Holly

I'm a legally blind wife, mother and social worker living in chaotic New York City! With the help of my guide dog, Frances, "Mostly" wonderful husband, and some serious mommy instincts; I navigate my world "never losing sight of life, love and laughter."

Vision Aware: Labeling Appliances with Crafting Puffy Paint

Vision Aware: Labeling Appliances with Crafting Puffy Paint

As the mother of two toddlers, home organization, including labeling, has been key to my survival. While bump dots of various shapes and sizes have been helpful in the past; my children are notorious for playfully removing these self-adhesive stickers. Without these labels, finding buttons on appliances is often both time-consuming and frustrating. Discovering an Alternative Labeling […]

OrCam Trilogy: Episode III: NYC Disability Pride Parade

OrCam Trilogy: Episode III: NYC Disability Pride Parade

New York City’s 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, July 9th, 2017! Festivities kick off at 10AM with a gathering in Union Square Park. The parade begins at 11AM, heading up Broadway to Madison Square Park where a festival will be held from Noon to 3PM! Sponsored by OrCam, Dr. Bryan […]

Delicious Summer Pasta Salad

Delicious Summer Pasta Salad

You gotta love summer! Grilling and BBQ are just part of the culinary thrill, but in my house, pasta salad is really where it’s at – especially for “Mostly Wonderful!”  When it comes to hot weather lunches, my husband loves a side of pasta salad on his plate. While we live in the vicinity of some […]

Vision Aware: Review of “I Am Helen Keller” By Brad Meltzer

Vision Aware: Review of “I Am Helen Keller” By Brad Meltzer

We can all be heroes! That’s the inspiring message of the New York Times best-selling picture book biography series, “Ordinary People Change the World” from author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos. In honor of Helen Keller’s birthday on June 27, Blind Motherhood reviewed one of Meltzer’s books from the series, “I Am Helen Keller” to […]

“13” Tips for Keeping Your Guide Dog Safe This July 4th

“13” Tips for Keeping Your Guide Dog Safe This July 4th

Guide dogs receive specialized training before being matched with their human partners, exposing them to a variety of social situations and desensitization to loud noises. Even with this intense training, it is our responsibility as guide dog users to make good decisions before including our partners in any Independence Day activities. While picnics, fireworks and […]

June 27th is National Sunglasses Day!

June 27th is National Sunglasses Day!

Tom Cruise defined sexy-cool in his Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses during the 1986 hit Top Gun. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ iconic oversized look was courtesy of her Nina Ricci 3203’s. Schwarzenegger sported Gargoyles ANSI Classic  in the Terminator series, declaring “I’ll be back.” Holly Bonner, (that’s me) of Blind Motherhood, likes to rock Julbo Sherpa Glacier sunglasses! Whatever your eyewear pleasure; […]

Pre-School for All? How Far Will This Blind Mom Go?

Pre-School for All? How Far Will This Blind Mom Go?

Over the past two weeks, my newsfeed has been jam packed with graduation pictures; kids of all ages adorned in caps and gowns, celebrating their academic milestones. It wasn’t until last night when I came across the video of preschooler Sophia Urquijo, belting out Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go” during her Miami graduation that I […]

Adventures in Public Restrooms: How To Traumatize A Blind Mother

Adventures in Public Restrooms: How To Traumatize A Blind Mother

This week, I had another “first” in the wild world of motherhood. After shopping in my local mall for a few hours, my almost pre-schooler, announced she had to “go to the potty right away.” Of course her declaration came just as my other darling child decided to throw the mother of all tantrums in […]

Orcam Trilogy: Episode II: Job Security & The Gift of Time

Orcam Trilogy: Episode II: Job Security & The Gift of Time

For those of you who don’t know, Blind Motherhood is not my full time gig. Let’s face it, adulting is hard, and every girl needs to earn a reasonable living. In the real world, I am an administrator for a non-profit organization. I also serve as the agency’s grant writer, an entirely different style of […]

Yes, I’m Blind. Yes, I Have Back Fat.

Yes, I’m Blind. Yes, I Have Back Fat.

The first Wednesday of every month, this momma gets a night out on the town. Frances and I walk fifteen blocks to a local catering hall where we attend a Soroptimist meeting. Sometimes having a guide dog is a lot like having a toddler, meaning you better make sure you relieve your dog before you […]

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