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Sunday, March 16, 2014

My Blog is 8! And In Other News ...

Happy 8th blogiversary to my little blog and it's little corner on the World Wide Web!

8 years of sharing our life. 8 years of sharing pictures and videos. 8 years and sharing the joy of welcoming our 2nd child. 8 years of sharing that Down syndrome isn't the unknown anymore. 8 years of sharing how typical our life is. 8 years of sharing that parenting a child with 47 chromosomes isn't so much different than parenting a child with 46 chromosomes. Last year I felt like I was at a crossroads with my blog, and in some ways I still feel that way, but carrying on for now. Thank you for sharing in our journey with us.


As I have done for the past 2 years I will be donating $1 for every comment left on this blog post to Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation's Plus 15 campaign where I think donations will be matched 3:1 on March 21st for World Down Syndrome Day. Since my blogiversary is only 5 days before WDSD there isn't much time ... so comment, comment, comment please! I have tried to share all I know about Down syndrome, but if anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer!

As I have also done in the past I will also be donating 21% of sales from my Discovery Toys site to Plus 15, so please look around and see if there are any gifts you might want to get for upcoming birthdays or summer fun!

A couple of other things for WDSD:

Research Down Syndrome has a World Down Syndrome Day Virtual Run/Walk event going on - anywhere! This can be whatever you want it to be. Running for 3 minutes and 21 seconds. Walking 3.21 miles. Walking around your block 3.21 times. Running for 32.1 minutes. Whatever combination of 3 2 1 you can come up with!

We, the bloggers of Down Syndrome Blogs, have come up with this theme for a blog hop for WDSD:

3/21: A Day In The Life
Calling all bloggers! Any and all posts on this theme are welcome - it does not need to be about your plans for 3/21 itself. Describe a day in the life of your loved one with Down syndrome using words, pictures, or both. If your loved one with Down syndrome is interested in participating, we would love to read about their days in their own words or pictures!



Please don't forget to leave a comment so I can add it to my donation amount!

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34 comments:

Heidi said...

Happy 8th!

Sabrina said...

Happy 8th Blogoversary, Michelle! Time sure does fly, doesn't it? :) I am happy to have shared your little corner of the web for a short time now; I enjoy reading your posts and getting to know you and your family a little better. Best wishes for another great 8 years! :)

Meg said...

Congrats! Happy 8th. Enjoy reading about your kids and family. Look forward to reading more.

Looking Up said...

Happy 8th! Thank you for your advocacy.

Looking Up said...

Happy 8th! Thank you for your advocacy.

Stephanie said...

Congrats on 8 years! Thank you for sharing your wisdom; it's very reassuring for those of us with younger kiddos to hear from someone who's been on this road a little longer. And please don't give up writing.....with Kayla being tween, we need your voice more than ever.

AZ Chapman said...

happy eighth year

Ashley Weyers said...

Love this!!

Paula said...

I love reading about your family. Your blog is great and helps a lot of families.

Eliza Brooks said...

Keep it up Michelle, I enjoy reading your blog-

Sandra McElwee said...

Happy 8 year anniversary! Great accomplishment!

Sandra McElwee said...

Congratulations on 8 great years!

Jisun Lee said...

Happy eighth year! You should be very proud, what an accomplishment! ♥

ahoy.jenni said...

Wow, 8 years. Well I've been thinking of starting a blog for 2 years now LOL, lets hope I don't get to 8!

Maggie said...

Congrats on 8 years!!!! Love reading your blog. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your insight and encouragement. It's been a blessing living next door to yall. Loved getting to know your family. I've learned a lot thorough all that you've so graciously and honestly shared. So thank you. From one Michelle to another. Lol

Scott said...

Happy 8th birthday Michelle. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. I'm so very glad to have met you.

Michelle said...

All signed up for the blog hop!

Anonymous said...

comment made!

starrlife said...

So happy to have met you via zee blogs! Congrats on 8 incredible years of wise words and kindness...

Cindy said...

Happy 8th!!!! The children grown into beautiful young people!

Anonymous said...

Happy 8th!!" Wow!

Robert Menczywor said...

Great blog, and wonderful family. It's great that you are so eager to help a wonderful cause!

j*e*n said...

Happy 8th year of blogging!! That's quite an accomplishment, and here's to many more! :)

Barb said...

Very generous, and equally as awesome!

k carlson said...

So glad to learn of your blog! Happy Blogoversary and I'll be reading all about your family from now on.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

janice said...

Here's to 3:1 matching! Hurray. Happy 8 years blogging, Michelle.

Anonymous said...

love your blog!! Your children are adorable! Happy 8th.... :)

Alison said...

Cute kids!!!!

Grace Leah said...

Happy 8th! Your children are beautiful. Thank you for all you do for the Ds community!

Gretchen said...

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with you!

Allison said...

Happy Anniversary!!

krlr said...

Happy Anniversary! So grateful you've shared your family with us. We have such an amazing community, made all the better by you & your family's presence.