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: December 2008
“Mom, the cat’s out again!” We have 2 phenomenal house cats… though I’m not sure one of them is aware of that (the house part). Tippy and Willow are our Lynx-point Siamese cats. They’re the most wonderful, loving and interactive … Continue reading
THANK GOD Christmas is over! I love the holidays but they really do drain the life blood out of you… don’t they? I enjoyed the days leading up to and the day of Christ’s birth and even getting together with … Continue reading
Some people are givers and some are takers. Amongst the givers, some do so to get something back. Others just give for the sake of giving without any strings or expectations. That’s Marko. He’s my friend of 16+ years and … Continue reading
I hesitate to start my Christmas Letter on a dark note, but the recent Black Friday trampling death at our local Walmart Store affords us an incredible opportunity to focus on the meaning of Christmas. A man died because shoppers … Continue reading
Some people take great pride in their homes. The neatness, the style, the decor, etc. Believe it or not (the “not” is for those of you who have seen my home)… I do too! Of course, when you start in … Continue reading
Prejudice: To prejudge; an opinion made without adequate basis; a judgement; a detriment to one’s rights. Because of my sky-is-the-limit attitude toward raising my boys, because the school they attend does not “specialize” in Down syndrome and because their “disability” … Continue reading