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

Thursday 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 has …

How the first snowfall reminds me of my epic fail as a Mom…

I put this short video up on Facebook in our Thriving Blind community the other day to address a not always happy topic in the blindness realm: the White Cane.  Watch as I tell my story, with ridiculous honesty and a few random ADD moments, of how I realized I was failing my son in avoiding cane training for him! …

I wonder if a wiser one should have had my place?

I originally posted this on the former home of my blog back in May, 2014.  This song I write about pops in my head all throughout December – must be all the church readings and sermons about getting ready for Jesus’s birth.  It’s the Mom in me, and most especially the Mom of special kids,  that contemplates Mary more in …

High achievement for blind students – whose job is it to make it happen?

Before we dive into this, please watch my quick “Back to School” message: If you watched the video you know my passionate answer to the question of whose job is it to insure our blind children, and all children actually, achieve at a high level: Teacher +Parent + Kiddo. Yep, it’s a 3 part team.  Meatloaf sang a song that “Two Outta Three Ain’t …