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What's in My Autism Therapy Bag?

My son has therapy three times a week, so I had to come up with a system that could travel well and work for home storage.  I wanted something that was big enough to hold everything, sturdy enough to take to appointments, and not too large.  Take a peek what's in our therapy bag right now and a few things that are on rotation that we sometimes bring with us.  I'm planning on posting more about the printables that his therapists and I have made, so keep watching for those posts.

Beauty and the Beast Makeup and Beauty Inspiration

Who else is excited for the new Beauty and the Beast movie?  I can not wait to see the live version next month!  I got the Disney animated movie when I was a kid, and I'm surprised I didn't wear out my VHS tape.  I watched it so much, I had every line memorized.  I didn't have any Beauty and the Beast toys when I was growing up, so now I'll splurge and get some new toys to play with: makeup.  I absolutely love the Gelish & Morgan Taylor nail polishes.  I'm not sure I can pick just one though.  I might need to buy all of them for the premier.  If you love this timeless classic, then you'll love these Beauty and the Beast makeup and beauty picks . Beauty and the Beast Makeup and Beauty Inspiration Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales. Gelish & Morgan Taylor Beauty And The Beast Duo The Last Petal Gelish & Morgan Taylor Beauty And The Beast Duo Gaston And On And On Gir

Debunking Cold Sore Myths

If you've ever had a cold sore, you know that tingle.  That little itchy feeling you get along your lip that can only mean one thing: 10 days of pain and embarrassment.  Don't wait until you get a full-blown cold sore to start treatment.  For the fastest relief, start treatment at the very first tingle to shorten the duration. I used to get so embarrassed when I would get a cold sore. I felt like everyone was staring at my lip and didn't see me. In reality, they probably didn't even notice it. If they did, they've probably had one themselves. It's important to stay confident while you have a cold sore , and it's important to treat it properly. Let's talk today about debunking cold sore myths.

I Never Quit

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Refreshinq Co. . All opinions are 100% mine. I never quit.  Sometimes I think about all that I do in a week and wonder how I get it done.  I joke that I can never, ever get sick because I am responsible for so many things and so many people.  Two months ago, I got pneumonia and got very sick.  I am normally on the go every day, and I was stuck in bed for two weeks.  When the symptoms were finally gone, I was still exhausted.  Five weeks after getting sick, I still couldn't make it through a day without needing to rest.  My daily rest time was coming a little bit later each day, but I couldn't keep living at that slower pace.  I simply have too much to do in a day and too many people counting on me.  I knew I needed some help to get my energy levels back up, so I started using the Energy Support Patch from Refreshinq .  Finally!  I felt almost normal again. My family is big in martial arts.  Two of my kids are curre

Digestive Health for Kids

This post was sponsored by Align as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. As an autism mom, I have to be proactive.  I have to anticipate things that can put stress on him, because that stress manifests as behavior.  When we are doing school work, I have to be prepared and have the day's lessons ready so I can work on predicting potential problems.  We follow a sensory diet during our homeschool time, which helps prevent negative behavior before it starts.  When we go somewhere, I have to be prepared with activities and therapy items to help him stay calm if there's a long wait or other unexpected surprise that happens. Another way that I'm proactive is by giving him probiotics every day to help his little body with digestive support.  Digestive problems are fairly common in kids on the spectrum, so I've been giving him probiotics for a few years now with great success.  Since I take Align myself,