Inspired by the 31for21 Down Syndrome Blog Challenge and happiness-project.com, I began this blog in pursuit of my own happiness while raising my 3 children -- including identical twins with Down syndrome. On these pages, I endeavor to document the bits and pieces of my life that bring me the most happiness and keep me focused on all the positive stuff going on.
Advocacy, Angels and Random Happy Thoughts. These are the threads of happiness that are inextricably woven through the cloth of my life. Staying focused and writing about these things is what keeps me Walking on the Happy Side of Life. I'd love it if you would "Take A Walk on the Happy Side" with me.
Monthly Archives: October 2008
In utero diagnosis is an imperfect science (to quote a peri-natologist I saw during my pregnancy) and leaves so much — not necessarily good — to the imagination at a time when hormones are already raging. Folks say it’s “good … Continue reading
Sorry for missing yesterday and, apparently, today. I’ve been experimenting with scheduling posts and, obviously, I haven’t worked out the kinks yet. That’s just a nice way of admitting that I don’t know what I’m doing, here. But, if you … Continue reading
This is yesterday’s blog. Yes, I know it’s late. But, better late than never, I always say. As a matter of fact, sweating over whether or not I’d get to blog yesterday in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, gave … Continue reading
Here are some interesting numbers I recently heard… 1 in 800 = the chance of having a child with Down syndrome1 in 300 = the chance of having identical twins1 in 240,000 = the chance of having identical twins with … Continue reading
Two things correlated are not necessarily related by direct cause and effect. Research shows that diapers and beer are the two items most commonly purchased together at the supermarket! Does that mean that having young kids in diapers drives more … Continue reading
Down syndrome was first described as a chromosomal-based syndrome in the 1930’s. It was initially called Mongolism because it was believed that the physical appearance of a person with Down syndrome most closely resembled native Mongolian people. In the early … Continue reading