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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 […]

Yes, Blind Children, You May Touch Your Elves on the Shelf: A Letter From Santa Claus

Yes, Blind Children, You May Touch Your Elves on the Shelf: A Letter From Santa Claus

Blind Motherhood is hand-delivering a note from Santa, who gives permission to children who are blind or visually impaired to touch their “Elf on the Shelf.” We hope you utilize this post from to make the holidays even more meaningful for your child with a visual impairment. Yes, Blind Children, You May Touch Your Elves on […]

Free Braille Letters From Santa – Braille Works & The NFB

Free Braille Letters From Santa – Braille Works & The NFB

Does Santa read braille? Of course, he does! And both Braille Works and the National Federation of the Blind want to send your child a “FREE” letter from the man in the big, red suit this holiday season. Braille Works Braille Works is one of the nation’s leading providers of reading materials for people who […]

8 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Terrorism As a Blind or VI Parent

8 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Terrorism As a Blind or VI Parent

On June 3, 2017, England suffered its third terrorist attack since March. Three men purposely drove a van onto London Bridge, striking pedestrians. These individuals then emerged from the van, stabbing people around London’s popular Borough Market, a well-known hub for restaurants and bars. Eight people died, and 49 people were injured before police shot […]

6 Issues Blind/VI Parents Face With The NYC DOE UPK Program:

6 Issues Blind/VI Parents Face With The NYC DOE UPK Program:

Back in June, I explained my frustrations about trying to get my daughter, Nuala, into NYC’s UPK Program. As you might recall, she was placed in a school that would require over a 16 block walk and a ride on an MTA bus – that’s with Nuala (4), Aoife (2) and Frances. The entire trip, […]

Pre-School for All? How Far Will This Blind Mom Go?

Pre-School for All? How Far Will This Blind Mom Go?

Over the past two weeks, my newsfeed has been jam packed with graduation pictures; kids of all ages adorned in caps and gowns, celebrating their academic milestones. It wasn’t until last night when I came across the video of preschooler Sophia Urquijo, belting out Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go” during her Miami graduation that I […]

To My Guide Dog’s Puppy Raisers: Thank You

To My Guide Dog’s Puppy Raisers: Thank You

I thought the sudden snow storm that Saturday morning was nature’s way of telling me I did not have to go tour pre-schools for my almost 4-year-old daughter. My husband, on the other hand, was hell-bent on not letting a little snow get in our way. We had arranged for baby-sitting with my in-laws and headed out […]

Remembering 9/11: How Parents & Educators Should Approach Patriot Day

Remembering 9/11: How Parents & Educators Should Approach Patriot Day

September marks the beginning of a new school year for millions of children across the country. As our children begin to acclimate themselves to their new classroom environments, educators and parents are given the task of tackling the complex conversation surrounding the 9/11 anniversary, also called Patriot Day. Those of us who experienced the attacks […]