Vision Aware: Bottle Feeding Baby As A Blind Or Visually Impaired Mother

Vision Aware: Bottle Feeding Baby As A Blind Or Visually Impaired Mother

Sighted or blind, the decision to breastfeed versus formula-feeding your baby is a personal one. Speak with your OBGYN or mid-wife regarding these options prior to giving birth. While some women may be unable to breastfeed due to health reasons; blindness will not impede your ability to successfully feed your baby using either method. Most […]

In Memory of My Grandmother – Nana Johanna “Joan” Benford

In Memory of My Grandmother – Nana Johanna “Joan” Benford

It happened to me again tonight. I made myself a cup of hot chocolate, the cheap powdered kind. After pouring in the hot water, I dipped my spoon into the mug. That’s when I heard it – the almost lyrical sound of metal hitting porcelain. For one beautiful moment, I was ten years old again, […]

Halloween Pumpkin Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

Halloween Pumpkin Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

Sometimes you just need something to keep your toddlers active. It doesn’t matter if that’s a sticker book and some construction paper, a tub full of legos or a box of your favorite cereal. Case in point, I had two relatively obnoxious children on my hands tonight right before my husband needed to get some […]

Halloween Jokes for Toddler Folks & Pineapple Jack O’Lanterns

Halloween Jokes for Toddler Folks & Pineapple Jack O’Lanterns

Toddlers! Pint sized adults, with inquiring minds, who love to test our patience. I happen to have two of them and boy, do they ever keep me on my toes! Mothering a 3 and almost 2-year-old everyday is exhausting, but then there are those moments when you think “ah, the innocence of childhood!”  This year, both my […]

Lasagna Roll Ups – Toddler Fun & Happy Husbands

Lasagna Roll Ups – Toddler Fun & Happy Husbands

Toddlers love fun food and my husband happens to love my Italian cooking. How do I combine the two? By making lasagna, with a twist! Lasagna roll ups are a fun take on traditional Italian flavors with a shape your kids will love. As a blind mom, it’s also a recipe I find very versatile, […]

Happy 1st  Birthday Blind Motherhood With Thanks For All The Support

Happy 1st Birthday Blind Motherhood With Thanks For All The Support

When I lost my eyesight in 2012, I never thought I would find purpose again. The loss of my vision was absolutely devastating. In those first few weeks of adjustment, I considered ending my life several times.Thankfully, with the help of my husband, the NYS Commission for the Blind and by the grace of God, […]

Celebrating White Cane Day – October 15th A Call To Educate

Celebrating White Cane Day – October 15th A Call To Educate

I’ll never forget that feeling almost 5 years ago. I had been assigned an Orientation & Mobility (O&M) instructor from what was then called the Jewish Guild for the Blind. My instructor, Carol, arrived at my home for my initial consultation. I had been blind less than three weeks. We sat in my kitchen talking […]

To Frances, My Guide Dog, On The Day of Your Arrival

To Frances, My Guide Dog, On The Day of Your Arrival

Dear Frances: It feels like this family has been waiting for you forever. Four and a half years is a long time for a blind woman to wait for her first guide dog. I’ll admit, giving birth to two beautiful baby girls, running a household, and managing this blog has kept me fairly occupied. However, the […]

Halloween: Mummy Pizza Puffs

Halloween: Mummy Pizza Puffs

Halloween is almost here and that means it’s time for some “Spooktacular” treats! My two toddlers love pizza and this momma prefers the homemade kind. I always keep a secret baking stash in my freezer that includes a box of pie crust and some puff pastry sheets. When I cook, I try to incorporate my […]

Blind Motherhood Answers: Guide Dog Applications FAQ’s

Blind Motherhood Answers: Guide Dog Applications FAQ’s

Since being matched with my guide dog, Frances, in September I have received countless emails asking me questions relating to my overall experience. While I’ve posted an extensive video diary on YouTube chronicling my Home Training with Guiding Eyes for the Blind; I thought it would be helpful to provide a blog answering some of […]