I know God only gives you what you can handle. Or at least that’s what I’m told every time I mention Sydney’s autism. I almost forgot He only gives special needs children to special parents, right? Well guess what? I’m not that special. I don’t have the inside scoop on how to parent a child … More I’m Really Not That Special Karen
A few weeks ago I spoke with a publisher and she told me in a very nice way that I wasn’t Nicholas Sparks or a best selling author. I thought to myself I know, I’m Brooke Copher and I’m in a category all of my own. I’m not sure if I consider myself only a … More What Kind of Author Am I?
I didn’t have an agent or a publisher and I wanted to give up many times. This weekend as I was reading the proof, I was tempted to put the book on hold and finish my second book on autism. Is the cover okay? Will they get my humor? Did I share too much? Will … More My Fear As An Author
It is coming. The month of April when I talk more about autism than I usually do. I am not even sure if that is possible. Our family will wear more blue than The Blue Man Group. Living with Autism and watching Sydney make progress is special for our family. Every appointment, tantrum, IEP meeting, … More 18 And Over
New York is an amazing city. So to gather in Times Square to see a video of children all over the county who live with Down Syndrome was magical. I loved seeing all of the families and teams gathered. They would all participate in The Buddy Walk later in the afternoon. This experience has motivated … More New York City Take Two
Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you didn’t love yourself? Maybe it was a painful time and you don’t want to recall all of the details. You must first confront those dark memories in order to move on. Are you thinking why doesn’t anyone love me? Why can’t I find love? … More How Much Do You Really Love Yourself?
Whenever I am lucky enough to get a babysitter I am always torn. Do I stay home and sleep? Or should I go out and socialize. I must admit I always picked the first choice. I just wanted to rest. Lately, I told myself that there is an exciting world out there waiting for me … More A Night At Chateau Bu-De Winery
Being a wine enthusiast doesn’t mean I love to drink wine. It means that I love writing about wine. Who am I kidding? Yes, I love to drink wine. The acidity, the winery, the vintage, the wine region and the grapes. It is like learning the history that is stored in a bottle. It’s like … More 3 Women 3 Bottles of Wine
The end is near. The End. Why are we always so fixated on the end? I have to admit that I hated when the end came. The end of the summer vacation meant it was time to go back to work. The end of the month meant it was time to pay all of the … More The End
The time has come for me to claim what I have lost in the past. … More Where Did She Go?