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American Printing House For the Blind’s “FREE” Braille Tales

American Printing House For the Blind’s “FREE” Braille Tales

With multiple studies indicating the tremendous benefits early reading has on childhood development, have you ever wondered, “How does a blind or visually impaired parent read to their child?” Depending on the parent’s current state of vision, there are many alternative methods for cultivating your child’s love of reading as a visually impaired parent.  Some […]

Blind Motherhood – Part II – Experiencing OrCam

Blind Motherhood – Part II – Experiencing OrCam

During one of the hottest weeks in August, I arranged for my OrCam demonstration with Dr. Bryan Wolynski, a licensed optometrist and the company’s NYC representative.  Of course the night before, “Mostly Wonderful” got called into work and my youngest daughter was up half the night teething. Motherhood, never a dull moment!  Dr. Wolynski and […]

Blind Motherhood – Part I – My Path to OrCam

Blind Motherhood – Part I – My Path to OrCam

As much as I hate to admit it, there are times when I’m just a blind, cynical New Yorker. I have a problem believing the hype when it comes to anything new to the realm of accessibility. When I came across a YouTube video for OrCam, a fledgling Israeli technology company and creators of a […]

Blind Mom’s Potty Problems: GlowBowl

Blind Mom’s Potty Problems: GlowBowl

By the time I finish cleaning up my kid’s toys, folding laundry and loading the dishwasher; it’s close to midnight. Add in work responsibilities with some dedicated blogging time and this momma rarely hits the pillow before 2am. Because my visual impairment is significantly worse after putting in my nightly eye medications; I’m usually pretty […]

Me Before You: Considering Suicide After Disability

Me Before You: Considering Suicide After Disability

What would you do if a tragic accident suddenly left you physically disabled?  Do you think you could cope with the onset of a disability that would inevitably impact every facet of your life? Would you turn to suicide in an effort to escape your new ill-fated reality? Could you choose to “live boldly?” SPOILER ALERT:  […]

A Blind Woman Walks Into “The Library”

A Blind Woman Walks Into “The Library”

Do you know the last time I went away for a few days with my husband?  October 2014.  For five days and four luxurious nights, we stayed on the maternity floor of our local hospital.  I was recovering from a scheduled C-section. “Mostly Wonderful” slept in the hospital bed next to me. He made sure […]

Chocolate Braille Bars

Chocolate Braille Bars

Easter baskets. As parents, it’s our responsibility to fill them with things like candy and chocolate. I put a lot of thought into what my kids might enjoy in their baskets, even though they are both only toddlers. Truth be told, they would probably be happy with anything at this age, but mommy strives for perfection. (Clearly, […]

DK Braille Books – Beyond the Blind

DK Braille Books – Beyond the Blind

I’ve been lucky enough to have met some really amazing people through Blindmotherhood.com. One of my readers, who happens to work for DK Publishing, was kind enough to send me a set of their newest non-fiction braille books. Although she did not request a blog post in response to her thoughtfulness, I felt I absolutely […]

Cute As A Daisy:  ETSY Shop Makes Blind Canes For Dolls

Cute As A Daisy: ETSY Shop Makes Blind Canes For Dolls

Recently, my three-year-old, Nuala, has become increasingly fascinated with “mommy’s canes.” Although not used every day, my daughter understands it’s a tool I utilize to help me navigate the world around us. She’s at the age where she wants to imitate everything I do. She has a matching apron when she helps me bake in our kitchen. She […]