Yes, Blind Children, You May Touch Your Elves on the Shelf: A Letter From Santa Claus

Yes, Blind Children, You May Touch Your Elves on the Shelf: A Letter From Santa Claus

Blind Motherhood is hand-delivering a note from Santa, who gives permission to children who are blind or visually impaired to touch their “Elf on the Shelf.” We hope you utilize this post from to make the holidays even more meaningful for your child with a visual impairment. Yes, Blind Children, You May Touch Your Elves on […]

What’s In It For Us? AFB’s Brief Taxonomy of Pending Tax Proposals

What’s In It For Us? AFB’s Brief Taxonomy of Pending Tax Proposals

The American Foundation for the Blind’s mission is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. They mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data. A national nonprofit with offices in five U.S. cities, the AFB champions access, equality, and stands at […]

Free Braille Letters From Santa – Braille Works & The NFB

Free Braille Letters From Santa – Braille Works & The NFB

Does Santa read braille? Of course, he does! And both Braille Works and the National Federation of the Blind want to send your child a “FREE” letter from the man in the big, red suit this holiday season. Braille Works Braille Works is one of the nation’s leading providers of reading materials for people who […]

Giving Tuesday for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Giving Tuesday for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Blind Motherhood has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring TODAY, November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday helps kick off the holiday giving season by inspiring people to improve their […]

The City And The Fear: The National Federation of the Blind Kernel Book Series

The City And The Fear: The National Federation of the Blind Kernel Book Series

A knowledge of the meaning of blindness is not automatic; it must be learned–or, in many cases, unlearned. When childhood fears are added to the mix, the combination can lead to frustration and anxiety. With over thirty stories to learn from, The National Federation of the Blind’s Kernel Book Series, gets to the heart of […]

Call For Submissions The 2018 Holman Prize

Call For Submissions The 2018 Holman Prize

The LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco is calling for submissions for the 2018 Holman Prize, a global $25,000 award for blind adventurers and creators. Applications for the prize don’t open until January 16th, 2018 at 5 PM PST, but Blind Motherhood is helping to spread the word to give potential applicants extra planning […]

Dental Care For Our Kids: Information for Blind/VI Parents

Dental Care For Our Kids: Information for Blind/VI Parents

As our infants begin the teething process, parents must learn to navigate avenues to ensure proper pediatric dental care. For parents who are blind or visually impaired, our children’s mouths can represent a dark abyss. We want to ensure healthy oral care for our kids but discovering how to do this without sight can be […]

Eye Drops & Kids: My Experience & Preferred Method

Eye Drops & Kids: My Experience & Preferred Method

Administering eye drops is quite possibly my least favorite way to medicate my children. However, I always defer to my pediatrician for her recommendation on the best course of treatment for both of my daughters. If eye drops are prescribed, then eye drops they shall have, albeit one way or another. Methods I Have Used: […]

Lessons Learned At The Turkey Trot

Lessons Learned At The Turkey Trot

My eight-year-old daughter Sarah inspired my socks off yesterday. Actually, I was wearing fur-lined snowboots, but she inspired me just the same. I went to watch her participate in her school’s annual Turkey Trot with the rest of her third-grade class. Fortunately, the storm from the day before had subsided. It was still nippy out, […]

My Daughter Deepa: One Tiny Starfish

My Daughter Deepa: One Tiny Starfish

Up until I was an adult and came to India, I had never met anyone who was blind. To be honest, I don’t remember what I thought about blindness before Deepa came into my life. Most of society views blindness, unfortunately, as something scary. I imagine I likely had similar thoughts although my daughter has […]

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