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.
Category Archives: acceptance
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
How can I wrap being thankful up with a touch of forgiveness and living in the present all in one blog post? That’s a tall order for any closet writer but that’s what I’m feeling right now. Yesterday was a … Continue reading
So people–those of us who advocate for and, generally, have children with special needs–are talking about the “Welcome to Holland” story again. Honestly, I took offense to it the first, second and sixtieth time I read it. It took me six … Continue reading
I am nothing if not grateful for this life I’m living. I am imperfect and I’m thankful for that. Perfection is such a hard target to reach and then too stressful to maintain. Waaaaaay too much work! I’ve got other important and … Continue reading
After my unpleasant experience at Trader Joe’s a few months ago, I’m a bit sensitive to my children’s behavior in public places. Given folks have greater expectations of my boys who happen to have Down syndrome (they have to behave … Continue reading
Being overwhelmed with the challenges of the boys’ recovery from surgery as well as the health issues of a few of my close family members, over-layed with my inability to accomplish even the most minute task because my children are … 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