Welcome To Our Secret World

  • The Ramblings of a Sleep Deprived Mom

    Hey four a.m. Back again huh? Sorry…but I’m not here to welcome you with open arms. I’m still recovering from last night and all those years you wouldn’t leave me alone. You sure do get around. You seem to have several reasons to keep showing up in my life. Moments before you arrive I decide whether to pour the wine…

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  • It Is You Who Fixed Me

    Since the day you were born I have been trying to fix you. I remember nursing you in your pavlik harness which often brought tears to my eyes. I hoped… Read More

  • Love Needs No Words

    If you’ve followed this page for any period of time, you know my son loves photos. Photos of Jamie and I when we were young. Party photos. Baby photos. Me… Read More

  • Never, Ever Give Up

    Dear Autism Moms and Dads, We’re not so different, you and I.  I imagine our days are filled with similar struggles, similar frustrations, similar fears.  Sure, our kiddos might have… Read More

  • Dear Co-Worker of a Typically Developing Child:

    Dear Co-Worker of a Typically Developing Child: I am writing this because I hope this helps someone. I hope this teaches empathy to at least one person. I hope another… Read More

  • You Taught Me About Autism

    I got the following email this morning. To all the parents who wonder if they are making a difference by advocating for their children…here ya go. Hello Dear Kate, I… Read More

  • Must Love Autism

    “Do you have any siblings?”  It’s a classic first date question, and rightfully so — it’s simple and seemingly painless to answer. It leads to an easy conversation. I can’t… Read More

  • The Questionnaires Still Sting

    My son Jayden has settled into school and he is doing amazing. I am still pinching myself every day when I drop him off.  We are now starting to incorporate… Read More

  • Your First Real Haircut

    Last night was a big night for us kid. One that I honestly thought may never happen. A haircut. A real hair cut. See, mama has been cutting your hair… Read More

  • He Stayed While I Loved Her More

    The moment I laid my eyes on her, I knew she would alter my life in ways I had no ability to perceive just yet. It would have been impossible… Read More

  • For Every Autism Mama

    For the mama who has just heard the very words that split her heart in half. He has autism. For the woman is lost amid a tidal wave of appointments,… Read More

  • Baby Harbor

    This is baby Harbor. The third baby. The third boy. The third little thief of sleep and sanity. He will be 16 months in just a few days. He is… Read More

  • I Have to Grow Up Mama

    Last night my seven year old had a hockey play date at the neighbor’s house. He hit pucks and went wild and skated while the snow fell down. I know… Read More

  • The Importance of Grace as a Special Needs Parent

    I talk a lot about grace on this page. A word that honestly didn’t mean all that much to me before this journey. But now, well, grace is everything. Because… Read More

  • The New Normal

    I’ve always hated phrases like, “the new normal,” or “it is what it is.” In my eyes these expressions are just the lazy person’s way of not trying hard enough… Read More

  • Acceptance

    Yesterday my husband asked me, “have you really accepted the fact that Hank has Autism?” It’s one of those conversations we always find a way to circle back to. Between… Read More

  • The Rewards of Parenting

    Yesterday my father in law reached out over text message to see how we were doing. It has been an unusually busy and chaotic time for our family and he… Read More

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Finding Cooper's Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you're never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village....all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to my page!


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