Welcome To Our Secret World

  • Next Steps

    After my bad day last week I took a much needed time out. I spoke with my husband and my dear friend. And I also spoke with Cooper’s speech therapist. As… Read More

  • I Give Up

    I give up. Simple as that. I had a tough night followed by a tough morning.  And honestly, that makes 10 months of tough nights in a row. My kids don’t sleep. I’m… Read More

  • Cooper said Cow

    Cooper said Cow. Twice actually. We were sitting on the floor playing last night with a push behind walking toy. It has numbers and buttons and shapes on it and… Read More

  • Evaluations are Crushing to a Parent

    As you may have noticed, I am writing this blog a bit backwards. It took me a long time to gather up the courage to put my feelings into words… Read More

  • Now That's How You Throw A 3rd Birthday Party!

    Well, we survived the 3rd birthday party. No meltdowns…from any of us! Including me! I think I officially held my breath for 2 straight days. My anxiety for the actual… Read More

  • Please Let This Be Our Year

    This is a hard post to write but I need to do it. I need to know there are other moms out there who feel like I do. I love… Read More

  • Speech Therapy Became Our New Normal

    Once the hearing debacle was over we were back at square one. I actually thought we were worse off. I’m not a debbie downer but we still had no good… Read More

  • Your Son Can Hear It All

     I took Cooper alone to meet with the School Audiologist. I didn’t want Sawyer or my husband with us. I wanted it to be quick and painless. I wanted it… Read More

  • Hearing Aids Are Expensive

    Hearing aids are expensive. I will add that at the time we had really good insurance and hearing aids are still expensive. We had to bring a check for $1600 when… Read More

  • What If It's Not Autism?

    When I finally decided to start blogging about Cooper I knew I wanted to write this post. I have been thinking about it for months. And trying to decide how… Read More

About Me
About Me

Hi, I'm Kate. I am the mother to a little boy with severe, nonverbal Autism. This is a glimpse into our heartwarming, sad, scary, funny, loving and secret world. Check out my video tab to hear me ramble about Autism.


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