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Used Crayons: A School Supply Story

Used Crayons: A School Supply Story

For the past ten years, my family has hosted an annual school supply drive with all donations benefitting local veteran’s families. Book bags, pencil cases, folders, lunch sacks…you name it; we collect it. Over the years we’ve been relatively successful, but for added insurance, my husband and I budget some of our own money to […]

A Stunning Blow

A Stunning Blow

Believe me, I wish I were making this stuff up. But it all too often happens to me and many others with disabilities and differences. Truth is stranger than fiction and sometimes more depressing. My other half and I went on a short out-of-town trip; we left yesterday and returned today. We took our daughter […]

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 […]

And A Little Child Will Lead Them: HR620

And A Little Child Will Lead Them: HR620

On Thursday, February 15, in a decision that didn’t make the evening news in most places, the House of Representatives took the first steps toward erasing nearly thirty years of progress for disabled people. HR620, a bill that passed in the House by a margin of 225 to 192, will effectively gut the Americans with […]

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 […]

My Christmas Fidget Spinner

My Christmas Fidget Spinner

Two days before Christmas, we got a sudden snowstorm in Colorado. The storm was brief, but it left behind enough snow to cover the sidewalks with a few inches of white fluff. When the sun reappeared, my nine-year-old daughter Sarah took the initiative and bundled herself up in a long-sleeved shirt and a fleece-lined sweatshirt, […]

Mommy’s Little Helper

Mommy’s Little Helper

On a warm Saturday afternoon in November, my nine-year-old daughter Sarah and I walked down the street to Seven-11. She’d aced a spelling test the day before, and I decided to treat her to a Slurpee. At the convenience store counter, I started digging for loose change in my purse. The line was long, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The City And The Fear: The National Federation of the Blind Kernel Book Series

The City And The Fear: The National Federation of the Blind Kernel Book Series

A knowledge of the meaning of blindness is not automatic; it must be learned–or, in many cases, unlearned. When childhood fears are added to the mix, the combination can lead to frustration and anxiety. With over thirty stories to learn from, The National Federation of the Blind’s Kernel Book Series, gets to the heart of […]

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