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!