yeppers).

Other things you should know about me before we continue our relationship:  I am from Phoenix.  I used to work in IT, but now I am a stay-at-home mom.  I have three children—two of these children use power wheelchairs, due to a type of Muscular Dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  I am tall.  I have big ears.  I sometimes drop f-bombs.  I hate going to Wal-Mart.  I like to whine, but don’t like whiners.  I run.  I like beer and wine.  Also flip-flops.  And Canada.  Also cheese.  And Mexican food.  Also the Beastie Boys.  And I’m a fan of lists.  And incomplete sentences.  Apparently.

I like to write.  I like funny.  I like my kids.  I like to write funny things about my kids.  My primary role here is to share my reflections on twin parenthood, parenting disabled children and parenthood in general–though not everything I write will relate to those topics.  This is my day of the week–who knows what streams of consciousness will flow from my over-sized man-hands and through to my keyboard?  It’s a pleasure to meet your acquaintance–hang around for a spell.

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Cassandra can be found on Twitter @aclevergirl.  Learn more about her family’s unique challenges and why they have hope for a cure for muscular dystrophy at Byrds for a Cure.