Herbal Essences Renews Commitment on World Sight Day 2019

Herbal Essences Renews Commitment on World Sight Day 2019

Last year, Blind Motherhood posted a blog about how Herbal Essences created an inclusive bottle design for the vision impaired. Fast forward one year and Herbal Essences chose World Sight Day to announce the expansion of the brand’s push for accessibility in partnership with the Be My Eyes App and an integration with Alexa. Each […]

6 Takeaways on Disabled Parenting Courtesy of Actress Selma Blair

6 Takeaways on Disabled Parenting Courtesy of Actress Selma Blair

When Selma Blair walked the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, the world took notice. Using a custom made black cane, it was her first public appearance since announcing she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) last fall. Best known for her roles in the movies “Cruel Intentions,” “Hellboy” and “Legally Blonde,” the Hollywood bombshell […]

7 Truths About Blind Parenting Courtesy of Netflix’s Bird Box

7 Truths About Blind Parenting Courtesy of Netflix’s Bird Box

Spoilers ahead, obviously. Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box landed on Netflix this holiday season, scaring the bejeezus out of an approximate 45 million subscribers, myself included. The movie begins by introducing the audience to Mallory (Bullock), seen sternly warning her two young children (oddly named “Boy” and “Girl”) to never remove their blindfolds or “they won’t make […]

9 Things Visually Impaired New Yorkers Need To Know BEFORE Attending the NYC Winter Lantern Festival

9 Things Visually Impaired New Yorkers Need To Know BEFORE Attending the NYC Winter Lantern Festival

There is nothing like New York City at Christmas! Rockefeller Center, Radio City, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Plaza – you name it and we’ve got it. This year, the first ever NYC Winter Lantern Festival—produced by New York Events & Entertainment (NEWYORKEE) and Haitian Culture— arrived in my home borough of Staten Island. Located at […]

Herbal Essences Hair Care Creates Inclusive Bottle Design for Visually Impaired

Herbal Essences Hair Care Creates Inclusive Bottle Design for Visually Impaired

Have you ever been in the shower and reached for the shampoo, but accidentally grabbed your conditioner instead? Too often manufacturers create bottles that look and feel the same, making it difficult for the visually impaired to differentiate between products without getting a little creative. For years, I’ve personally used a combination of bump dots […]

Used Crayons: A School Supply Story

Used Crayons: A School Supply Story

For the past ten years, my family has hosted an annual school supply drive with all donations benefitting local veteran’s families. Book bags, pencil cases, folders, lunch sacks…you name it; we collect it. Over the years we’ve been relatively successful, but for added insurance, my husband and I budget some of our own money to […]

Guide Dog Frances One Of 21 Courageous Canines Competing in Hero Dog Awards

Guide Dog Frances One Of 21 Courageous Canines Competing in Hero Dog Awards

America’s animal lovers have spoken, and after more than half a million votes from across the country, Frances from Staten Island, New York is one of only 21 courageous canines to be advancing to the semifinal rounds of the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®, sponsored by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and Zoetis, and […]

National Federation of the Blind National Convention – Orlando 2018

National Federation of the Blind National Convention – Orlando 2018

As summer fast approaches, many blind organizations are hosting their annual conventions across the country.  The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has selected Orlando, Florida for this year’s gathering. From Tuesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 8, 2018 you can immerse yourself in the NFB community, enjoy opportunities to connect on important issues and experience a multitude of new […]

Dear Shop From Home: A Note To My Hometown Grocery Delivery Service

Dear Shop From Home: A Note To My Hometown Grocery Delivery Service

Dear Shop From Home: I think it’s time to lay it all out there. I’m old enough to know “healthy” relationships take work, and you, my dear Shop from Home, have left me feeling unappreciated and neglected. I’m a mom and I’ve got a family to feed. That means I depend on “YOU” to get […]

Blind Motherhood, Digging Deep & “Goodbye”

Blind Motherhood, Digging Deep & “Goodbye”

“Goodbye.” The term has a sense of finality to it, a pre-determined way of communicating a means to an end. Goodbyes are not meant to be accidental, but mark a definite point in time. For some of us the word, “goodbye” is not easy to use; it can be difficult to say, but there are […]