The Birthday invite we will never forget.

Mith in front of the goalb all gym atOlympic Training Center

905 ViewsThe 16th birthday. The Holy Grail for teens – am I right or am I right? For teens across the country, the 16th birthday means cool vibes and all the feels as they get to finally (in their minds anyway) have independence, freedom, etc etc etc because…. drum roll… they get to earn the highly coveted driver’s license (cymbal …

The Miraculous Moment Instagram Caused…

Smedley and Hueners Families standing together on a bright sunny day

672 ViewsMiracles are an interesting thing to me. I used to think that a miracle was like a “walk on water” kind of thing – when the impossible is suddenly possible. But as I got older, I guess as I became a Mom, I realized miracles come in all shapes and sizes. For me, a miracle is not alwys a …

My voice was heard ’round the world on World Sight Day 2017!

429 ViewsThursday Oct 12, 2017 was World Sight Day. It was also the day of a special meeting at the US FDA. I was involved in both.   For World Sight Day, millions of people around the world shared their stories of living with blindness, teaching blind children, advocating for blindness related things, and more.  Retina International, an organization that …

Football and blind kids? You betcha!

504 ViewsARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? Aw man I looooooove that expression, that song! I am a die hard football fan, so when I gave birth to my boys I would sit and wonder what football positions they’d love to play.  I wondered if they’d have the guts to be the quarterback or the drive to be a wide …

New Thriving Blind Video Series! Learn to SEE: Set Extraordinary Expectations

489 ViewsIt’s been quite a busy summer ’round my house! Lots of changes and new directions to explore! One of the things I am most excited about is my new little video series where I’ll be sharing all the real life stories that have made my journey with my kiddos fun and interesting!  The underlying theme of how my kiddos …