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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."

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 […]

Lavelle School For the Blind 3rd Annual Talent Show

Lavelle School For the Blind 3rd Annual Talent Show

Lavelle School for the Blind will celebrate its 3rd Annual Talent Show Friday, May 18, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the school’s gym. Students will be given the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the school community, friends, family and the press. Lavelle students have been preparing a number of great acts including singing, playing instruments, […]

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 […]

American Council of the Blind 57th Annual Conference & Convention

American Council of the Blind 57th Annual Conference & Convention

The 57th ACB Conference and Convention will take place Friday, June 29, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street, St Louis, Missouri, 63103. Approximately 1,000 blind and visually impaired people are expected to attend this conference from across the United States and from many foreign countries. Countless others […]

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 […]

Guiding Eyes For the Blind: Wag-A-Thon

Guiding Eyes For the Blind: Wag-A-Thon

Me. Frances. One month. 26.2 miles! Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people with vision loss and exceptional guide dogs, announced its first annual Wag-a-thon, a “virtual marathon in a month” fundraiser that begins today – May 1. Guiding Eyes is challenging you and your four-legged […]

Guide Dog Frances & 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Award

Guide Dog Frances & 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Award

Every dog has its day, and one four-legged local is hoping that day will come for them on September 29 at the eighth annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards® in Beverly Hills. Guide Dog Frances, my four-year-old Labrador Retriever from Staten Island, New York will be competing against 265 other courageous canines for the nation’s highest […]

National Stop the Bleed Day: The Blind Can Use A Tourniquet

National Stop the Bleed Day: The Blind Can Use A Tourniquet

Saturday, March 31, 2018 is National Stop the Bleed Day. According to the Stop the Bleed Day web page, the top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. 20 percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control. As blind and visually impaired parents, we need to ensure […]

Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light’s DESCENT

Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light’s DESCENT

A few weeks ago, Blind Motherhood posted a blog about an accessible, new theatrical performance heading to New York City! DESCENT will be performed at New York Live Arts (NYLA) Thursday, March 22, Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are now on sale via New York Live Arts in person at the […]

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