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: September 2009
When it was just me, the Sarg and our old soul we were on EASY street. A 2:1 parent/child ratio is a breeze! But, you sort of never really recognize the value of that until it’s gone. “Honey, I think … Continue reading
Do you think, in her day, that Charo dropped her own kids off to school in the morning? Stop for a second and imagine what that might look like. (Or are you not old enough to know who Charo is… … Continue reading
I’ve been struggling with something for awhile now — 4 1/2 years to be exact –pertaining to the use of labels or descriptors when referring to a person. Specifically, I’m trying to decide whether I’m waiting to be insulted by … Continue reading
Sure, I’ve had a few overwhelming moments this week. Like when the neighbor’s painting and power washing crew blew questionable (read: maybe lead-tainted) paint chips all over my children’s play area and toys yesterday. We all have them (overwhelming moments, … Continue reading
The boys favorite bath time fun is to lay down with most of their heads — but especially their ears — underwater, faces protruding and talk to each other fascinated by that muted underwater voice. They finally caught on that … Continue reading
I always found it interesting to hear mothers whisper about how all the less-than-desirable traits their children displayed could be attributed to their husbands while the cute or smart traits were claimed as their own genetic donation. Having children is … Continue reading