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: May 2009
Brian and Michael both had tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy surgery at the end of March. Both went to the ER for dehydration. Both were kept up well into the night being poked with needles, hooked up to IVs and x-rayed. Brian, however, had … Continue reading
It just occurred to me that I have not seen any new statistics on the incidence of Down syndrome in a long time. I’d be interested to know if it has changed at all worldwide and, especially, locally — in … Continue reading
I’m thankful for:  time (time to do the things I have to; time to do “optional” things; time to do nothing at all; time to spend with my kids; time to blog; time left in my life…) sleep (we’re … Continue reading
The other day as we made our way down Sunrise Highway — which, for all you non-Long Islanders is a road that goes from the NYC border in Queens nearly all the way to “The End” in Montauk (though it … Continue reading
I usually don’t check the mail box. Either Olivia and Grandpa do it after school or the “Sarg” does it when he comes home. I guess I don’t check myself because whatever is out there will still be there when … Continue reading
Foreword: Profiling is acting based on predisposed beliefs of a group stereotype. In a scene from Men In Black II – Michael’s current favorite — Agent J’s newest partner, Frank (a pug dog), accuses J of canine profiling. If you’ve … Continue reading