Welcome To Our Secret World

  • Anxiety, Depression and Social Media

    If my sister was a teenager in today’s world of social media, she would be dead. I have no doubt about it. It was a miracle that she survived as… Read More

  • How We Show Love In Our House

    Cooper has always communicated by touching faces. I like to believe it’s a nonverbal thing. And a Cooper thing. In my mind it’s a way to feel someone’s emotions when… Read More

  • How to Stay Sane

    Sometimes I stand before people and I say stuff and then they ask me questions. How do you keep you marriage together with the stress of raising a child with… Read More

  • He Never Gave Up On Me

    I have a son. Three actually. They are all very different. My oldest is 9 years old. His name is Cooper. He was Cooper from the second I found out… Read More

  • What Got Me Through As A Mother

    If I could go back in time to the day before my oldest son Conor was born I would in an instant. I would give myself the biggest hug and… Read More

  • We Get Forever Together

    This morning I was trying to distract your baby brother by doing This Little Piggy on his toes. I was exhausted. You had been up since 3:45 AM and the… Read More

  • A Friendship Blossoms

    Autism can be hard to understand especially for a toddler. All my son wants is just a relationship with his older brother, who up until a few months ago wanted… Read More

  • Manifesting Gratitude

    A few years ago, I was scrolling through a Facebook group called “Mom’s of Trach Babies” as I often did, looking for suggestions or tips for taking care of my… Read More

  • Time is a Thief

    Twenty months old. That’s how old you were when we welcomed your sister into our family. You wouldn’t go near her at first, and even now you rarely act like… Read More

  • I Cried

    I cried when you were diagnosed. I cried because I thought I did something to cause it. I cried because I wondered if I would ever hear your voice. I… Read More

  • When Parent Turns Into Caregiver

    Being a parent is something I always dreamed of. Being a parent meant raising my kids to be great people, to teach them values like kindness and honesty, and hopefully… Read More

  • We Are Not Our Bad Days

    We had a tough morning over here. The details don’t matter I guess but after I left him at school, I felt like I had run a marathon. I felt… Read More

  • Imagine Something Hurts

    Imagine something hurts. But you can’t tell anyone. You want too. You try even. But it comes out in different ways. Ways that people don’t understand. You try to get… Read More

  • The World Outside of Our Home

    One of the most amazing things that has happened in the last few months is our son’s desire to leave our home. To go places. To try things. And to… Read More

  • Our Kids are Life Long Learners

    If I could go back in time, 6 years ago, and tell myself one thing and one thing only…it would be… Let me paint the picture for you first. I… Read More

  • Maybe It’s About Being Real

    I’m the kind of person who is always searching for some big cosmic reason for things. I search for answers. Signs. I think way too much. I wonder why and… 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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