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 […]

Go Fund – Kayla Reed – Blind Mom In Need Of Corneal Transplant

Go Fund – Kayla Reed – Blind Mom In Need Of Corneal Transplant

Can we all agree being a mom is fricken’ hard? And for the record, I’m not saying this because I’m a blind parent. I’m saying it because I’m in the throws of raising both a preschooler and a toddler. Some days my girls are great and all is right with the world. But then you […]

Sneek-A-Boos: A Halloween Tradition

Sneek-A-Boos: A Halloween Tradition

The holidays are all about building traditions with our families. Decorating, cooking, music, and seasonal movies are just a few ways parents add some extra sparkle to childhood memories. Sneek-A-Boos: A Halloween Tradition is an adorable toy and book combination, the perfect addition to any family’s fall festivities! What Is Sneek-A-Boos: Little Bat Boo is […]

Administering Eye Drops As A Blind or Visually Impaired Parent

Administering Eye Drops As A Blind or Visually Impaired Parent

When you are a parent who is blind or visually impaired, chances are you’re fairly used to administering eyedrops into your own eyes on a daily basis. However, when putting drops into the eyes of a squiggly infant or screaming toddler, it’s an entirely different ball game. Eye drops provide medication directly into your children’s […]

How To Ruin A Guide Dog In The Blink Of An Eye

How To Ruin A Guide Dog In The Blink Of An Eye

Just for the record, nut job drivers–red lights mean stop! They’re not optional; they’re mandatory. They’re not suggestions for some people; they apply to everyone. Those of us in the crosswalks with our children have the right-of-way. Always. Blaring your obnoxious horns at us because we slow you down by a few seconds won’t change […]

“FREE” Kindle Download of Dave Steele’s Stand By Me RP

“FREE” Kindle Download of Dave Steele’s Stand By Me RP

Last month, Blind Motherhood highlighted the story of U.K. poet, Dave Steele. Steele’s books, Stand By Me Volumes I and II were written to raise awareness and help those living with his condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Over the past two years, Dave has lost the majority of his vision to this hereditary degenerative condition which […]

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