Eye Drops & Kids: My Experience & Preferred Method

Eye Drops & Kids: My Experience & Preferred Method

Administering eye drops is quite possibly my least favorite way to medicate my children. However, I always defer to my pediatrician for her recommendation on the best course of treatment for both of my daughters. If eye drops are prescribed, then eye drops they shall have, albeit one way or another. Methods I Have Used: […]

Administering Eye Drops As A Blind or Visually Impaired Parent

Administering Eye Drops As A Blind or Visually Impaired Parent

When you are a parent who is blind or visually impaired, chances are you’re fairly used to administering eyedrops into your own eyes on a daily basis. However, when putting drops into the eyes of a squiggly infant or screaming toddler, it’s an entirely different ball game. Eye drops provide medication directly into your children’s […]

Accessibility for the Blind/Visually Impaired: 9/11 Memorial & Museum NYC

Accessibility for the Blind/Visually Impaired: 9/11 Memorial & Museum NYC

As we approach the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, blind and visually impaired families should consider taking a trip to New York City’s 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The memorial and the museum are located at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan at 180 Greenwich Street. Visitors can currently access the memorial […]

Surviving the Terrible Twos

Surviving the Terrible Twos

I have a confession to make. I think my youngest child is trying to kill me.That’s right, she wants me dead. No, I’m not exaggerating. I am absolutely convinced my darling Aoife wants her mommy six feet under. At first I thought she may have been after my money, but I remembered I don’t have […]

Vision Aware: Dealing with Diaper Rash: Advice from Angela Freeman, Nurse Practitioner

Vision Aware: Dealing with Diaper Rash: Advice from Angela Freeman, Nurse Practitioner

Diaper rash is often one of the more elusive challenges for blind and visually impaired parents. Without sight, the parent most often relies on their tactile sense of touch to determine if their infant is indeed coping with this uncomfortable condition. As a Peer Advisor for the American Foundation For the Blind’s (AFB) Vision Aware […]

Vision Aware: Blind Mom Guilt & Nuala’s Diaper Rash

Vision Aware: Blind Mom Guilt & Nuala’s Diaper Rash

When my first child, Nuala, was 8 months old, she developed a very severe bout of diaper rash. The problem was, I had absolutely no idea she even had it. I thought I was changing my daughter’s diaper often enough, approximately every hour. My mother had told me to sprinkle cornstarch on her buttocks after […]

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, […]

Vision Aware: Labeling Appliances with Crafting Puffy Paint

Vision Aware: Labeling Appliances with Crafting Puffy Paint

As the mother of two toddlers, home organization, including labeling, has been key to my survival. While bump dots of various shapes and sizes have been helpful in the past; my children are notorious for playfully removing these self-adhesive stickers. Without these labels, finding buttons on appliances is often both time-consuming and frustrating. Discovering an Alternative Labeling […]

OrCam Trilogy: Episode III: NYC Disability Pride Parade

OrCam Trilogy: Episode III: NYC Disability Pride Parade

New York City’s 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, July 9th, 2017! Festivities kick off at 10AM with a gathering in Union Square Park. The parade begins at 11AM, heading up Broadway to Madison Square Park where a festival will be held from Noon to 3PM! Sponsored by OrCam, Dr. Bryan […]