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Orcam Trilogy: Episode II: Job Security & The Gift of Time

Orcam Trilogy: Episode II: Job Security & The Gift of Time

For those of you who don’t know, Blind Motherhood is not my full time gig. Let’s face it, adulting is hard, and every girl needs to earn a reasonable living. In the real world, I am an administrator for a non-profit organization. I also serve as the agency’s grant writer, an entirely different style of […]

Orcam Trilogy: Episode 1: Reactions to OrCam & Lessons in Nail Polish

Orcam Trilogy: Episode 1: Reactions to OrCam & Lessons in Nail Polish

Several months ago, Blind Motherhood ran a two-part series about OrCam, an assistive technology device that reads text aloud to people who are visually impaired or legally blind. I remained in touch with the company and with Dr. Bryan Wolynski, OD, who provided my initial in-home demonstration. While I would have liked to purchase OrCam […]

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 […]

New York Vision Week – Fall 2016 – October 20th Through November 20th

New York Vision Week – Fall 2016 – October 20th Through November 20th

New York City is notorious for hosting amazing events. Our foodies have Restaurant Week. Our fashionistas get Fashion Week. It’s about time, blind and visually impaired New Yorkers get their own slice of big apple fun! Hence the start of New York City’s first ever Vision Week – only it’s not just a week, it’s actually […]

BarkBox For Frances: How To Thank Your Guide Dog

BarkBox For Frances: How To Thank Your Guide Dog

It’s hard to believe, but Frances & I are celebrating our 1-month anniversary! That’s 30 days of partnership as blind mommy & guide dog. We’ve done a lot this month, including attending an education conference for work, several doctor’s appointments, and a few well- deserved trips to the mall. Frances is one amazing yellow Labrador! […]

“Don’t Breathe” Finally, A Blind Psychopath Horror Flick!

“Don’t Breathe” Finally, A Blind Psychopath Horror Flick!

What can I say? I’m a self-proclaimed horror movie junkie. Flicks about axe murders, psycho-killers, and haunted houses intrigue me. It’s not so much the grossness of all that blood and gore; for me it’s always been more about the people who are trying to survive their circumstances. Based solely on the previews alone, I […]

Blind Motherhood – Part II – Experiencing OrCam

Blind Motherhood – Part II – Experiencing OrCam

During one of the hottest weeks in August, I arranged for my OrCam demonstration with Dr. Bryan Wolynski, a licensed optometrist and the company’s NYC representative.  Of course the night before, “Mostly Wonderful” got called into work and my youngest daughter was up half the night teething. Motherhood, never a dull moment!  Dr. Wolynski and […]

Blind Motherhood – Part I – My Path to OrCam

Blind Motherhood – Part I – My Path to OrCam

As much as I hate to admit it, there are times when I’m just a blind, cynical New Yorker. I have a problem believing the hype when it comes to anything new to the realm of accessibility. When I came across a YouTube video for OrCam, a fledgling Israeli technology company and creators of a […]

WonderBaby Guest Post: Destiny the Whale Shark

WonderBaby Guest Post: Destiny the Whale Shark

I don’t know who in my house was more excited about the release of Finding Dory, my two toddlers or my 36-year-old, mid-life self. (Don’t judge me.) We’ve been talking about the movie for months, and I even made my daughters a “Days to Dory” countdown calendar for our kitchen. Every day, Nuala would place […]

Top “10” Father’s Day Gifts

Top “10” Father’s Day Gifts

People often ask me why I refer to my husband as “Mostly Wonderful” on Blind Motherhood.  My husband is a rather quiet, private kind of guy who’s not too comfortable with me divulging (or at times berating…sorry, honey) him by his first name.  And while I can honestly say “most” days he is a modern-day […]

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