As the holidays quickly approach, it’s time for us to start shopping! But, for many, this season doesn’t just bring about credit card debt, it also brings up memories of years past. We think of our family. We think of our friends. We think of when we first learned the truth about Santa.
For some of us, this truth was devastating: it was up there with learning that Milli Vanilli were actually imposters rather than the super awesome singers who’s tape we totally don’t still listen to. From a practical standpoint, it was also annoying. Once our parents knew that we knew, they stopped trying. Rather than stockings full of money or candy or the latest electronics, we got stuff we needed. Gee, Santa, thanks so much for the maxi pads.
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Halloween is just around the corner – what better time to explore a few of the lesser-known facts about our freakishly cool female bodies? The following flow-facts range from “EEK!” to “what the FREAK?!” Check ’em out, and let us know if there are any we missed! Click to continue reading… »
For some people, saying that periods and football have a lot in common might be a stretch; after all, the NFL doesn’t exactly stand for National Feminine Product League.
Still, there are definitely commonalities, making it a game that ladies can certainly relate to even if they don’t fancy themselves much of a sport’s fan.
So, what exactly happens when Aunt Flo meets a Tom Brady or a Russel Wilson? Well, football terms turn into a little bit of this….
Delay of Game: In football, a delay of game happens when the game clock runs down before the ball is snapped. In the world of periods, it happens when women take too long getting ready simply because PMS has caused us to break out horribly and we’re busy covering up all of our zits (i.e., we’re putting on our facemasks). Remember when we thought acne was just a teenage thing? That was hilarious. Click to continue reading… »
The temperatures are cooling down, the days are getting shorter, and school is back in session. Fall is upon us, and with it, comes a brand new routine. Often times, autumn is the beginning of busier schedules, cluttered calendars and ever-growing to-do lists. During this time of year, it’s all too easy to let self-care fall by the wayside.
In the midst of all of this activity, your period can become one more thing to be dealt with or checked off a to-do list. In fact, it’s common to try to work through or ignore your period altogether! As grown women and mothers of teenage daughters, it is so important that we take the time to establish healthy and manageable routines to effectively nourish our body and minds all the time – but especially during our menstrual cycles.
Self-care (just like periods!) can get a bad wrap for being inconvenient or impractical in the midst of school, work, and other obligations. The fact is, that couldn’t be further from the truth! We’ve rounded up our favorite techniques for taking care of our bodies during our periods. And since they’re all relatively quick and simple, each of these can easily fit into your back-to-school routine! Can you say, win-win?
Here are our top nine tips for managing menstrual discomfort during this season: Click to continue reading… »
Looking for a disposable feminine hygiene option to help you stay on the go during your flow?
If you’ve been considering making the switch from pads to tampons, or are wondering how to talk an adolescent through the ins and outs of inner wear, we have some no-nonsense info to get you started. We’ve broken it down into helpful sections so that you can scroll right to the info you need the most! Click to continue reading… »
Whispers in the locker room, awkward conversations with family members, and commercials with veiled messages for strange-looking products. We all knew it was coming. Did we feel prepared?
According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the average American girl will get her first period stories before her thirteenth birthday, with ages as young as eight and nine becoming more and more common.
Only two generations ago, our grandmothers could anticipate this life event arriving while they were applying for their driver’s license, or writing final exams.
As the discussion grows over the causes of premature menarche, the question remains: how do we support young girls and women as their periods begin earlier and earlier? Click to continue reading… »
Be Prepared. Period an online resource is on a mission to educate students across the United States about healthy feminine hygiene practices.
Marysville, WA – May 5, 2016
Today, Be Prepared. Period (BPP), an online resource of menstrual information and products announced a brand new project to bring feminine hygiene products and menstrual health education to schools across the United States.
They are offering free learning resources and products to educators who are interested in teaching their students about #healthyhygiene practices.
The Healthy Hygiene project is committed to teaching adolescents about caring for their bodies and the earth by making sustainable choices. This project aims to bring awareness and provide solutions for the following global initiatives: Click to continue reading… »
Joining forces with the DivaCup we are bringing you one of the most powerful ways to conquer your cramps! Combining two of our favorite cramp busting products, The DivaCup and Cramp Tea, we’ve created some great opportunities to score some tea, for FREE! Click to continue reading… »
By Dr Zeenobiyah McGowan Ph.D.
What are Fibroids?
A diagnosis of uterine fibroids can be a scary thing, but it does not necessarily mean what you think. Fibroids are tumors, but they are almost always non-cancerous. Ninety-seven percent of the time, they do not even have an impact on fertility. It is a common problem that affects many women. They are most likely to be found in your childbearing years (20s and 30s) but they can be diagnosed at any time. It is, however, rare for this diagnosis to take place after menopause.
By Mache Seibel, MD
These are questions I’m asked all the time by women who can’t imagine it’s possible. Not now! Not at my age! Or am I already in menopause?
You may know the mean age of menopause in the United States is 51 years. But did you know that 1 in 10,000 women go into menopause before age 20; 1 in 1000 go into menopause before age 30; 1 in 100 before age 40 and 1 in 10 before age 45? Perimenopause is that up to 10-year window of transition when symptoms begin to occur.
Just like the word perimeter means around an area, perimenopause means the timeframe around menopause. If you think back to puberty, there was a transition when menstrual cycles were irregular, mood swings were common, sleep was a challenge, and your body began to go through changes that made you wonder if it was still you.
Similar types of things happen in perimenopause. Both mind and body change, at first gradually and eventually at a much faster and more noticeable rate. Here are 5 of the symptoms you are likely to notice and a little bit about them: Click to continue reading… »