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 2009
Old Soul: Uh oh Mom! There’s another Santa here! The real Santa has a REAL beard! And a real belly… not stuffed with a pillow. And real boots… not those plastic covers over his shoes. And he knows our names … Continue reading
In the quiet hours between dusk and dawn, especially on this particular night — Christmas Eve — it is easy to remember all the blessings in my life. The greatest of these by far, are the 4 people sleeping soundly … Continue reading
Last year the boys barely got close enough to shake his hand… This year, Santa so totally rocks! Brian thought the big guy in red could really use a genuine, good old fashioned hug!
I used to think that the random acts of kindness I chose to undertake had to work out well for the target. That is, I had to do something that somehow improved someone’s life in order to get credit in … Continue reading
Yep, today was one of those days. As I said previously, the parent of a child with special needs makes all educational decisions by committee. You convene the committee if you want to change anything, add anything, question anything, remove … Continue reading
I’m in the throes of preparing for the boys’ transition from CPSE (preschool) to CSE (Kindergarten). Though the process of collecting information started at their birth, 4 1/2 years ago, the boys are getting closer and closer to the reality … Continue reading
I was tossing and turning and finally decided to get up and get thankful so I can go back to sleep peacefully. Maybe I couldn’t sleep because I was worried that I hadn’t gotten my Thankful Thursday post up on … Continue reading