Welcome To Our Secret World

  • Maybe I’m Doing This Right

    Today was a bear of a day. A no good, really bad day as the kids say. But there were highs too. My baby said ‘love you mama’ when I… Read More

  • Magic Forever

    Last night we brought our three boys to a green house to pick out pumpkins. Our middle son was very excited. He loves all things holidays. He also loves overdoing… Read More

  • The Hard Fought Miracle

    There I was, alone in the hospital, being monitored at 33 weeks pregnant with my unborn son. Nevermind that my family was states away and Shane, my husband, was hours… Read More

  • Learn to Bend

    My daughter is about to be 12. In 19 short days she will be in her last preteen year. She is beautiful, smart, lives in her own world that we… Read More

  • Love Needs No Words

    Here is my blue-eyed, blonde hair, sweet boy looking at me. He shows his love through his eyes. He may be unable to tell me he loves me verbally, but… Read More

  • The Autism Dad

    I’d like to talk about The Autism Dad for a moment. You’ve probably come across him once or twice. It’s not always obvious at first.   He’s the guy attempting… Read More

  • Our Stories Are Not All the Same

    This will be my most unliked post, and I get it. I’m never trying to “start something” or offend anyone, but I do want to be honest in how I… Read More

  • When I Read About Feda Almaliti

    Even before my son Johnny was diagnosed my life has been all about autism. Trying to somehow figure it out so I could help my son. At first it was… Read More

  • The Ebbs and Flows of Autism

    Early this morning our daughter came into our room, hopped into bed next to me, and began working on her intricate mindfulness sticker book. I watched as she elaborately and… Read More

  • This Is Autism

    It’s different. It’s difficult. It’s beautiful It’s gut wrenching. It’s time. It’s heart. It’s patience. It’s anxiety. It’s depression. It’s love. It’s overwhelming. It’s grace. It’s tears. It’s joy. It’s… Read More

  • I Didn’t Have the Capacity For a Confrontation

    Right after we moved into our current home, I registered to attend several open houses for homeschool co-ops and tutorials in this area. I will never, for as long as I live,… Read More

  • The Brave Ones

    What is bravery? I’ve been thinking about that question lately. The definition is the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or… Read More

  • When You Don’t Feel Like Yourself

    Last week I posted a selfie of my son Tommy and I happily snuggling up on the sofa on Facebook and received some lovely comments and messages.⁣⁣ Some of my… Read More

  • To the Woman Who Stayed

    To the woman who stayed… A week or so ago I found myself in a pretty tough situation out in the community. We were at an orchard with our family… Read More

  • Our Biggest Day

    Lately, I’ve been sharing a lot of firsts for my son Cooper. Tonight, was the biggest one yet. He and I sat and watched an hour long flag football game… Read More

  • I Never Stopped Talking To Him

    Yesterday I interviewed my dear friend Leasa of Cody Speaks. If you don’t follow her you should. Her son Cody is 20. He loves videos and the mail. His autism… 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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