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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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