Hoppin’ for 21 #DownSyndrome Awareness Blog Hop!

by Carrie with Children with 26 comments

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness month, I’m teaming up with my fellow DS mamas over at Crazy Beautiful Love and The Bates Motel for the Hoppin’ for 21 blog hop!

Check out the scoop below on the hop from Erin at Crazy Beautiful Love. She’s got some fun things planned for this Friday!  (If you’d like to grab the linky button, stop by Crazy Beautiful Love, for some reason the button won’t cooperate with me!)

Hoppin’ for 21 “rules”:
1. You need to be a blog owner. The blog does not have to be a special needs blog. You only need a desire to promote awareness for Down syndrome. (Scroll down to see how those that do not blog can participate too!)
2. Link your blog up below. You can begin linking up immediately. You must be linked below to be eligible for the giveaways! (see below)
3. On the day of the hop (10/21), visit as many blog hop participants as you possibly can!
4. Leave a comment letting that site know you found them from the Hop and you appreciate them supporting awareness of Down syndrome.
5. (Optional) If you see a site you like, become a follower! Make sure you let them know you are a new follower and they just might follow you back.
6. (Optional) Mention somewhere in a post on the 21st that you are supporting Down Syndrome Awareness month by participating in the hop. I will provide a thumbnail for those that want to share it with others!
7. (Optional) Drop by each site of those hosting the hop and say HI! Let them know you appreciate them hosting!
8. (Optional) Help us promote the hop! Mention it in posts, on facebook, twitter and provide a link back to the hop link page. The more people that participate, the more people become aware of the beautiful designer gene world of Down Syndrome.
Every participant (excluding the hosts) will be entered in a random selection giveaway. Right now we have two prizes and I hoping for one more donation. You only need to participate and follow the “rules” to be eligible.
1. $10 Walmart Giftcard
3. (Facebook giveaway)
So, you don’t blog huh? That’s okay! You can help spread awareness too!
An event has been set up on Facebook for those wanting to participate. Just go here to see how…. Hoppin’ for 21 on Facebook. Those who take part in the Facebook event will be entered into their very own giveaway for a $10 Target Giftcard. The basic idea is that you join the facebook event and follow the event “rules”. The rules involve you posting a status on 10/21 stating that you are participating in the Hoppin’ for 21 event to support Down Syndrome awareness and provide a link back to the Hoppin’ for 21 on Facebook event page. That’s it. Simple. Plus, don’t forget you do not have to be a blog owner to read blog posts and leave comments!


  • Michelle

    Hi Carrie! Nice to ‘see’ you over here on your blog (outside of Twitter!) 😉

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Michelle! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Shauna

    thanks for hosting the hop 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks for stopping by, Shauna! I appreciate it!

  • RK

    Thanks for being involved in the hop. :o) Nice to “meet” you!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, RK! I’ve enjoyed finding some great new DS sites to follow!

  • Anna

    thank you for hosting the blog hop!

  • Michelle

    Beautiful girls! Blog hopping today!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you so much, Michelle! I appreciate you participating in the hop!

  • Becca

    Happy Blog Hop! 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Becca – Thanks for stopping by from the hop!

  • Laurie

    just hoppin’ by to say HI!

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Laurie – Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop!

  • Laura

    Happy blog hop! I’m looking forward to following Molly’s journey!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you, Laura! I appreciate you reading our story!

  • Kaiti

    Found you from the hop!

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Kaiti – Thank you so much for joining this great blog hop!

  • Donna

    Hi, blog hopping tonight! Thanks so much for hosting! I love your site and look forward to your future posts! Your daughter’s are beautiful!

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Donna! Thank you for joining our fun blog hop! Thanks for your nice words about my site and my girls! 🙂

  • Ange

    Blog hopping (late!). Thanks for hosting! You have a great blog that I am looking forward to reading.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks for joining the blog hop, Ange! I appreciate you following along!

  • Laura

    What a great idea this blog hop is! It’s the first time I’ve heard of this & it is a great way to check out new blogs that I haven’t seen yet!



    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Laura – I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this blog hop! It’s been fun finding so many DS sites! I look forward to reading your site too!

  • patti

    how cool to find a new ds blog!!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Patti! I think this hop was a great way to find so many DS sites! Yay!