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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 […]

“Free” Kindle Download Stand By Me RP Volume II

“Free” Kindle Download Stand By Me RP Volume II

U.K. poet, Dave Steele, wants to give the world his poetry this Christmas! Steele’s books, Stand By Me Volumes I and II were written to raise awareness and help those living with his condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).

Call For Submissions The 2018 Holman Prize

Call For Submissions The 2018 Holman Prize

The LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco is calling for submissions for the 2018 Holman Prize, a global $25,000 award for blind adventurers and creators. Applications for the prize don’t open until January 16th, 2018 at 5 PM PST, but Blind Motherhood is helping to spread the word to give potential applicants extra planning […]

Go Fund – Kayla Reed – Blind Mom In Need Of Corneal Transplant

Go Fund – Kayla Reed – Blind Mom In Need Of Corneal Transplant

Can we all agree being a mom is fricken’ hard? And for the record, I’m not saying this because I’m a blind parent. I’m saying it because I’m in the throws of raising both a preschooler and a toddler. Some days my girls are great and all is right with the world. But then you […]

To All New Moms and Moms to Be: From A Veteran Blind Mother

To All New Moms and Moms to Be: From A Veteran Blind Mother

I wanted to take a moment and write you all this letter; I wish someone had done so for me when I was standing where you are. I am the proud mother of two grown daughters, ages 33 and 25, and I raised them both registered blind. Yes, I “survived” motherhood, and you will too. […]

The Making Of A Young Advocate

The Making Of A Young Advocate

As my nine-year-old daughter Sarah and I walked to church recently, she asked me point blank, “Why don’t you and Daddy like Donald Trump?” The question stopped me in my tracks. Oh, let me count the ways, child, let me count the ways! But I wanted to give her a very concrete answer she could […]

Lessons Learned From Canned Goods

Lessons Learned From Canned Goods

After a big shopping trip to stock the pantry, my daughter Sarah and I sat on the kitchen floor one Saturday afternoon marking canned goods in braille. I felt overwhelmed by the dozens of cans that needed to be labeled and put away, which led to a few sharp jabs from my conscience. My little […]

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 […]

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