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 awareness
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
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
You remain calm at first. You think, it’s just another one of those momentary losses of visual contact with one of my kids. As a Mom, it happens here and there throughout my days and life. Not so unusual. He … Continue reading
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