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.
Author Archives: Maggie
Circa 1990, my sister told her young son that there was no such thing as Santa Claus. She’d been perpetuating the “lie” and didn’t want to keep the truth from him any longer. She forewarned his friends’ parents that she … Continue reading
They say if the only prayer you ever speak is “thank you,” that will be enough! But, how often do any of us not just say, but genuinely feel deep gratitude? A friend of mine shared a video on FB … Continue reading
I haven’t been blogging much… Too busy helping my children with special needs navigate the new world order of education thanks to the Common Core initiative adopted by NY state courtesy of John King et. al. But, Arne Duncan’s recent … Continue reading
I got that text again yesterday morning… from my sister — the one I spent September 11, 2001 with. The tears came, again. And I sent a note to the President of my company (then), who was visiting our fair … Continue reading
In the movie “Hotel Transylvania” a young boy teases Count Dracula, saying, “Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah” mimicking his famous Transylvanian accent. Drac replies, “I don’t say ‘Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah.’” in exactly the same way the boy had teased. So, here’s my blah blah blah… … Continue reading
Somewhere along the way Down syndrome has sort of faded into the background of our existence. Life, as it pertains to The Boys, has stopped being about the role Down syndrome plays in the issue-d’-jour and has become, instead, about My Beautiful … Continue reading
Ethan Saylor’s death is NOT going away… and it shouldn’t!!! Thursday is a Facebook Show-of-Solidarity event in honor of Ethan Saylor, the 26-year-old young man who died of positional asphyxiation on January 12 when shopping mall security guards (moonlighting police … Continue reading