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National Federation of the Blind National Convention – Orlando 2018

National Federation of the Blind National Convention – Orlando 2018

As summer fast approaches, many blind organizations are hosting their annual conventions across the country.  The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has selected Orlando, Florida for this year’s gathering. From Tuesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 8, 2018 you can immerse yourself in the NFB community, enjoy opportunities to connect on important issues and experience a multitude of new […]

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 […]

What’s In It For Us? AFB’s Brief Taxonomy of Pending Tax Proposals

What’s In It For Us? AFB’s Brief Taxonomy of Pending Tax Proposals

The American Foundation for the Blind’s mission is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. They mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data. A national nonprofit with offices in five U.S. cities, the AFB champions access, equality, and stands at […]

Giving Tuesday for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Giving Tuesday for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Blind Motherhood has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring TODAY, November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday helps kick off the holiday giving season by inspiring people to improve their […]

Dental Care For Our Kids: Information for Blind/VI Parents

Dental Care For Our Kids: Information for Blind/VI Parents

As our infants begin the teething process, parents must learn to navigate avenues to ensure proper pediatric dental care. For parents who are blind or visually impaired, our children’s mouths can represent a dark abyss. We want to ensure healthy oral care for our kids but discovering how to do this without sight can be […]

Eye Drops & Kids: My Experience & Preferred Method

Eye Drops & Kids: My Experience & Preferred Method

Administering eye drops is quite possibly my least favorite way to medicate my children. However, I always defer to my pediatrician for her recommendation on the best course of treatment for both of my daughters. If eye drops are prescribed, then eye drops they shall have, albeit one way or another. Methods I Have Used: […]

Administering Eye Drops As A Blind or Visually Impaired Parent

Administering Eye Drops As A Blind or Visually Impaired Parent

When you are a parent who is blind or visually impaired, chances are you’re fairly used to administering eyedrops into your own eyes on a daily basis. However, when putting drops into the eyes of a squiggly infant or screaming toddler, it’s an entirely different ball game. Eye drops provide medication directly into your children’s […]

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

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 […]

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 […]