How Being A Blind Mother Is Like Being On the WALKING DEAD

How Being A Blind Mother Is Like Being On the WALKING DEAD

We have a strict rule in our house…Sunday nights, from 9-10pm, both kids must be in bed. There is no talking. No cell-phones and absolutely no weekend sex. Ain’t nobody got time for that when they could be watching Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon take on a herd of walkers! The post-apocalyptic world of zombies versus […]

A Thank You Note To Starbucks

A Thank You Note To Starbucks

Dear Starbucks: You may have noticed the tremendous “buzz” all across the Internet and social media regarding your controversial holiday cup. Having previously adorned your cups with polar bears and snowflakes, this year’s choice of a simplistic red design threw some particularly religious people into a bit of a tizzy. Many Christians got their tinsel […]

Chocolate Graham Cracker Pudding Tarts

Chocolate Graham Cracker Pudding Tarts

My kids love pudding! In my pantry, I always have pudding mix and graham cracker shells. For a weekend treat, I will whip up these chocolate graham cracker pudding tarts. One tart is the perfect toddler sized treat!Empty one packet of pudding mix and 2 cups of cold milk into a small saucepan. On medium […]

Melt In Your Mouth Meatballs

Melt In Your Mouth Meatballs

There are countless ways to make meatballs. Considering my visual impairment, baking meatballs (as opposed to frying them) is the safest option. I also prefer to use dry herbs and seasonings whenever possible. For example, in this particular recipe, I use onion powder instead of chopping up an actual onion. My chopping skills are good, […]

Why I’m Not Grateful To My Husband For Staying After I Lost My Eyesight

Why I’m Not Grateful To My Husband For Staying After I Lost My Eyesight

My daughter’s christening was a monumental debut for both of us. She was being introduced as the newest member of our family, and I was coming out as her newly blind mother. After surviving the ceremony unscathed, my husband and I proudly carried our precious bundle into the celebration venue and handed her over to […]

A Blind Mom’s 6 Imaginary Friends

A Blind Mom’s 6 Imaginary Friends

As a blind mother of a toddler and infant, I’ll be the first to admit — it’s not easy to make friends. In fact, I’m embarrassed to say, I actually don’t have any. Friends, especially fellow mommies, are hard to come by. Without eyesight, I can’t physically get to the local Gymboree class or meet up […]

Easy Blueberry Muffins

Easy Blueberry Muffins

Tiny hands like finger friendly food and these blueberry muffins are perfect for any busy mom. Both my children and my husband will eat a batch of these once a week. The recipe makes 8 large blueberry muffins. I prefer aluminum cupcake wrappers to hold the batter for this recipe. Double the recipe and freeze […]

Chickpea & Veggie Soup

Chickpea & Veggie Soup

I started trying different soups when I began dating my husband in 1998. He loves soup and would happily have it with every meal. Since having my children, I’ve experimented with different recipes that allow me to incorporate a variety of vegetables, proteins, and leafy greens that my entire family can enjoy. My chickpea, potato […]

Stegosaurus Waffle

Stegosaurus Waffle

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! My daughter, Nuala, is usually ravenous when she wakes up in the morning. At two years old, she is quite capable of telling mommy what she’s in the mood to eat. As a lover of dinosaurs, Stegosaurus Waffles, are a home run in my house. They are super […]

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 […]