I wonder if me sharing our autism journey made a difference. Is someone now aware of the signs of autism? Does someone understand the need for sensory friendly events? Will someone smile at a parent trying to comfort their child during a meltdown? Will you embrace the child with a disability that is in your … More Have I Taught You Anything?
I may have played the race card once or twice. It wasn’t what you think. I didn’t use my blackness to get admitted into school, ask for special treatment or to scream racism. It was when I was with friends and they wanted to rent a plane for skydiving and I had to remind them … More Playing The Autism Card
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
If I’ve learned anything watching others over the past week it is that we all have a story, but we have to own it. Some may appear to be on top of the world, yet they struggle to make it through the day. Those with the most struggles are often the ones with the biggest … More Own Your Story
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 was August 27, 2004 at 12:11 pm. The c-section was over and there you were. I thanked God for you the moment that I saw you. Your lungs were great and your eyes were wide open. Sydney Gabrielle Copher. You would complete our family. I can’t wait until your big brother, Harrison meets you. … More Isn’t She Lovely?
Fierce, Loyal, Smart, Classy, Brave, Prayer Warrior, Fearless, Loving, God’s Child, Caring, Nurturing, Creative, CEO, Sexy, Beautiful……. When I think about the women in my life. These are just some of the character traits that I would use to describe them. I love seeing women empowering other women. So many brave women paved the way … More National Women’s Day
Were your ears burning? We were just talking about you. How many of you have heard that expression? A few weeks ago someone made the comment. “Don’t worry Brooke can handle it.” Their statement was true. I can handle it. But guess what someone else can handle it too. Just because I am a single … More Don’t Worry, Brooke Can Handle It
When they see me coming. Do they see me or autism? Do they see Harrison and Sydney’s mom? Do they see a divorced mom? Yes, I think I wear my titles well. But what do they really see when they look at me? What is my true identity? There was a time when I lost … More Identity Theft
I had a revelation. There isn’t an award for being a superhero. So, if you are waiting on some accolades for going above and beyond. Stop waiting. P.S. Stop killing yourself. We can’t save the world. We can only do so much. Things that are out of our control. Are the things that we pray … More Stop Being A Superhero