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  • Every Single Day is his Best Day

    Most mornings feels the same to me as the mom. Most days the same too. Kids. Work. Cooking. Cleaning. Up too early. Wondering if my son will ever learn to… Read More

  • When a Nonverbal Child is Sick

    Have you ever wished that your child would complain? We have. We do. This sweet boy is so sick. Sicker than we originally thought. But we didn’t know. Because everyone… Read More

  • I’m Not A Failure

    I have to get this off my chest.  This is a temporary feeling.  All week…  LIKE ALL WEEK. I’ve felt like a failure.  Even though all week I’ve… “taken care… Read More

  • The Goal is Independence

    The other day I was talking about the future with another mama. We were new acquaintances, brought together by one common thread. Autism. Our sons were the same age. 9.… Read More

  • Tomorrow We Will Start Again

    It was hard for you this morning. I have no idea why. You woke crying too early, the moon still visible. Groans and nudges before one of us got up… Read More

  • I Found My Voice This Year

    It’s time for New Years Resolutions. I made mine mid year somehow and didn’t even know it. For years I tried to help my son find his voice and in… Read More

  • Waiting for Next Year…

    I took the tree down the minute Christmas was over this year. Usually, I have the tree up from November through to the end of January but this year; I’m… Read More

  • The World’s Most Okayest Mom

    I’ve been reading a lot lately about so called bad moms. Apparently they walk amongst us dressed in leggings and oversized sweatshirts, hair up in a messy pony, exhausted, cooking… Read More

  • Our First Christmas After Diagnosis

    I found myself eating some humble pie last night, or maybe grateful pie. That sounds stupid. Things were put into perspective. I was catching up on my Cooper’s Voice reading–something… Read More

  • The Invaluable Things He’ll Teach Him

    I have three boys. They are 9, 6 and 1. The older one giggles a lot. He loves the Price is Right and Steve Harvey from Family Feud. Especially Plinko… Read More

  • Our Love Has Not, And Never Will, Need Words

    Raising a non-verbal child taught me to communicate with more than mere words and to listen with more than mere ears. I don’t need words to catch the joy dancing… Read More

  • But Why Doesn’t He Talk Mama?

    Our family has been spending a lot our time lately with families who have kiddos like our Cooper. Some came into our lives through Cooper’s therapy center. Some came through… Read More

  • My Son, This Year for Christmas…

    Dear Son, This year for Christmas I know you won’t ask me for anything or understand why a burly man in a red suit is so important. You won’t understand… Read More

  • My Daughter’s 18th Christmas

    This is Casadee’s 18th Christmas. I still make her a calendar every year so she can count down the days and quite honestly to reduce the number of times she… Read More

  • Maybe Someday

    ‘Dear 1st and 3rd grade families, We will have our winter programs on Friday, December 13th. The first grade will perform at 9 am and the third grade will perform… Read More

  • Happiness is what Matters

    As we age, our interests change. They evolve. They grow with us. But what if they don’t? What if they stay the same year after year? In the real world,… 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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