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 2009
beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGEMENT OF TAKE A WALK ON THE HAPPY SIDE. THIS IS NOT A TEST. IF THIS WERE A REAL EMERGENCY, I WOULDN’T BE POSTING AT ALL. WE ARE EXPERIENCING SURGICAL [RECOVERY] DIFFICULTIES. OUR … Continue reading
Here’s my post for yesterday. It was delayed! No particular reason except I didn’t do it… yesterday. But, here it is today. I purposely didn’t post for Down Syndrome Awareness yesterday to make THIS point. Delays are just delays. They … Continue reading
End Note: As you’re making your decisions. To investigate. To pursue. To intervene surgically or not. I just want to provide you with another pertinant piece of information, you should be aware that penile sexual function is not affected by … Continue reading
OK, I’m a day late and a dollar short again! But, I’m never short on things to be thankful for…  I’m thankful that all of my children are on the mend. Surgical wounds are healing, stomach viruses gone, I’m … Continue reading
These are Brian’s self-portraits. Lounging and one leg comfortably crossed over the other. Very Brian! He laid on the couch and snapped over 100 digital pics from exactly this position. These are Michael’s self portraits. He took 150+ digital pics … Continue reading
I read yesterday’s post to my Old Soul before publishing. Here’s the conversation that ensued: Old Soul: You don’t see a lot of children with handicaps around much anymore. Me: You do realize that many people consider your brothers to … Continue reading
A new-found friend and Co Mom-of-a child-with-DS Blogger, Tracey at http://thevelander4.blogspot.com/, shared this on her blog. And, though I generally prefer to create content on my own versus just circulating other folks’ content, I thought this was worth repeating. So, … Continue reading