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  • Waiting for Anxiety

    My ten year old son has anxiety. Such a simple sentence. One that rolls off my tongue. Like my son has blonde hair or my boy loves trains. The meaning… Read More

  • My Heart Isn’t Ready

    I am so ready to have my fourth baby. The nursery is ready. The car seat is too. I can’t wait to kiss her and snuggle her. She can come… Read More

  • Doing Our Best

    Tonight, my middle son and husband had their first baseball game of the season. It was a big night for both of them. Jamie coach pitched and Sawyer was the… Read More

  • Am I Brave Enough?

    Am I brave enough…? I just left the grocery store. I only had a few things today so opted for the self checkout today. While I scanned my items, I… Read More

  • Now That I Understand

    I used to think a lot of things about my son’s autism. Back before I really understood. Back when it was just a word on a piece of paper slid… Read More

  • Jackson Street Roundhouse

    I want to give a huge shout out to the staff and volunteers at the Jackson Street Roundhouse and the Minnesota Transportation Museum. So much kindness for our family. We… Read More

  • Happy Birthday Grandma

    Immediately after Cooper got on the bus this morning I sent this email to his teacher. Good morning! Cooper wanted me to tell you it’s his grandmas birthday today and… Read More

  • Choosing Gratitude

    Yesterday I visited my dad at his nursing home. He had a stroke in April and while his mind and humor are spot on, his arm and leg don’t want… Read More

  • Remember My Boy

    The next time you are stuck at the grocery store, irritated with the man at the front of the growing line because he keeps chatting with the clerk, think of… Read More

  • Each Child is Uniquely Made

    I think one of the most important lessons I’ve learned over my 10 years of motherhood is that every child is different. There is no norm really. Or perfect mold.… Read More

  • How to Treat a Person With Disabilities

    My middle son Sawyer is at the age where he asks a lot of questions. The questions are pure and innocent and often make me smile or giggle. Or cringe.… Read More

  • I Refuse to be Silent in a World that Needs to Hear Everyone

    The society I grew up in is much different than the one I live in right now.  The society I grew up in had people hidden away to never be… Read More

  • More Than a Caregiver

    I am so excited to share with you that Finding Cooper’s Voice is launching a brand new initiative to help caregivers! We are partnering with a counseling agency to bring… Read More

  • What I Wouldn’t Give to Peek Inside Your Mind

    I’ve been smacked across the face, shoved, had my hair pulled, laundered urine-soaked sheets and scrubbed floors covered in the breakfast that was back handed to the floor the minute… Read More

  • Asking for Help Didn’t Make Me Weak, It Made Me Stronger

    For some people it’s the diagnosis that stings. That punch in the gut that takes the breath right out of you. For me it was the months that followed. My… Read More

  • To the Man of My Life now, You Keep Me Going

    My Bubba, You made me lucky enough to be a mom. I thought I had lost the only baby I’d ever have. You’re the only man in my life now… 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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