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  • A Special Needs Mama

    A special needs mamaIs weary in her soulDay after dayHas taken its toll Years of sleepless nightsMany thankless jobsThe constant demandsAnd heart wrenching sobs The daily needs grind herAlmost to… Read More

  • I Forgot About Autism

    Hey autism. We forgot about you for a minute. Here we were just living life. Going about our days like “normal” people. Til’ this morning. I had a need for… Read More

  • I’ll Be There For You

    After my son Harper and I lay down, he always requests a song. He will say “sing!” Then he will name a certain song. Lately, it has been the “Friends”… Read More

  • Autism and Religion

    I was raised Catholic. I married a Catholic man. We had our wedding in a Catholic church. We are raising our family by the Catholic faith. So when I watched… Read More

  • The Pieces of Autism

    I want to take a few minutes to talk about autism.  This is my teenage son.   He has what is called High Functioning Autism. I’ve always thought this was a… Read More

  • Mama, Take Time To Absorb This New Life

    Autism is unconditional love. Autism is hard. Autism is constant struggles. Autism is often full of denials. I received a message from a new mama struggling to accept her son’s… Read More

  • Making New Friends in the New Normal

    Now that all the kids are going back to school, your child may notice that another child in their class, the hallway, at lunchtime or at recess is different than… Read More

  • Let’s All Be Chickens For a Day

    Today, I took my two kids to play at the park. Despite having autism, my five year old Hudson is incredibly social and absolutely loves to play with the kids,most… Read More

  • In the Search For Sleep

    We chase sleep this kid and I. One of us loves it. The other one not so much. Although he never misses an afternoon nap with his seven blankets and… Read More

  • Balance and Progress

    We just went for a family walk plus two. Cooper knew there was a train magazine waiting for him at the mailbox so even though it was not ideal walking,… Read More

  • Balancing Two Different Worlds

    Tomorrow is the 4th of July. A fun, typically outdoor, social, loud, hot holiday. It’s also a holiday that can be very challenging for families like mine. And put a… Read More

  • I Choose Gratefulness

    It’s interesting to know how much my attitude plays into this whole mothering thing. When my oldest was diagnosed with autism six years ago, my focus was him and him only.… Read More

  • Empowered Brain: Making a Difference for People on the Spectrum

    Often in this journey, I come across super cool stuff that can help kids and adults on the spectrum learn vital skills and the best part is sharing it with… Read More

  • Once There Was a Mother

    Once upon a time, there was a mother. She was a pretty good mother—not great, because sometimes she yelled about things that mean nothing but in the moment meant everything,… Read More

  • Mama, We Are All In This Together

    Mama, you are not alone. I have lost sleep too, and I don’t have all the answers. I also don’t have a crystal ball with what this back to school… Read More

  • Some Days, I Just Want to be a Mom

    When my daughter Sloane was first diagnosed with autism, I jumped both feet in the water trying to get her every resource that was available to her and arm myself… 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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