• Balancing on a Tightrope

    We are on a tightrope… This week my son Cooper had three of his best days ever at school. He is going to be 10 in a month or so… Read More

  • 8 Minutes

    Just finished carving our masterpieces. Although the repeated freezing did a quite a bit more damage to them than we originally thought. Thanks Minnesota weather. Anyhow, Cooper joined us for… Read More

  • Not A Typical Halloween

    Last year, after many challenging and ultimately failed trick-or-treating attempts, I had an idea. What if we went out, to a set number of houses, during the day, with less… Read More

  • The Measure of Success

    The measure of success isn’t always a perfectly posed photo… Yesterday, our family of five volunteered to hand out candy at a Trunk or Treat. We expected it to be… Read More

  • Acccepting Our Color

    This happy boy just visited his most favorite place on earth. Besides home of course. The train museum. He worked all week to come here. Three good days at school… Read More

  • An Early Winter

    There is just something Cooper loves about the first snowfall of the year. He gasps. He points. He giggles while dad shovels. He watches intently. He even seems to count… Read More

  • H-O-M-E

    Cooper has been living his best life and getting spoiled at his grandparents for a few nights. Three sleeps to be exact. I FaceTimed a dozen times but talking on… Read More

  • A Gift I Will Never Take For Granted

    I will never get over the gift of communication. Something so many take for granted. My newly two year old just told me he had an owie on his foot.… Read More

  • Very Nice Boy

    Yesterday my son rode the bus for the first time to school. I was nervous. I thought about getting in my car and following but didn’t because I knew it… Read More

  • The First Ride

    Two weeks ago, this kid asked me to ride the bus. Sorta out of the blue. He verbalized it…’H-U-SSS.’ (B’s are hard for him.) He showed me busses on YouTube.… Read More

  • Victories At The Orchard

    Today was a big day for this kid and our family. We went to the Afton Apple Orchard. You know the kind with lots of noise and people and waiting and… Read More

  • We Are More

    You must be sad… I’ve heard that phrase a few times over the past couple weeks. You must be sad your son rides the shorter bus… You must be sad… Read More

  • Thank You For You

    Sawyer, I am writing down the stories of you so that someday, when you are older, we can look back together at them.———Sawyer, your brother Cooper started at your school… Read More

  • Stronger Than Anxiety

    Happy Sunday from this kid. We’ve had an interesting day. He asked me for a train guide from 2007. I told him I’d do my best but reminded him that… Read More

  • ‘I Want To Look Out For Him’

    Someone once said to me…’siblings to children with disabilities are not special. And they shouldn’t be treated as such.’ I’ll tell you this…in all my years of sharing on social… Read More

  • What Brings Him Joy

    I think a lot about the things that make this kid happy. And bring him joy. Because for a lot of years, the list was pretty small. It’s gotten bigger… 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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