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American Printing House For the Blind’s “FREE” Braille Tales

American Printing House For the Blind’s “FREE” Braille Tales

With multiple studies indicating the tremendous benefits early reading has on childhood development, have you ever wondered, “How does a blind or visually impaired parent read to their child?” Depending on the parent’s current state of vision, there are many alternative methods for cultivating your child’s love of reading as a visually impaired parent.  Some […]

“7” Tree Trimming Tips for Blind & Visually Impaired Parents

“7” Tree Trimming Tips for Blind & Visually Impaired Parents

Tis’ the season for Christmas trees! Whether real or artificial, trimming a tree as a blind parent requires a little bit of ingenuity, especially if you have infants or toddlers under foot. Since having my first daughter in 2013, the ghosts of Christmas past have taught this mother a thing or two about safely managing her […]

Halloween Jokes for Toddler Folks & Pineapple Jack O’Lanterns

Halloween Jokes for Toddler Folks & Pineapple Jack O’Lanterns

Toddlers! Pint sized adults, with inquiring minds, who love to test our patience. I happen to have two of them and boy, do they ever keep me on my toes! Mothering a 3 and almost 2-year-old everyday is exhausting, but then there are those moments when you think “ah, the innocence of childhood!”  This year, both my […]

Fighting For Cary Lynn: The Frustration of Getting Services

Fighting For Cary Lynn: The Frustration of Getting Services

When we started the adoption process for Cary Lynn, I knew we would have to fight for her. What I failed to realize is how much I would have to fight. So much so, that I jokingly asked for boxing gloves for Christmas. It started with attempting to arrange Early Intervention (EI) services. When we brought […]

DK Braille Books – Beyond the Blind

DK Braille Books – Beyond the Blind

I’ve been lucky enough to have met some really amazing people through Blindmotherhood.com. One of my readers, who happens to work for DK Publishing, was kind enough to send me a set of their newest non-fiction braille books. Although she did not request a blog post in response to her thoughtfulness, I felt I absolutely […]

Cute As A Daisy:  ETSY Shop Makes Blind Canes For Dolls

Cute As A Daisy: ETSY Shop Makes Blind Canes For Dolls

Recently, my three-year-old, Nuala, has become increasingly fascinated with “mommy’s canes.” Although not used every day, my daughter understands it’s a tool I utilize to help me navigate the world around us. She’s at the age where she wants to imitate everything I do. She has a matching apron when she helps me bake in our kitchen. She […]

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