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Honoring Mothers Who Have Vision Loss

In preparing for this weekend’s Mother’s Day celebrations, here are additional resources that might be of interest:

Blind Motherhood

After becoming legally blind more than a decade ago, Holly Bonner created the online resource Blind Motherhood to share her experiences and insights to help other mothers with vision loss parent safely and independently. Her site offers tangible tips and inspiration for all mothers, blind or sighted. Read more in the previous Bulletin article “Recognizing Moms Living with Vision Loss”.

Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Parent Who is Blind or Visually Impaired

A number of mothers with vision loss have also shared their thoughts about Mother’s Day with others through VisionAware. One of these, from Deanna Noriega, covers Jo Elizabeth Pinto’s book Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car. Pinto covers many aspects of her experiences as a blind mother, “capturing the joys and challenges of being a mother, the techniques she uses and the adventures she has raising Sarah.” Noreiga also recalls her experiences on motherhood with vision loss, which began when she was in the Peace Corps. Another post highlights the Fun and Joy of Motherhood, part of the “Laughter is the Best Medicine” series, offering “hilarious vignettes about eating out and shopping with kids.” For additional details about these and other stories, visit the webpage on Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Blind or Visually Impaired Parent.

Happy Mother’s Day to All Who Celebrate!