Welcome To Our Secret World

  • The First Time

    There are a lot of first times in our children’s lives. There are good first times and bad first times. This is life. And then there is the first time… Read More

  • There are Two Kinds of Autism Moms….

    Just because shits been getting a little heavy in my world… I had a good nights sleep and woke up to Super Cooper carrying a picture around of our family.… Read More

  • When Do We Give Up?

    I gave up yesterday. The details really don’t matter I guess. All that matters is I was pushed to that place where I didn’t recognize myself.  I’m fighting with Cooper’s… Read More

  • Potty Training Desperation

    I’ve reached my limit with potty training Cooper. I’ve exhausted all options that I know of. I need help. I am waving the white flag. Or crying in front of… Read More

  • What If I Lose Him…

    One of my greatest fears is losing Cooper. He’s not necessarily a runner or a wanderer, which are traits highly associated with autism, but still….the fear is real. Cooper will… Read More

  • I Don't Know What's Wrong

    I made the decision when Cooper started at Fraser that either Jamie or I would pick him up 5 days a week. I did this because Cooper is nonverbal. And… Read More

  • What I am Missing….

    I spend a lot of time thinking about all the things I’ve missed with Cooper. I know…he doesn’t know…he’s happy…he’s not missing out…blah, blah, blah. Those three things top my… Read More

  • CranioSacral Therapy For Children

    I’m not always up for trying new therapy’s with Cooper. And there are MANY reasons why. First, they are expensive. A lot of therapies are not covered by insurance. Pre-autism… Read More

  • Found this Quote….

     I found this quote today on Pinterest and it jumped off the page to me. While I don’t believe that God only gives special kiddos to parents that can handle… Read More

  • For An Autistic Kiddo…

    I often question how much I should push Cooper. And motivate him. And I really ask myself how much I should expect from him. If I completely lower my standards… Read More

  • I Thought By Now…

    I thought by now I would have mastered autism. I truly did. And that I would be the one giving advice to other mamas. I thought by now that my… Read More

  • Super Cooper

    Do you know that I was actually stressed about posting that video of Cooper making sounds online. I’ve been doing this for 3 years. I’ve been waiting for the words for… Read More

  • The Sounds are Starting to Come

    Jamie and I had a late night conversation last night about the nonverbal struggles. We both agree that although nonverbal is hard…it’s the delays in ‘understanding’ that is harder. There is… Read More

  • We've Been Hiding Out

    So where have we been?!?! Soaking up summer the good old fashioned way! Cooper is done with preschool for the summer and is only attending Fraser. Which is still five… Read More

  • Eye Contact and Autism

    When you google signs of autism…or talk to someone about autism….you typically hear the same signs. Lack of eye contact. Lack of affection. Withdrawn behaviors. Social delays. Cognitive delays. Playing with… Read More

  • The Truth about Special Needs Parenting

    There are no medals given out to special needs moms. It’s not like you do all this and at the end you get an award. There are very few breaks.… 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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