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I'm a legally blind wife, mother and social worker living in chaotic New York City! With the help of my guide dog, Frances, "Mostly" wonderful husband, and some serious mommy instincts; I navigate my world "never losing sight of life, love and laughter."

19 Fascinating Facts About Louis Braille

19 Fascinating Facts About Louis Braille

World Braille Day is celebrated annually on January 4th, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. Louis would have been 209 years old today! Organizations around the globe use World Braille Day to promote awareness about the challenges faced by visually impaired individuals and to encourage businesses and governments to create economic and social opportunities for […]

National Braille Press Announces 2017 Poetry Contest Winners:

National Braille Press Announces 2017 Poetry Contest Winners:

The National Braille Press (NBP) has finally announced the winners of their first ever Braille Poetry Contest! Participants were asked to submit a poem focusing on the theme “The Five Senses.” The poem had to be an original work less than 125 words, using English Braille American Edition or Unified English Braille. National Braille Press received […]

Holiday Concert @ The Lavelle School For the Blind

Holiday Concert @ The Lavelle School For the Blind

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and schools across New York City are preparing for their annual holiday concerts. The many talented students at the Lavelle School for the Blind are among them! This Friday, December 22nd, from 9:30AM to 11:00AM Lavelle will open it’s doors to students, their families and the Bronx community […]

“Free” Kindle Download Stand By Me RP Volume II

“Free” Kindle Download Stand By Me RP Volume II

U.K. poet, Dave Steele, wants to give the world his poetry this Christmas! 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).

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 […]

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 […]

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