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Maintaining My Motherhood Perspective: Search For The Bright Side

Maintaining My Motherhood Perspective: Search For The Bright Side

It wasn’t until after I had my daughters that I finally understood that old saying,“Calgon, take me away.”  But mommies sure as hell don’t get any vacation time. We don’t even get a sick day, whether we need it or not.  I’ve had some rough weeks this summer. Long days, sleepless babies, and more than […]

“My” Disability Is Not An Excuse for “Your” Bad Manners

“My” Disability Is Not An Excuse for “Your” Bad Manners

Six months after being declared legally blind, the universe threw me the mother of all curve balls when I discovered I was pregnant. Adapting to my newly acquired disability while simultaneously preparing to become a mom was extremely overwhelming. I found myself in desperate need of emotional support. There was a time when I made […]

For Mothers of Blind Daughters

For Mothers of Blind Daughters

I am extremely blessed to be the blind mother of two rambunctious little girls. My eldest daughter, Nuala, is three. She is the epitome of independence and sass. Nuala is a thinker. She’s the kind of kid who in never satisfied by an abbreviated explanation about anything. She’s observant and when you’re a mom with […]

A Day In The Mind: Blind Motherhood

A Day In The Mind: Blind Motherhood

The static noise of the baby monitor blares behind my head. I can hear my three-year-old calling me, “Mommy, I’m awake.” I’ve slept the entire night in our Lazy Boy recliner… again. I look down at my chest and can barely make out my 18-month old daughter who’s been curled up on top of me […]

What I’ll Say the Next Time Someone Asks If I Know Stevie Wonder Because I’m Blind

What I’ll Say the Next Time Someone Asks If I Know Stevie Wonder Because I’m Blind

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards was held in Los Angeles on February 15, 2016. Artists representing every genre of music packed the Staples Center as fans from all over the country watched for performances and fashion alike. With so many losses felt within the music community since the beginning of the year, Stevie Wonder and Penatonix […]