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Blindness And A Beautiful Baby Boy:  The Making of A “GiGi”

Blindness And A Beautiful Baby Boy: The Making of A “GiGi”

As long as I live I’ll never forget that moment. The photo of the tiny sleeping infant nestled in my son’s arms was so precious. My eyes filled with tears as I continued to look at my first grandchild; he was so beautiful. Thoughts of not being able to see him as well as I would […]

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 […]

“6” Reasons I Respect Helen Keller

“6” Reasons I Respect Helen Keller

June 27th has always been a personally significant day for me. It’s the anniversary of my first date with “Mostly Wonderful.” I guess it’s safe to say that date went fairly well because exactly 3 years later; he proposed. (Smart move. I was hot back then.) A year after that, June 27th, 2002, we took […]

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 […]

To the Mother of Lane Graves: I Pray For You

To the Mother of Lane Graves: I Pray For You

As I write this, I’m comfortably sitting on my couch, listening to my two toddlers play with their Finding Dory water tables (Yes, indoors). Toy Story 2 is blaring in the background as my girls occasionally break from their splashing to run towards the television and sing along with their favorite scenes. You see, Mrs. […]

My Kindred Spirit In Sight Loss: Abigail Style

My Kindred Spirit In Sight Loss: Abigail Style

Eight months ago, when I decided to take the plunge into the world of blogging, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. All I had was an idea and the hope that someone out there in the vast Internet universe would appreciate my humor about blindness and motherhood. Throughout this journey I’ve met […]

The “JAWS” of Darkness: I’m Not Chrissie

The “JAWS” of Darkness: I’m Not Chrissie

JAWS is one of my absolute favorite movies. There’s always been something captivating about that overgrown man-eating shark that sucks me in. It’s the sense of foreboding, the iconic music and quite possibly Roy Schrieder – because in 1975 that dude was hot! Every girl wanted a piece of Chief Brody, not just the shark!  […]

My Detour Story #LoveMyDetour

My Detour Story #LoveMyDetour

On each “Why Not Wednesday” on Amy Oestreicher’s blog, we hear about someone else’s detour in life. The more inspiring stories we hear about people dealing with unexpected difficulties, the more empowered we are to deal with our own detours in life. This week, I shared my detour story. This post is part of the Why Not Wednesday feature for Amy […]

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