Alexander, a former teacher who became blind at 28, tells her story from the point of view of her ten-year-old daughter. The brief text and many crisp b&w photos show that ""Mom does some things differently, but mostly she's like other mothers."" Whether vacuuming, cooking with Braille recipes and labels, playing the piano, tiding a tandem bike, shopping with her guide dog, acting as a school volunteer, or giving her children a hug, this mom is a capable, can-do person. She also acknowledges some of the frustrations of being blind and the added responsibilities other members of her family take on. A loving, positive portrait of an inspiring family.