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National Braille Press Announces 2017 Poetry Contest Winners:

National Braille Press Announces 2017 Poetry Contest Winners:

The National Braille Press (NBP) has finally announced the winners of their first ever Braille Poetry Contest! Participants were asked to submit a poem focusing on the theme “The Five Senses.” The poem had to be an original work less than 125 words, using English Braille American Edition or Unified English Braille. National Braille Press received […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

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