Have you guys heard about LipSense yet? Am I the last one to know? I had know idea. Your lipstick isn't going to wear off before you finish your first coffee anymore; it's genuis.
Of course, I have a giveaway, so if you want to try it, simply like this Facebook page and come back and let me know that you did. (You can also let me know on the FB link of this post). I'll choose a winner within 24 hours and notify you either here or on FB.
You can't all win, so find these ladies on FB to help with your LipSense needs. They will hook you up, and don't forget to tell them I sent you.
Party Trends Delivered
Party Trends Delivered has got you covered. Seriously, it doesn't get any easier. Choose your theme and every single thing you could possibly need for your party will be delivered to your door.
It's important to know that this is not 'dollar store' quality stuf. These are high-end, gorgeous decorations.
I am the proud ownder of the Pirate set you see pictured. My Kindergarten class is going to have a pirate party lke no other. I can't wait.
Would you like to win some Pirate Booty? Simply like Party Trends Delivered on Facebook for a chance to win a little surprise back of Pirate goods. (Let me know you did so I can enter your name in the draw).
It's called "Atypical" and it's on Netflix. It's a funny, at times heart-wrenching, and often thoughtful portrayal of a family and most importantly, a young man, dealing with all the ups and downs of autism.
Now, it must be stated that people with autism have for too long been left out of the conversation regarding what's best for them. There are many on the autism spectrum that have found their voice or any other number of ways to communicate their preferences and needs, and they have been marginalized. This is bad, this is wrong, this is unnacceptable. We have to know that. However, it is not okay to villanize those who've attempted to bring autism to the collective conscience. There are many of us, (me, for example) that do not have autism and have an awful lot to say about it because we live it each day with those we love more than life itself.
If you are a self-advocate, I applaud you. And I remind you that there are many children and adults who've yet to find their form of communication and rely respectively on their families to help them navigate a particularly brutal world.
Both of the scenarios are okay. We do our best.
Some have said "Atypical" is just another stereotypical representation of "high-functioning" autism. (Which I agree is represented far more than any other form of autism).
However, the facts remain that there are many who live in that stereotypical world of literal thinkers, high-anxiety, and constant social confusion. There are families and loved one trying desperately to connect and learn forms of communication they never imagined in order to reach each other. There are children and adults who will watch and relate and laugh and cry and that's amazing.
Netflix's show "Atypical" is important. It might not reflect your particular experience, but I can assure you it represents the experiences of many. And most importantly, it continues a discourse that is pretty crucial to someone I love very much.
It's okay to laugh at yourself. Even if you have autism. It's okay to laugh at yourself, even if you're a dad who is trying to reach your boy with autism. It's okay to laugh at yourself, even if you are just learning about autism.
Now, that I've said my piece, I think I'll do a little bingeing; both on my new favourite Netflix show and on the junk food they sent me to enjoy while I watch it.
Don't hate me because you ain't me.
It's back to school time. I'm sorry, but someone had to say it. I know you're desperately trying to sqeeze in another beach day but Sweater Weather is just around the corner so it's time to start your back to school shopping. I started with MDHandfieldDesigns because their Made in Canada educational toys are perfect for my kids and my classroom.
Why don't you take some time to browse this shop and comment below your favorite school subject as a child to be entered to win one of two handmade wizard wands (as seen below).
A mom like you.
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