“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 […]

National Federation of the Blind: Resources for Blind Parents

National Federation of the Blind: Resources for Blind Parents

Blind Motherhood strives to promote the most current resources relating to blind parenting. Recently, one of our contributors, Jo Pinto, was featured in a new publication from the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) entitled Parenting Without Sight Brochure: What Attorneys, Social Workers and Caregivers Should Know About Blindness.  This brochure provides advice and information […]

To All New Moms and Moms to Be: From A Veteran Blind Mother

To All New Moms and Moms to Be: From A Veteran Blind Mother

I wanted to take a moment and write you all this letter; I wish someone had done so for me when I was standing where you are. I am the proud mother of two grown daughters, ages 33 and 25, and I raised them both registered blind. Yes, I “survived” motherhood, and you will too. […]

The Making Of A Young Advocate

The Making Of A Young Advocate

As my nine-year-old daughter Sarah and I walked to church recently, she asked me point blank, “Why don’t you and Daddy like Donald Trump?” The question stopped me in my tracks. Oh, let me count the ways, child, let me count the ways! But I wanted to give her a very concrete answer she could […]

Accessibility for the Blind/Visually Impaired: 9/11 Memorial & Museum NYC

Accessibility for the Blind/Visually Impaired: 9/11 Memorial & Museum NYC

As we approach the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, blind and visually impaired families should consider taking a trip to New York City’s 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The memorial and the museum are located at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan at 180 Greenwich Street. Visitors can currently access the memorial […]

Truth In Verse: Dave Steele & Stand By Me RP

Truth In Verse: Dave Steele & Stand By Me RP

If you haven’t read Dave Steele’s poetry; you’re missing out. Big Time. 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 […]

Surviving the Terrible Twos

Surviving the Terrible Twos

I have a confession to make. I think my youngest child is trying to kill me.That’s right, she wants me dead. No, I’m not exaggerating. I am absolutely convinced my darling Aoife wants her mommy six feet under. At first I thought she may have been after my money, but I remembered I don’t have […]

National Braille Press Poetry Contest

National Braille Press Poetry Contest

Are you a lover of Dickinson, Longfellow or Wadsworth? Do you dabble in poetic prose in your spare time?  If so, this post is for you! The National Braille Press is hosting it’s first ever poetry contest beginning August 1, 2017! The guiding purposes of National Braille Press are to promote the literacy of blind children […]

Vision Aware: Dealing with Diaper Rash: Advice from Angela Freeman, Nurse Practitioner

Vision Aware: Dealing with Diaper Rash: Advice from Angela Freeman, Nurse Practitioner

Diaper rash is often one of the more elusive challenges for blind and visually impaired parents. Without sight, the parent most often relies on their tactile sense of touch to determine if their infant is indeed coping with this uncomfortable condition. As a Peer Advisor for the American Foundation For the Blind’s (AFB) Vision Aware […]

Vision Aware: Blind Mom Guilt & Nuala’s Diaper Rash

Vision Aware: Blind Mom Guilt & Nuala’s Diaper Rash

When my first child, Nuala, was 8 months old, she developed a very severe bout of diaper rash. The problem was, I had absolutely no idea she even had it. I thought I was changing my daughter’s diaper often enough, approximately every hour. My mother had told me to sprinkle cornstarch on her buttocks after […]

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