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6 Takeaways on Disabled Parenting Courtesy of Actress Selma Blair

6 Takeaways on Disabled Parenting Courtesy of Actress Selma Blair

When Selma Blair walked the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, the world took notice. Using a custom made black cane, it was her first public appearance since announcing she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) last fall. Best known for her roles in the movies “Cruel Intentions,” “Hellboy” and “Legally Blonde,” the Hollywood bombshell […]

Used Crayons: A School Supply Story

Used Crayons: A School Supply Story

For the past ten years, my family has hosted an annual school supply drive with all donations benefitting local veteran’s families. Book bags, pencil cases, folders, lunch sacks…you name it; we collect it. Over the years we’ve been relatively successful, but for added insurance, my husband and I budget some of our own money to […]

Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light’s DESCENT

Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light’s DESCENT

A few weeks ago, Blind Motherhood posted a blog about an accessible, new theatrical performance heading to New York City! DESCENT will be performed at New York Live Arts (NYLA) Thursday, March 22, Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are now on sale via New York Live Arts in person at the […]

19 Fascinating Facts About Louis Braille

19 Fascinating Facts About Louis Braille

World Braille Day is celebrated annually on January 4th, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. Louis would have been 209 years old today! Organizations around the globe use World Braille Day to promote awareness about the challenges faced by visually impaired individuals and to encourage businesses and governments to create economic and social opportunities for […]

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 […]

To All The Blind Moms Out There; I “See” You.

To All The Blind Moms Out There; I “See” You.

To the blind mom feeling frustrated because her Uber driver refuses to allow her guide dog in the car and she’s late to her kid’s school recital … To the blind mom battling debilitating eye pain, attempting to instill her eye drops with one hand, while balancing an infant on her hip with the other… […]

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 […]

In Memory of My Grandmother – Nana Johanna “Joan” Benford

In Memory of My Grandmother – Nana Johanna “Joan” Benford

It happened to me again tonight. I made myself a cup of hot chocolate, the cheap powdered kind. After pouring in the hot water, I dipped my spoon into the mug. That’s when I heard it – the almost lyrical sound of metal hitting porcelain. For one beautiful moment, I was ten years old again, […]

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, […]

Celebrating White Cane Day – October 15th A Call To Educate

Celebrating White Cane Day – October 15th A Call To Educate

I’ll never forget that feeling almost 5 years ago. I had been assigned an Orientation & Mobility (O&M) instructor from what was then called the Jewish Guild for the Blind. My instructor, Carol, arrived at my home for my initial consultation. I had been blind less than three weeks. We sat in my kitchen talking […]