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Jessica K.

Pennsylvania 15221
I have a blog about raising my toddler who, despite blindness, glaucoma, and a g-tube, is thriving and inspiring everyone he meets. I am a stay-at-home mom now but I used to work in communications. When I had my son, I was looking everywhere for information on blindness, visual impairments, and... Full Bio
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We Moved! Find us at www.thomasmarshalldoesitall.com by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I moved the blog! Find us at www.thomasmarshalldoesitall.com I thought it was set up to re-direct everyone but I hear people who follow via email thought I just stopped ... Read on »
Music Together, again! by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Tom is taking Music Together classes again. That's right, every Saturday his Dad and I sit in a circle, dance, sing, and clap. This is a bit of a stretch for me, but I do it ... Read on »
What is People First Language? by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health What sounds better to you? Accessible parking or handicap parking? Disabled children or children with disabilities? A child having fun! ... Read on »
Too Much Winter by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health If it's going to be this cold we might as well look good, right? Tom ready for school on a winter day, wearing his knitted mohawk hat with skulls. ... Read on »
Quora help - What is it like to be deaf, blind..... by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health On Quora someone posts a question and then people reply and those replies can be up or down voted. It is a very interesting site. Could you help me out with this Quora qu ... Read on »
First Trip to the Barber by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Late last month Tommy's hair was getting wild. Sometimes my husband and I attempt to trim Tom's hair, but we usually make a bit of a mess of it. We have our talents but hair ... Read on »
Questions & Answers 2014 by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health People always have questions about Tommy. Well, this is your chance to ask a question and I'll answer it. I'll start by answering some common questions I get about Tommy. ... Read on »
What's that? 200,000 Views! by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Tommy cheering on our 200,000 page view! That's right! Thomas Marshall Does It All just reached its 200,000th page view. Thanks for visiting my blog and ... Read on »
What's Tommy Into? by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Sometimes people ask me interesting questions when I tell them my son is blind. Recently, someone asked me, "What's he into?" Tom and his gross dog toy. It fart ... Read on »
Argus II: How It Looks by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hey Everyone! I found this incredible link on Reddit that shows what the Argus II Retinal implant actually does. Take a look. Argus II Simulation Pretty darn cool ... Read on »
More from the Holiday Program by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Here's Tommy all dressed up for the Holiday Program last week. He wouldn't wear the hat but he looks quite festive in his scarf. His hand is under his neck because ... Read on »
WPSBC's Holiday Program 2013 by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This year WPSBC's Early Childhood Department performed "The Colors of the Season." Each classroom decides on their own program and the children start practicing around Thank ... Read on »
How to Decorate for Christmas by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health First you have to check out the tree skirt. And by that I mean hide under it and have some fun. That's what tree skirts are for! This guy is tired from all ... Read on »
Great Toys for Blind Children - Holiday 2013 by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Here's the list! I get lots of questions about what toys and gifts we are buying for Tommy. I updated my Amazon wish list and I described some toys we already have down ... Read on »
Interview with Low Vision Bureau Podcast by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A couple weeks ago I had an interview with Alvaro from the Low Vision Bureau Show/Podcast. Alvaro runs a podcast about low vision and blindness that aims to raise awareness ... Read on »
Braille for Breakfast by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A couple weeks ago there was a meeting at Tommy's school for the parents of children who will be learning Braille. They had a table filled with books, puzzles and other Brai ... Read on »
Go Apply for Free Braille Books! by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I know I've told you about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) & American Printing House for the Blind (APH) book program before but I thought I'd remin ... Read on »
Happy Texture Holidays! by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Happy Texture Holidays!  I have lots of holiday ideas brewing, but first I wanted to share some of my past holiday ideas. Sure, it's cold outside, but that means it time ... Read on »
Beautiful Words by Jessica K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health When you wait longer for your child to speak their words become precious. Just reaching out and calling for Mom is a huge deal, while speaking in a full sentence is cause fo ... Read on »