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  • He Said He Can’t Breathe, Mama

    Last night, I was glued to the local news, when my son came paddling down the stairs in his pajamas. His hair was crazy messed and his skin tan from the sun already, even though it is still only May. It was 10:17 pm. He should have been sleeping. He knew that. I knew that. But he also knew that…

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  • It Started With Hope

    My story, like most stories, started with hope. Sixteen years ago, hope welled inside of me like an eternal spring of flowers, butterflies, and sunshine. Hi. My name is Carrie.… Read More

  • There’s Always Tomorrow

    Yesterday your sister and I strolled down to our beautiful lake. There were children splashing in the water, the sun was beaming upon their faces, and the view was magnificent. … Read More

  • Somedays, It’s Hard to Find the Joy

    “I wish my son was happy all the time like Bubba.” As I read those words, my heart instantly began to race. My stomach started twisting in knots. I’ve heard… Read More

  • Autism as a Full Time Single Mom

    My five year old son has autism. I am currently a full time single mom, who used to be a part time dog mom, and that about sums up my… Read More

  • What Autism Took From Me

    It’s hard to write this — As I look at our wedding photo from 31 years ago, I almost don’t recognize the woman in the photo. I can’t help but… Read More

  • The Vulnerable All Around You

    “City gone.” Those words were said mournfully by my daughter Maura, after yet another time I told her we couldn’t go somewhere. For her, the outer world beyond home has… Read More

  • Marrying Autism: Being the Spouse of an Aspie

    In the media, people hear about amazing children with Autism, the challenges they face, and support that is available for them. This includes awareness, therapy options, communication skills.  However, there… Read More

  • If He Get’s Sick

    Here in New Hampshire, we are on day 6,382,091 of quarantine. Okay, okay. I’m exaggerating. Its only day 5,847,235 of quarantine. Either way, it’s been a long time. Hi. My… Read More

  • It’s Not You Son, It’s Us

    You’ve been walking quite a bit these days. You like walking; it calms you. You like to look at the birds, the sky. You open your mouth to take in… Read More

  • The Power of Words

    “I like good strong words that mean something…” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women The quote above is from one of my favorite stories as a child. Little Women reminded… Read More

  • Find Hope and Hold Onto it With All You Have

    I wasn’t one of those mothers who saw it coming. I was blindsided when I heard the word autism. It hit my like a freight train and shattered my soul… Read More

  • My Son Does Not Have To Hide

    I’ve had a couple of moms ask me lately if I consider how my son Jackson might feel about me speaking publicly about his struggles. And they’ve asked if I’m… Read More

  • Mamas, All Will Be Okay

    Preschool graduation…onto Kindergarten. Probably doesn’t sound like a big deal to most, but let me tell you about our Jack. From the very beginning of his diagnosis, I have felt… Read More

  • 5 Things I Wish I Could Tell Me 4 Years Ago:

    1. It wasn’t you. It wasn’t that you were too busy as a mom now trying to juggle two kids instead of one and you just didn’t give your second… Read More

  • Tonight, You Needed Me

    Tonight you needed me. That sounds so crazy to say. You’re three, of course you need me. But, let’s be honest. Not really. Not like your sister needs me. She… Read More

  • Confessions of an Autism Mom

    For as long as I can remember, I wished I had a crystal so I could see into the future with my son Jack and his autism. I hated when… 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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