• A Life Of Rushing

    We are never not rushed. I could tell you it’s the chaos of life, or the fact that we have three busy boys, or a dozen other reasons. But those… Read More

  • Having Success

    Proud mama moment! We visited our favorite place today, The Twin City Model Railroad Museum. When we got the email earlier in the week I had mixed emotions. My first… Read More

  • The Many Faces Of Anxiety

    In this house anxiety is always present. It is attached to a little boy with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Some days it may hide, not showing on a cute… Read More

  • You Are His Home

    Sawyer, you’ve asked me a lot of questions over the years about your older brother. You’ve asked me why he doesn’t talk. You’ve asked me if you are the older… Read More

  • ‘I Hear You Happy’

    Cooper, Last night you were upstairs with your brother. It was long past your bedtime…which for Sawyer isn’t strange. That kid would stay up all night long. But not you.… Read More

  • Thinking in ‘Nevers’

    When my son was diagnosed with autism six years ago, I began to think in nevers. Now as a typically very positive person, it felt strange. It felt unlike me.… Read More

  • Caring For Brother

    Tonight we took a boat ride. Sawyer brought two friends. A brother and sister who are very much a part of our family. The big kids, Cooper included, all wanted… Read More

  • Celebrating Victories

    I used to not be good at celebrating victories. I was so hyper-focused on everything my son had to learn that I lived in this crazy place where I kept… Read More

  • Balancing Work and Parenthood

    Last night this little peanut snuck down the stairs after he was supposed to be sleeping. He peeked his head around the staircase and said, ‘mama, when are you going… 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

  • Captain’s Log: Day 6, Social Distancing

    I want to be crystal clear about something. Never once have I wondered what it would be like to spend 24 hours a day with my husband and beautiful children.… Read More

  • Autism and Anxiety

    I have the most amazing son. He is 9-years-old. Almost double digits. He loves dancing and holding hands and Steve Harvey. He loves climbing in my bed at 1 am… 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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