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Why I Invited A “Gay Dad” To Take The Facebook “Motherhood Challenge”

Why I Invited A “Gay Dad” To Take The Facebook “Motherhood Challenge”

If your social media platform includes Facebook, then you’ve probably seen the “Motherhood Challenge” taking over newsfeeds this week. Thankfully, there are no buckets of ice water involved in this new viral craze. Facebook mommies are simply asked to choose and post “three” pictures of their children that best illustrate why they love being a […]

To Santa, From the Mom Whose Child Asked You to ‘Fix Mommy’s Eyes’

To Santa, From the Mom Whose Child Asked You to ‘Fix Mommy’s Eyes’

Dear Santa: I’m writing this letter on behalf of my daughter, who’s almost 3 years old. Christmas has taken on new meaning since this tiny blessing came into my life. Being the daughter of a blind mom isn’t easy for her, Santa. She may be young, but she already knows that her mommy is “different” from […]

Supermarket Envy

Supermarket Envy

While watching my groceries being delivered, it hit me. I’ve got a bad case of “supermarket envy.” I would give absolutely anything to be the mom who gets to go to the grocery store…Alone. I’d happily commit to pushing a shopping cart with one bum wheel, if it meant I had twenty minutes of peace […]

How Being A Blind Mother Is Like Being On the WALKING DEAD

How Being A Blind Mother Is Like Being On the WALKING DEAD

We have a strict rule in our house…Sunday nights, from 9-10pm, both kids must be in bed. There is no talking. No cell-phones and absolutely no weekend sex. Ain’t nobody got time for that when they could be watching Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon take on a herd of walkers! The post-apocalyptic world of zombies versus […]

A “Mighty” Community

A “Mighty” Community

Do you remember the theme song from the television show “Cheers?”  I was a kid when Ted Danson was at the height of his popularity, but I still can sing that tune like nobody’s business. “Making the way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would mean […]

Why I’m Not Grateful To My Husband For Staying After I Lost My Eyesight

Why I’m Not Grateful To My Husband For Staying After I Lost My Eyesight

My daughter’s christening was a monumental debut for both of us. She was being introduced as the newest member of our family, and I was coming out as her newly blind mother. After surviving the ceremony unscathed, my husband and I proudly carried our precious bundle into the celebration venue and handed her over to […]

A Blind Mom’s 6 Imaginary Friends

A Blind Mom’s 6 Imaginary Friends

As a blind mother of a toddler and infant, I’ll be the first to admit — it’s not easy to make friends. In fact, I’m embarrassed to say, I actually don’t have any. Friends, especially fellow mommies, are hard to come by. Without eyesight, I can’t physically get to the local Gymboree class or meet up […]

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