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: educating children with Down Syndrome
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
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
Two months ago it started; I asked for a team meeting. I needed information as I was considering a summer camp program for The Boys. I requested input regarding what their summer recommendation might look like. I asked what “the … Continue reading
Along the lines of “out of sight, out of mind” that is! In my experience, anyway. I forgot to blog and you’ve probably forgotten all about me and my silly little soap box! But in its own way, my short-lived absence was … Continue reading
When My Big Little Man saw this picture of himself with his sister and brother at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, he pointed and said, “Amelia – Earhart’s – Plane!” He is 100% right! It IS Amelia’s “little red plane”, the Lockheed Vega 5b. … Continue reading
Have you seen this one? Can you understand what the author is saying? “Aocdrndicg to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. … Continue reading
I’m the first one to reassure parents that every child is different (despite sweeping diagnoses). Each child has their own unique areas of strength and weakness. Each their own learning style. I should know, right? I have identical twins with … Continue reading