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For Mothers of Blind Daughters

For Mothers of Blind Daughters

I am extremely blessed to be the blind mother of two rambunctious little girls. My eldest daughter, Nuala, is three. She is the epitome of independence and sass. Nuala is a thinker. She’s the kind of kid who in never satisfied by an abbreviated explanation about anything. She’s observant and when you’re a mom with […]

“6” Reasons I Respect Helen Keller

“6” Reasons I Respect Helen Keller

June 27th has always been a personally significant day for me. It’s the anniversary of my first date with “Mostly Wonderful.” I guess it’s safe to say that date went fairly well because exactly 3 years later; he proposed. (Smart move. I was hot back then.) A year after that, June 27th, 2002, we took […]

A Day In The Mind: Blind Motherhood

A Day In The Mind: Blind Motherhood

The static noise of the baby monitor blares behind my head. I can hear my three-year-old calling me, “Mommy, I’m awake.” I’ve slept the entire night in our Lazy Boy recliner… again. I look down at my chest and can barely make out my 18-month old daughter who’s been curled up on top of me […]

To the Mother of Lane Graves: I Pray For You

To the Mother of Lane Graves: I Pray For You

As I write this, I’m comfortably sitting on my couch, listening to my two toddlers play with their Finding Dory water tables (Yes, indoors). Toy Story 2 is blaring in the background as my girls occasionally break from their splashing to run towards the television and sing along with their favorite scenes. You see, Mrs. […]

My Kindred Spirit In Sight Loss: Abigail Style

My Kindred Spirit In Sight Loss: Abigail Style

Eight months ago, when I decided to take the plunge into the world of blogging, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. All I had was an idea and the hope that someone out there in the vast Internet universe would appreciate my humor about blindness and motherhood. Throughout this journey I’ve met […]

The “JAWS” of Darkness: I’m Not Chrissie

The “JAWS” of Darkness: I’m Not Chrissie

JAWS is one of my absolute favorite movies. There’s always been something captivating about that overgrown man-eating shark that sucks me in. It’s the sense of foreboding, the iconic music and quite possibly Roy Schrieder – because in 1975 that dude was hot! Every girl wanted a piece of Chief Brody, not just the shark!  […]

My Detour Story #LoveMyDetour

My Detour Story #LoveMyDetour

On each “Why Not Wednesday” on Amy Oestreicher’s blog, we hear about someone else’s detour in life. The more inspiring stories we hear about people dealing with unexpected difficulties, the more empowered we are to deal with our own detours in life. This week, I shared my detour story. This post is part of the Why Not Wednesday feature for Amy […]

What I’ll Say the Next Time Someone Asks If I Know Stevie Wonder Because I’m Blind

What I’ll Say the Next Time Someone Asks If I Know Stevie Wonder Because I’m Blind

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards was held in Los Angeles on February 15, 2016. Artists representing every genre of music packed the Staples Center as fans from all over the country watched for performances and fashion alike. With so many losses felt within the music community since the beginning of the year, Stevie Wonder and Penatonix […]

Searching For My Cinderella Moments: Women On The Move – Bold Blind Beauty Guest Post

Searching For My Cinderella Moments: Women On The Move – Bold Blind Beauty Guest Post

Even as a little girl, I had absolutely no desire whatsoever to be “Cinderella.” Although I loved the movie, I couldn’t help but wonder, “How could a girl could be so stupid that she lost her own damned shoe?” And while thankfully, I feel I didn’t grow up to become some dumb, naïve princess-type, I’ve […]

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