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: Down Syndrome Advocacy
As I begin to write this I acknowledge it’s going to be a stream of thought — of consciousness and subconsciousness — that will ramble about and around a massively controversial subject that I am torn up over and conflicted about … Continue reading
[Hold on a minute while I climb back up onto my sturdy old soap box that’s mostly been collecting dust over there in the corner this summer.] I have heard and read some very discouraging points of view lately. More, … Continue reading
Alex Mahoney lived around the block from me and was one of my good friends until 2nd grade when he and his family moved away. I played often with him and his younger brother, Vinny. It wasn’t until I was … Continue reading
> Cold and lonely over here? We’re having a grand old time over at WordPress! And, until I get all the links to this site moved over (slow going), I’m going to continue to post my moved-to-wordpress message here. If … Continue reading
Part II: The saga continues! (In case you missed it, read Part I of this series “A Second Child and Then Some” here!) After all the terrible diagnoses that feel like but haven’t yet been dismissed as misses, I am … Continue reading
My boys don’t have Down syndrome when they’re eating at Wendy’s, their favorite restaurant! The story linked below was forwarded to me through a yahoo group I belong to of families with multiples where one or more has Down syndrome… … Continue reading
I’m so tired of all the insults flying back-and-forth over the recent Sarah Palin-Family Guy episode — Rahm Emanuel and Rush Limbaugh issues notwithstanding. Truth is, I think Family Guy is an incredibly rude and NOT funny show. They use … Continue reading