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Everyday Blind Parents

Nov 1, 2018

In this episode, we talk about what blind parents can do to foster a good working relationship with their child’s teacher from the school’s perspective. Join me as I talk with three elementary school staff members. We address such topics as how to communicate needs with your child’s teacher effectively, filling...


Sep 29, 2018

It’s surprising that in this day and age, a parent can still be denied custody purely on the fact that they have a vision disability. Thankfully, laws are changing, but there is still work to be done to eliminate such practices. In this episode, blind father, Mike Bullis from Maryland shares his experience...


Sep 15, 2018

In this episode we interview Terry Rupp, blind mom of two from Las Vegas, NV.  about some of the challenges blind parents face when wanting to participate in social outings with their children.  We address such challenges as arranging rides, engaging with other sighted parents, and creating your own system or "village"...


Sep 1, 2018

In this episode, we interview two blind mothers: Stacy Cervenka and Jessica Reed who are each pregnant with their second child.  We talk about  the impact blindness can have on your pregnancy and birth experience from dealing with social perceptions, medical staff,  and the birth experience itself.  We share advice on...


Sep 1, 2018

Welcome to Everyday Blind Parents.  In this episode, blind mom of three and creator of the podcast, Mary Jo Hartle shares her vision and goals for this podcast.  Later in the episode, she and her husband, Jesse who is also blind talk about their own experience in starting their family and some of the daily challenges...