Welcome To Our Secret World

  • The Lesser Evil

    When Cooper was (mis)diagnosed with a moderate hearing loss in both ears at age 2 I thought the world was ending. Dramatic…YES. But, I am an honest person and that… Read More

  • The Preschool Plan is in Place

    I can’t even put into words how great Cooper’s teacher is and how amazing his IEP meeting went. I fell in love instantly. She was the perfect combination of  calm, fun,… Read More

  • I Can't Make Cooper Play

    If you follow my blog you know that I have SEVERE anxiety over the fact that Cooper won’t play with me. Sounds funny, right? Case and point. We went to… Read More

  • The IEP Meeting

    I have been  hiding out. And insanely busy. I can honestly say I sorta like when that happens because I don’t dwell on little things. Like dirty houses or unfinished… Read More

  • Updates and Cuteness Overload

    Just a few updates. Cooper has had a couple tough therapy appointments. Speech and OT were a bust this week. But one positive is that we were able to redirect… Read More

  • Throwing

    We are having a SERIOUS problem with throwing. And by serious I mean dangerous and annoying and frustrating and exhausting. Cooper throws everything. Whether it be a toy, food, sand… Read More

  • I Love You. I Always Have. Even The Things I Don't Like, I Love.

    Yesterday morning I was running around getting ready for work. Running late as usual with a million things to do. Cooper was watching Thomas and my husband and Sawyer were… Read More

  • I Thought I Had More Time.

    I am spiraling down fast. I’m finally seeing it. The behaviors. The rigidity. And it makes it hard for me to breathe. Jamie was on a fishing trip so I flew solo… Read More

  • Tough Conversations

    Today the school psychologist came to our house to do the final in-person evaluation. Our IEP meeting is set for the day after Memorial Day. We are so damn close. The… Read More

  • Playing Pretend is Silly Mom

    There are so many things I didn’t know before this whole special needs journey started. Things I don’t want to know actually. For example, I never knew the importance of… Read More

  • Cooper Ate A What?

    I am a different person lately. I can’t help but think that this is how it should be. I picked the boys up from daycare yesterday and was told that… Read More

  • Holding my Breath During the Good Days

    We are having good days. As usual, I am so nervous to type it because I feel like it will jinx it. Cooper is learning, laughing and even improving. I… Read More

  • Superheroes

    I absolutely love this. To all of the Super Cooper’s out there! Keep fighting. Read More

  • Super Cooper is Growing Up

    I’ve spent the last few weeks feeling sorry for myself and for our situation. To put a date on it I have been struggling since Easter. I think it’s all so real… Read More

  • The Inability to Just Try

    There is such a huge difference between ‘can’t’ and ‘won’t.’ Basically trying and failing or refusing to try at all. Cooper refuses to try and it makes me freaking insane.… Read More

  • Running From Your Problems

    I can think of a dozen times throughout this journey where I have considered taking my family and moving away. I fantasized that we would buy a cabin on a lake… 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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