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New to this site. Wanting to chat.

The first thing that drew me to this site in the first place was that I was wondering just how many blind parents there were out there. I did a google search for blind parents and here I am. I'm 28 years old with four kids and a work aholic for a husband. I don't have a lot of time during the day to chat, but I love to look at this site during the evenings. So far I have just posted responses here and there. I thought I'd say hello. Feel free to write me at if you want to chat. I love talking.

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Re:New to this site. Wanting to chat.

This seems like it could be an interesting group. I have done a bit of research on transportation options, and it seems that many public transit systems have a parallel service called Paratransit, which is "curb to curb". Apparently, in most systems, you have to schedule 24hours in advance, and sometimes through the Lions Club, so check out their local website in your area. I hope that helps.

Re:New to this site. Wanting to chat.

hi there,
i would love to have friends. am a sighted man who is married to a blind woman. we r totally happy in our life. i would like to exchange experiances with u guys. we live in NJ.

my email is:

Re:New to this site. Wanting to chat.

I really don't know what to tell any one about the transportation issue. If there is one thing in the world that makes me feel sorry for myself, it's that for sure. I have my fair share of disciplining problems to try to figure out. I would love to talk to some one as well as try to help out where I can. Like the other girl said a lot of times it's easier to just e-mail. Feel free any time. I look forward to hearing from all of you.

Re:New to this site. Wanting to chat.

My name is maryann, and I'm also new to this site. I found it a few days ago, but my computer has been playing games, so I've only just been able to check it out.
My husband and I are both totally blind, and we live in Florida. The kids are almost 5 and 3, a boy and a girl. And for some reason, I let the husband talk me in to getting two dogs. It started as one, then the other one just kind of landed here.
I, like you guys, don't have much time to chat, but I'm always interested in what other folks are doing.
If interested, email might be easier for me than loggin in to check messages all the time, and that address is, and I could find a minute or so now and then to chat on msn. For weird paranoid reasons, I'll only give out that contact info in private messages. smile

Re:New to this site. Wanting to chat.

Hello, This is Sylvia. My husband and I are both totally blind and have 2 children. I am looking for advice and feedback on how other totally blind parents do it. Our biggest challenge is transportation. I feel like we deprive our children of so much because we can't drive. I hate depending on people all the time. We also have some child discipline issues we'd like some input on. Look forward to chatting with some of you.

Re:New to this site. Wanting to chat.

I love chatting with anyone. I'm blind and I have ROP.

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