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: Grass Roots Advocacy
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
My Offer-to-Speak Letter This is the 3rd post in a series about the Grass Roots Advocacy efforts I’ve undertaken on behalf of children with Down syndrome. I call my think-globally, act-locally advocacy efforts “Back to School” Grass Roots Advocacy. While … Continue reading
Down Syndrome Awareness — "Back to School" Grass Roots Advocacy for All People with Down Syndrome – Part II
Getting Your Foot In the Door and Growing ItOur Early Intervention Social Worker opened the door for us. Ellen — also known as Professor Paige — who doubles as an adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College scheduled me, the boys … Continue reading
Down Syndrome Awareness — "Back to School" Grass Roots Advocacy for All People with Down Syndrome – Part I
Who Are Those Masked Men and How Did They Get Here, you ask? (Bear with me… This is the touchy, feely introduction that precedes the hardcore “How To” section of this post-series on how you can think globally and act … Continue reading