Down syndrome Awareness Month - Pippy Layne Way


Last year when October rolled around I got caught up in Down syndrome Awareness Month...It was Pippy's first one and since I failed horribly at her first World Down syndrome Day, it was yet, another chance to make it up to her. Another way to prove to her & the world that this part of who she is, deserves really to be celebrated...


So I took a blog challenge, among many other momma-bloggers to write & post every single day in October to help bring awareness...


Here are some of my fav blogs from that time:


As much as I loved sharing with y'all, I found that it was too much to do with two little hooligans & it stressed me out at the end of the day, knowing I had to create a blog post...Now add on everything else going on in my world and the thought isn't even a thought because it just isn't a possibility. 


So instead to keep me sane, my babies happy & Happy Soul Project running, I am going to do 3 things:


1- Launch our Pippy Lane #differentisbeautiful Collection which features knitwear by LeeLee Infinity exclusively celebrating Down syndrome. Hello, how cute would these be on a Buddy Walk?




2- I still want to see Pippy on Ellen - I want to be able to share her contagious smile with everyone, bring light to our #differentisbeautiful mission and hopefully get more people to help with our Awesome Eh? Acts & Kick-Cancer's-Arse Capes. So in October, everyday instead of blogging I will be sharing a picture or video on Ellen's Facebook Page and bugging y'all to do the same...This bloody woman can't ignore us for that much longer right? 


Okay maybe she can, but either way the more we share the more Pip's smile gets around showing others how outrageously beautiful life can be with Down syndrome.


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3- Throughout October I will be part of a few fundraisers to not only help bring awareness to Down syndrome but hopefully raise some moula to help with our Happy Soul Project's Initiatives...Check out our Facebook Page for details about upcoming events with Group Hug Apparel & Sweetheart Baby Boutique...


And yes, this is me & my girl doing I'm a Little TeaPot!!! Swoon right?

So, maybe in years to come I will go back to the 31 for 21 Challenge and blog everyday in October, but for now I will find my own ways in which I proudly celebrate the one who forever changed October for me... 






P.S - If you are in love with the Pippy Lane #differentisbeautiful Collection shop HERE - Part of our proceeds will go to the Canadian Down syndrome Society. 







Got a case of the "What Ifs"....


Whenever I head "Out West" aka Calgary for some reason I always get a case of the "What Ifs", whenever I board the plane... 


I don't know if it's the thought of adventure {this time squashed down between the nightmare of flying with two kids}, the majestic mountains, the daydreams of what could have been or just seeing and wanting to be around my family more...

But whatever it is the "What Ifs" come in strong. 


You see right before I met Craig, the boy I fell so hard for and later married, I had in my mind that after school I would make the move to Western Canada. When I was in high school, my family almost moved to Calgary and it's something I've always wondered and pondered about what my life may have been. 


It's weird because I've been & lived around the world, but for some reason my mind mostly "What Ifs", about moving West...


What if we moved when I was in high school? Would I not have been such a nerd? Would I have been cooler? Probably not, but one can think right?


What if I didn't have the best friends I did growing up? Would I have met as good of people with such big hearts? 


What if I didn't date my high school boyfriend all those years? Would I have dated more boys? Maybe ones who ride horses? Why my mind goes there, when I'm not the biggest fan of horses who knows.


What if I didn't go to school in Windsor? Out West would I have chosen a different field? Would I have different interests? Would I have a career in something totally opposite of what I did here?


What if I didn't meet Craig? Gasp...What if I met a boy instead who always wore a cowboy hat and while I thought it was cute at first annoyed the crap outta me, anytime after the appeal wore off?


What If - What If - What If....For some reason my mind a rambles when I head West...

But, thankfully it only rambles for a wee bit because I'm truly one who believes that our lives happen for a reason...


Who we meet, who we love, where we go & what we do with it, all happens as it should...



So I don't live in the "What Ifs" a lot because the "What I haves" is so damn awesome...






P.S- The Calgary snow is September helped cure my "What Ifs" like nothing else - As if I packed for bloody snow...Not cool Calgary, not cool.