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: February 2009
Yesterday, I had the boys’ annual CPSE meeting. For those of you who do not have a young child with special needs, that is the Committee on Pre-School Education. Every year, while you parents of “typical” kids are deciding whether … Continue reading
 Boy am I thankful blogging isn’t a paying gig. Otherwise, I’d be broke. At least when I don’t post I don’t get docked any pay! Sorry for the absence but it’s been “one of those” weeks.  I’m thankful … Continue reading
Last year when I began the process of transitioning from Early Intervention to CPSE (Committee on Preschool Education), I was told by the CPSE Assistant Chairperson to see this not as a meeting to make a decision about my boys’ … Continue reading
I recently had the honor of speaking with Dr. Kathleen Feeley, an expert in the field of educating children with special needs. Specifically, her expertise lies in the areas of Autism and Down syndrome. For much of our conversation, we … Continue reading
It’s day 6 of a 9-day school vacation and I’m still standing. That’s a good thing. Actually, I really like having the kids home from school. But, figuring out play dates in between doctor and vet appointments isn’t all that … Continue reading
Preventing unhappiness from seeping into your life is just as important as specifically inviting happiness in. Focusing on the good helps us get through the bad. [My] Happiness Guru, Gretchen Rubin of http://happiness-project.com/ says, “Keying into these tiny pleasures gives … Continue reading