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This page will include links to products and services I love and want to pass on.

buxom lip polish

Easy To Hold Gloss

I’m a lip gloss girl. Although matte lipsticks are all the rage, I have yet to find one that doesn’t feel drying and make me want to constantly lick my lips.

I love the feel of Buxom lip polish and the fact that the tube is easy to open and substantial enough to hold. It moisturizes the lips with vitamin A and E and has a built in hyaluronic acid booster that feels tingly but not irritating.

You can find it here!

Shoes for AFO, Orthotics and/or Leg Braces

KICKS ARE DOPE

Sneakers are everywhere these days and not just reserved for the gym or casual weekend wear. Cute sneakers can be worn with tailored dress pants and a button-down or a maxi dress in the summer.

I tried on this cute pair by Natural Soul at Nordstrom’s and couldn’t decide which color to buy. The orthotic insole is removable and I didn’t even need to unzip them to get my AFO  supported feet inside. Oh, and they are soooo comfortable.

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/gentle-souls-lowe-sneaker-women/4489775?country

Shoes for AFO, Orthotics and/or Leg Braces

VELCRO IS LIT

I love this pair of adjustable velcro shoes by Plae called the “Larkin”. After reading about the Company and their  “plae it forward” mission, I fell in love.  Not only do the shoes have velcro for hand-challenged people like me, they have great traction , removable insoles, and room for AFO’s and orthotics.

https://www.plae.co/shop/adults/

 

 

Fine Motor Problems & Tools

HANDS-FREE ASSISTANT

I’m obsessed with my Amazon Echo Show

Not only does she play and show music,   weather, movie times, jokes, set timers etc, but she can also be used to video call contacts, display recipes and conduct 1-minute meditations and chair exercises.

Smart home products like Echo can be paired with lights, cameras, remotes and other objects making them voice controlled. For people with fine and gross motor problems, this is life changing.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J24C0TI/

Shoes for AFO, Orthotics and/or Leg Braces

CUTE WIDE-WIDTH BALLERINA FLATS

It’s hard to find flat dressy shoes that don’t look like you just raided an old lady’s closet.

These super cute faux suede ones have a pointy toe and an elastic jewel covered strap that holds a foot in place. The can be worn both casually and to black tie affair.

http://torrid.com

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Disability Hack for people with Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder CMT or other Neuromuscular disorders

”STICK IT” TO ”PICK IT” UP!

One of the most frustrating parts of having a neuromuscular disorder for me, is not being able to pick up all of the crap I’m constantly dropping on the floor. When you don’t have a pincher grip due to fine muscle weakness, it’s very difficult to pick up dropped change, crumbs of food and basically any other small item.

Although I do own one of those long grabber/claw devices, my problem is with my hands and not with bending down and frankly, I can use all the exercise I can get.

I recently discovered that a lint brush is an awesome tool for helping to pick up small items. The handles are usually large and easy to hold. Bonus, they sell them in 2 packs at most dollar stores.

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