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 2010
Did I mention that I’ve been invited to contribute to a new blog called Living With Special Needs? I have but less often than I want and need to. You can find me writing there up to two times a month along … Continue reading
There’s something I want each and every one of you to ponder and get back to me with your ideas and thoughts. This past weekend my family and I participated in the Long Island Buddy Walk at Heckscher Park in … Continue reading
NOTE: Sorry I’ve been incommunicado in the midst of the 31 for 21 Down Syndrome Awareness Month. But, as Kimba says over at A Soft Place, sometimes it’s OK to reprioritize and put the people who matter most in our lives at the top … Continue reading
THIS story, the one I’m about to share, chronicles the wave of emotions I FELT about the miraculous little babies that came to grace my life forever just five short years ago. It’s an honest account of a string of difficult days that ran together … Continue reading
A person’s worth is not determined by their position, wealth or IQ score but rather by the profound impact he has on those around him… …and on humankind! This is true for those of us with 46 chromosomes… as much as … Continue reading
(Republished from an earlier post written before anyone knew that Take a Walk on The Happy Side existed.) We are all inundated by telemarketers with requests from various organizations fundraising on behalf of their worthy cause. Funds collected are then spent on various … Continue reading
We learn so much in school from our friends as much as our teachers. So much more than just academics. Meeting up with my old high school chums again afforded me a few new observations pertaining to advocacy: Advocacy Lesson #1: A few of my … Continue reading