Posts In: Parenting

The Confidence To Be a Blind Parent

In 2005, I was blessed and fortunate to marry my lovely wife, Latonya. After the marriage ceremonies, the most frequently asked question of me was, “When are you going to have children?” When this question was asked of me, I would present a big smile and remark, “Soon.”

What My Sighted Child Is Learning from Our Blind Community

My husband Greg recently accepted the position of training center supervisor at the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Science, Cooking, and Summer

Want to explore science with your blind or sighted child this summer? Consider cooking together. Let's take an example like browning apples. What can we learn?

Enjoying Tactile Crafts with Kids

When my sighted daughter, Sarah, was a toddler, I worried that as her blind mom, I’d miss out on exploring arts and crafts with her. Coloring books, paint-by-numbers, water colors—everything marketed for kids was visually oriented.

Coloring Inside the “Tactile” Lines

My mom, who was also blind, had been a teacher before I was born. She understood child development and was determined that I would participate in the same activities my sighted peers were doing, even if that meant I did them slightly differently. 

Out of Love

Out of love, my parents clothed me. Out of love, they kept me safe. Out of love, they praised me for jobs well done. Out of love, they encouraged me to achieve all of my dreams.

Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program

All parents have questions and worries about their children, no matter how old their children get. Is she eating enough?

Braille Literacy: Success for Everyone

My son Nicholas was born into this world with a bit of difficulty to say the least. The hows and whys are not as important as the journey that Nicholas and my family have been on since April 2006.

A Day of Service

It’s Thanksgiving already! This time of year always makes me reflect on all I have to be thankful for and how my family and I can help others.

Bittersweet Ballet Recitals

My six-year-old daughter just wrapped up her second season of ballet lessons. The company holds an annual recital each spring. I have to admit, attending the recital is a bit bitter sweet for us.