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: March 2010
Friends and family are taken aback over the fact that I’m still smiling with 2″ of water in my basement. They don’t understand why I feel so LUCKY that my basement is submerged and my very expensive carpet is floating. … Continue reading
Here are the rules: 1. Copy and paste the award on your blog. 2. Name the person who gave the award to you and link to their blog (or hyperlink). 3. List 10 things that make you happy. 4. Pass … Continue reading
The Boys were born 8 weeks premature, healthy and breathing on their own. Weighing in at a respectable 4lbs – 15oz and 4lbs – 11 oz, they measured 17 3/4″ tall and just barely made the tail end of the … Continue reading
For me, the absence of happiness — which is not the same thing as un-happiness — has been linked to what comes down to overwhelming circumstances. Generally, I fare well if my family, friends and loved ones are faring well … Continue reading
I may have mentioned that I’m attending a Lay Advocacy Training program sponsored by the Long Island Advocacy Center AND hosted by the Long Island Parent Center. The course offers parents and educators the opportunity to learn more about the … Continue reading
Like every blogger, I love comments. I read each one like I’ve just heard from a dear old friend and I ponder the thoughts each commenter expresses. Yesterday my dear old friend “Anonymous” left a thought provoking comment on my … Continue reading
When it comes to playing in the snow…. The only special needs they have are warm gloves and a good pair of snow boots! Don’t ever lose sight of the extraordinary typical-ness of your babies!