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Happy 1st  Birthday Blind Motherhood With Thanks For All The Support

Happy 1st Birthday Blind Motherhood With Thanks For All The Support

When I lost my eyesight in 2012, I never thought I would find purpose again. The loss of my vision was absolutely devastating. In those first few weeks of adjustment, I considered ending my life several times.Thankfully, with the help of my husband, the NYS Commission for the Blind and by the grace of God, […]

Blindness And A Beautiful Baby Boy:  The Making of A “GiGi”

Blindness And A Beautiful Baby Boy: The Making of A “GiGi”

As long as I live I’ll never forget that moment. The photo of the tiny sleeping infant nestled in my son’s arms was so precious. My eyes filled with tears as I continued to look at my first grandchild; he was so beautiful. Thoughts of not being able to see him as well as I would […]

Blind Parenting Series on Vision Aware

Blind Parenting Series on Vision Aware

Advocating for blind parents is a cause I feel completely dedicated to. There are so many visually impaired parents looking for support and direction when it comes to parenting. As a Peer Advisor for the American Foundation for the Blind, I have been given the opportunity to help coordinate a ground breaking series called, “Blind […]

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 […]

Mighty Moms To The Rescue

Mighty Moms To The Rescue

With only one major snowstorm this year, New York City has had a pretty mild winter. Despite the lack of that powdery white stuff, my house has been unusually sick since January. I, myself, have had four different eye procedures and multiple eye infections. The rest of my family combated a horrendous stomach flu in […]

Why I Don’t Feel Like Teaching People About Blindness

Why I Don’t Feel Like Teaching People About Blindness

Unlike most women, I absolutely hate shopping. Seriously, with a passion. The idea of going into a store to buy clothes is about appealing to me as going to the dentist. Unfortunately, being an adult means you sometimes have to dress like one. Uggh, I hate that rule. With an important meeting coming up for […]

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