What is Happy Soul Project?

Happy Soul Project started out as a way for me to share my story...

It was an open, honest and sometimes funny take on the challenges, triumphs & sweet moments of raising two little hooligans, one who just happens to have Down syndrome.

As with anything it has soared into so much more.

Happy Soul Project is about striving to be grateful no matter what happens in life. It’s about accepting the life fate gave you, seeing the beauty in the challenges and the hope in the hardships. It’s about finding joy unexpectedly, becoming a kinder person & continuing to always have an open mind.

Happy Soul Project is about breaking down stigmas, changing perspectives and celebrating differences.

Happy Soul Project is about making y’all smile, bringing you a laugh & sharing my darling little happy souls...

My husband always used to tell me I had a happy soul and I never really thought much about it. But during my first pregnancy with my son, as any new momma would, I thought about how I wanted to raise my children...What values, principals, lessons I wanted to seep within them...And when I started to really ponder that, what I wanted more than anything was for them to have happy souls...

So if I truly wanted that, I had & have to live that...So when the unexpected came a knocking in the form of a Down syndrome diagnosis 3 days after giving birth to my daughter, followed by heart failure and numerous eye and heart surgeries I had a choice...And I chose to grieve, grow & blossom.  I chose to grieve what I thought my daughter and our lives were “supposed” to be like. I chose to grow from the hardships, jealousy, tears & anger. And I chose to blossom after realizing that although our life isn’t what I imagined it to be, it is more beautiful & brilliant than I could have ever hoped for. I am so glad Fate decided to paint our lives a bit outside the lines.

Thank you friends for being a part of this, my hope is that Happy Soul Project inspires you to look at life a wee bit differently...


  1. hey im a 12 grade student who will be making superhero capes with my fashion design class to donate them to the happy soul project. Im writing a sponsorship letter to fabricland in the hopes they will give us a discount for this noble cause. In this letter i would like to say what the happy soul project is and what it is about actually. So if Tara or anyone could awnser this for me i would deeply apriciate it. Also remember it needs to sound professional so i would avoid using the mushy language like used above (no offence :$). thanks for your time :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

    1. Anonymous28.5.21

      Our most precious gifts are life and love. Your beautiful example makes the world better.

  3. I have never commented on a news article before. While reading all the news stories about the sad events going on in the World today, I came across the story of your family. Just as I start feeling there is no hope for humanity, I see something like this. After wiping away a tear or two, I see there is still HOPE.. I pray God blesses your family with health, since you already have the Love....