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Blind Parenting Series on Vision Aware

Blind Parenting Series on Vision Aware

Advocating for blind parents is a cause I feel completely dedicated to. There are so many visually impaired parents looking for support and direction when it comes to parenting. As a Peer Advisor for the American Foundation for the Blind, I have been given the opportunity to help coordinate a ground breaking series called, “Blind […]

Maintaining My Motherhood Perspective: Search For The Bright Side

Maintaining My Motherhood Perspective: Search For The Bright Side

It wasn’t until after I had my daughters that I finally understood that old saying,“Calgon, take me away.”  But mommies sure as hell don’t get any vacation time. We don’t even get a sick day, whether we need it or not.  I’ve had some rough weeks this summer. Long days, sleepless babies, and more than […]

The “Others” in Mother’s Day

The “Others” in Mother’s Day

I caught myself doing it again today. My three-year-old was sitting on the couch happily shoveling goldfish crackers into her mouth, utterly captivated by Dora the Explorer.  I was looking at her, studying every delicate feature. Motherly moments such as these are few and far between amidst mounds of laundry and dirty diapers. But today […]

On Matters of Hair & Heart

On Matters of Hair & Heart

If I’m being completely honest, I’ve been avoiding this post like the plague. It’s not because I’m ashamed of what’s been happening to my health, but somehow typing out the events of the last month makes the situation more “real.” I don’t know if I’m ready for this “situation” to be “real.” But like it or […]

10 Strategies for Avoiding Unnecessary Shopping Trips

10 Strategies for Avoiding Unnecessary Shopping Trips

As a blind mom of two toddlers who has a husband with an unpredictable schedule, I pride myself on being prepared. I don’t usually get opportunities to take food shopping trips, and I can’t live my life relying on the kindness of strangers to feed my family. Since having my first child three years ago, I’ve developed some […]

Explaining my Hair Loss to my Daughter

Explaining my Hair Loss to my Daughter

My life has been a series of medical struggles. From being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 19, to being deemed legally blind in 2012, I think it’s safe to say I’ve had more than my fair share of health issues. Despite everything I’ve been through, I continuously try my absolute hardest to be a good […]

Mighty Moms To The Rescue

Mighty Moms To The Rescue

With only one major snowstorm this year, New York City has had a pretty mild winter. Despite the lack of that powdery white stuff, my house has been unusually sick since January. I, myself, have had four different eye procedures and multiple eye infections. The rest of my family combated a horrendous stomach flu in […]

Why I Don’t Feel Like Teaching People About Blindness

Why I Don’t Feel Like Teaching People About Blindness

Unlike most women, I absolutely hate shopping. Seriously, with a passion. The idea of going into a store to buy clothes is about appealing to me as going to the dentist. Unfortunately, being an adult means you sometimes have to dress like one. Uggh, I hate that rule. With an important meeting coming up for […]

Lessons From My Mother On Valentine’s Day

Lessons From My Mother On Valentine’s Day

If I had to pick two iconic lovers to represent my parents it wouldn’t be Scarlett and Rhett or Kathy and Heathcliff. Undoubtedly, it would by Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. My father, originally from Argentina, never lost his charming Latin accent. My mother, although lacking the signature “Lucy” red hair, always seemed to have some […]

How To Romance A Blind Momma

How To Romance A Blind Momma

The subject of sex is very uncomfortable for a lot of people. Talking about sex when your partner is disabled amplifies that discomfort into an entirely different realm. Regardless of how you feel about intimacy, it’s safe to say most adults have or have had sex. The blind are absolutely no different. We can pump […]

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