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Maintaining My Motherhood Perspective: Search For The Bright Side

Maintaining My Motherhood Perspective: Search For The Bright Side

It wasn’t until after I had my daughters that I finally understood that old saying,“Calgon, take me away.”  But mommies sure as hell don’t get any vacation time. We don’t even get a sick day, whether we need it or not.  I’ve had some rough weeks this summer. Long days, sleepless babies, and more than […]

The “Others” in Mother’s Day

The “Others” in Mother’s Day

I caught myself doing it again today. My three-year-old was sitting on the couch happily shoveling goldfish crackers into her mouth, utterly captivated by Dora the Explorer.  I was looking at her, studying every delicate feature. Motherly moments such as these are few and far between amidst mounds of laundry and dirty diapers. But today […]

On Matters of Hair & Heart

On Matters of Hair & Heart

If I’m being completely honest, I’ve been avoiding this post like the plague. It’s not because I’m ashamed of what’s been happening to my health, but somehow typing out the events of the last month makes the situation more “real.” I don’t know if I’m ready for this “situation” to be “real.” But like it or […]

10 Strategies for Avoiding Unnecessary Shopping Trips

10 Strategies for Avoiding Unnecessary Shopping Trips

As a blind mom of two toddlers who has a husband with an unpredictable schedule, I pride myself on being prepared. I don’t usually get opportunities to take food shopping trips, and I can’t live my life relying on the kindness of strangers to feed my family. Since having my first child three years ago, I’ve developed some […]

Explaining my Hair Loss to my Daughter

Explaining my Hair Loss to my Daughter

My life has been a series of medical struggles. From being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 19, to being deemed legally blind in 2012, I think it’s safe to say I’ve had more than my fair share of health issues. Despite everything I’ve been through, I continuously try my absolute hardest to be a good […]

To Santa, From the Mom Whose Child Asked You to ‘Fix Mommy’s Eyes’

To Santa, From the Mom Whose Child Asked You to ‘Fix Mommy’s Eyes’

Dear Santa: I’m writing this letter on behalf of my daughter, who’s almost 3 years old. Christmas has taken on new meaning since this tiny blessing came into my life. Being the daughter of a blind mom isn’t easy for her, Santa. She may be young, but she already knows that her mommy is “different” from […]

Supermarket Envy

Supermarket Envy

While watching my groceries being delivered, it hit me. I’ve got a bad case of “supermarket envy.” I would give absolutely anything to be the mom who gets to go to the grocery store…Alone. I’d happily commit to pushing a shopping cart with one bum wheel, if it meant I had twenty minutes of peace […]

How Being A Blind Mother Is Like Being On the WALKING DEAD

How Being A Blind Mother Is Like Being On the WALKING DEAD

We have a strict rule in our house…Sunday nights, from 9-10pm, both kids must be in bed. There is no talking. No cell-phones and absolutely no weekend sex. Ain’t nobody got time for that when they could be watching Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon take on a herd of walkers! The post-apocalyptic world of zombies versus […]

Why I’m Not Grateful To My Husband For Staying After I Lost My Eyesight

Why I’m Not Grateful To My Husband For Staying After I Lost My Eyesight

My daughter’s christening was a monumental debut for both of us. She was being introduced as the newest member of our family, and I was coming out as her newly blind mother. After surviving the ceremony unscathed, my husband and I proudly carried our precious bundle into the celebration venue and handed her over to […]

A Blind Mom’s 6 Imaginary Friends

A Blind Mom’s 6 Imaginary Friends

As a blind mother of a toddler and infant, I’ll be the first to admit — it’s not easy to make friends. In fact, I’m embarrassed to say, I actually don’t have any. Friends, especially fellow mommies, are hard to come by. Without eyesight, I can’t physically get to the local Gymboree class or meet up […]