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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 […]

And A Little Child Will Lead Them: HR620

And A Little Child Will Lead Them: HR620

On Thursday, February 15, in a decision that didn’t make the evening news in most places, the House of Representatives took the first steps toward erasing nearly thirty years of progress for disabled people. HR620, a bill that passed in the House by a margin of 225 to 192, will effectively gut the Americans with […]

Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program

Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program

Since beginning Blind Motherhood, I have connected with many blind and visually impaired parents across the world. Each of us is looking for the same thing – a relationship with another person who understands the unique circumstances of parenting while visually impaired. The National Federation for the Blind is moving forward with it’s Blind Parent […]

NBC Providing Video Description for Olympic Games in PyeongChang

NBC Providing Video Description for Olympic Games in PyeongChang

It’s not too late to enjoy the Olympic games if you’re a blind or visually impaired viewer. Comcast and NBC are offering an inclusive viewing experience for people with visual disabilities including video description to accompany 18 primetime telecasts of the PyeongChang Games. Working With Descriptive Video:  NBC Olympics and Comcast are working with Descriptive […]

Blind Momma’s Posh Pampering

Blind Momma’s Posh Pampering

When I rang in 2018, one of my resolutions was to be kinder to myself.  I know I need to do a better job of making time for me. That’s no easy task when you’ve got two kids and a “Mostly Wonderful” husband to take care of. Another complication, I am “NOT” a girly girl.  […]

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: […]

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