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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."

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 […]

Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light Present NY Premiere Of “DESCENT”

Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light Present NY Premiere Of “DESCENT”

Every now and again a rare opportunity presents itself in New York City. An upcoming, all accessible, all-inclusive production called DESCENT has got Blind Motherhood ready to hit the theater! Performed on a custom-designed architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT explores the pleasures of wheeled movement and reckless abandon. This new evening-length […]

Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program

Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program

Since beginning Blind Motherhood, I have connected with many blind and visually impaired parents across the world. Each of us is looking for the same thing – a relationship with another person who understands the unique circumstances of parenting while visually impaired. The National Federation for the Blind is moving forward with it’s Blind Parent […]

NBC Providing Video Description for Olympic Games in PyeongChang

NBC Providing Video Description for Olympic Games in PyeongChang

It’s not too late to enjoy the Olympic games if you’re a blind or visually impaired viewer. Comcast and NBC are offering an inclusive viewing experience for people with visual disabilities including video description to accompany 18 primetime telecasts of the PyeongChang Games. Working With Descriptive Video:  NBC Olympics and Comcast are working with Descriptive […]

Lavelle School For the Blind Celebrates Multicultural Week

Lavelle School For the Blind Celebrates Multicultural Week

Schools across the country are increasingly recognizing the importance of exploring issues of diversity in education, with teachers looking for creative opportunities to help educate their students about our global society. New York City’s Lavelle School For the Blind is no different. From February 12 – 16th, the school is hosting a Multicultural Week, emphasizing the […]

Hadley Announces 2018 New Venture Competition

Hadley Announces 2018 New Venture Competition

Are you legally blind and dreaming of starting your own business? Hadley can help! Submit your business plan and you may win up to $30,000 to bring your dream to reality! Hadley’s competition is open to legally blind US residents who successfully complete at least one course from our Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship and will […]

Blind Momma’s Posh Pampering

Blind Momma’s Posh Pampering

When I rang in 2018, one of my resolutions was to be kinder to myself.  I know I need to do a better job of making time for me. That’s no easy task when you’ve got two kids and a “Mostly Wonderful” husband to take care of. Another complication, I am “NOT” a girly girl.  […]