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National Federation of the Blind: Resources for Blind Parents

National Federation of the Blind: Resources for Blind Parents

Blind Motherhood strives to promote the most current resources relating to blind parenting. Recently, one of our contributors, Jo Pinto, was featured in a new publication from the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) entitled Parenting Without Sight Brochure: What Attorneys, Social Workers and Caregivers Should Know About Blindness.  This brochure provides advice and information […]

Vision Aware: 8 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Terrorism As a Blind or VI Parent

Vision Aware: 8 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Terrorism As a Blind or VI Parent

On June 3, 2017, England suffered its third terrorist attack since March. Three men purposely drove a van onto London Bridge, striking pedestrians. These individuals then emerged from the van, stabbing people around London’s popular Borough Market, a well-known hub for restaurants and bars. Eight people died, and 49 people were injured before police shot […]

Vision Aware: Labeling Appliances with Crafting Puffy Paint

Vision Aware: Labeling Appliances with Crafting Puffy Paint

As the mother of two toddlers, home organization, including labeling, has been key to my survival. While bump dots of various shapes and sizes have been helpful in the past; my children are notorious for playfully removing these self-adhesive stickers. Without these labels, finding buttons on appliances is often both time-consuming and frustrating. Discovering an Alternative Labeling […]

June 27th is National Sunglasses Day!

June 27th is National Sunglasses Day!

Tom Cruise defined sexy-cool in his Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses during the 1986 hit Top Gun. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ iconic oversized look was courtesy of her Nina Ricci 3203’s. Schwarzenegger sported Gargoyles ANSI Classic  in the Terminator series, declaring “I’ll be back.” Holly Bonner, (that’s me) of Blind Motherhood, likes to rock Julbo Sherpa Glacier sunglasses! Whatever your eyewear pleasure; […]

Yes, I’m Blind. Yes, I Have Back Fat.

Yes, I’m Blind. Yes, I Have Back Fat.

The first Wednesday of every month, this momma gets a night out on the town. Frances and I walk fifteen blocks to a local catering hall where we attend a Soroptimist meeting. Sometimes having a guide dog is a lot like having a toddler, meaning you better make sure you relieve your dog before you […]

Retreats For Visually Impaired Women @ Oasis Center For Hope

Retreats For Visually Impaired Women @ Oasis Center For Hope

Living as a visually impaired woman comes with its own unique set of challenges, both physically and emotionally. Many of us choose to fully embody our role as caretakers, giving every ounce of ourselves to our children, families, careers and friends. Sometimes we need to take a moment, catch our breaths, and reconnect with ourselves. The Oasis […]

Vision Aware: “9” Tips for Toddler Potty Training For Blind/VI Parents

Vision Aware: “9” Tips for Toddler Potty Training For Blind/VI Parents

Potty training your toddler is an exciting time! On one hand, you’ve reached the point in parenthood when you’re ready to bid farewell to diaper duty. On the other hand, the realization that your baby isn’t really a “baby” anymore is enough to break any parent’s heart. Blind parents need to be organized and systematic […]

Vision Aware: Birth Options for Mothers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: “2” Cesarean Sections

Vision Aware: Birth Options for Mothers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: “2” Cesarean Sections

Once a woman learns she’s about to have a child, her attention is immediately directed towards prenatal care. At the mid-point of pregnancy, approximately 20 weeks, doctors will begin discussing a birth plan with the expectant parents. A birth plan is a document that lets your medical team know your preferences for your delivery, including […]

5 Years, 5 Poignant Lessons Learned Though Blindness

5 Years, 5 Poignant Lessons Learned Though Blindness

“Alive Day” is a term used by soldiers who have been wounded in battle physically, mentally, or sometimes both. It’s the anniversary of the day their lives changed, surviving the impossible, while being unprepared for the emotional aftermath that will undeniably follow. While I’m not a veteran, I too have a distinct “Alive Day.” January 3rd  2012 […]

Coping With Winter Dry Eye

Coping With Winter Dry Eye

Dry eye disease is one of the most common eye problems affecting people today. With winter temperatures dropping and indoor heating systems cranked up, those of us who suffer from chronic dry eye find ourselves in desperate search of relief. Although the actual prevalence of dry eye is difficult to determine, due to varying definitions […]

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