Guest post by Emma Lymn

Over the years, yoga has gained significant popularity. Nowadays you’ll see photos of celebrities in their yoga gear and carrying their mats around after a class on magazines and popular gossip websites. Why?  Easy, yoga makes you feel good. In fact, most yogis will tell you that they feel better after attending a session, which isn’t always the case with other forms of exercise.

There are many reasons yoga is a mood booster and has many benefits.

In fact, yoga’s effects are so far reaching that many women keep going to their yoga classes even during their periods,  a time of the month where you might be tempted to veg on the couch. That brings us to the menstrual benefits of yoga. Before we delve deeper into that, let’s address an all too common question.

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Period acne is an ongoing problem that sometimes continues to happen well into adulthood. It’s annoying and may make you want to hide in a hole. Don’t worry – you’re not alone – today’s article discusses this condition (occasionally referred to as PMS acne or hormonal acne) in depth and explores what you can do to make it more tolerable. Let’s dive in.

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Guest post by Laura Slingo

We’ve all been there. You’ve just woken up and popped to the toilet, or you’ve taken a bathroom break at work, and you’ve discovered another surprise stain in your panties.

As if it isn’t annoying enough to have to deal with cramps, heavy flows and bloating, women also have to deal with period stains in our favorite panties and on white bed sheets. It doesn’t really seem fair, does it?

But before you throw another pair of panties in the trash or add them to your designated only-fit-for-your-period pile of ruined panties, stop!

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Helping girls of all ages during a transition time in their lives is what we do best here. So when a young girl named Amber* reached out to us with some questions and concerns regarding her first period, we thought this conversation would be a fabulous one to share!

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When will I get my first period

 

Once puberty hits, the clock starts. It may even seem like the countdown is on, and your period is on its way. But for many young girls, their period arrives years after the first signs of puberty set in. For others, Aunt Flow may show up totally unannounced. If you’re trying to get a better idea of when to expect your period (or your daughter’s period!) it can be hard to know what signs to pay attention to. You’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re breaking down how to read the signs your body is giving, and get a better idea of when Aunt Flow will arrive. Sound good? Let’s go!Read More… >>


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Give the gift of pubperty preparation

Let’s face it.  If you have a daughter in your house, there is going to come a day when she will begin menstruating.

Research shows that many girls today are starting their periods earlier than ever, which clearly indicates that “the talk” (or rather the first discussion of many) likely needs to occur sooner rather than later.  The more prepared you can make your daughter for the changes that are coming, the better equipped and more empowered she will be to face puberty.

Puberty can be a confusing time for both our daughters and for parents and guardians.  As a parent or guardian, it is your job to empower and equip your daughter for the road ahead.  With clear communication, compassionate dialogue and the necessary tools you can make this often frightening and exciting time of transition in your daughter’s life much, much easier.  (For both of you!)Read More… >>


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The problem with sex ed in public schools

In recent years, there have been many cutbacks within school systems that have completely obliterated sex education and personal awareness classes for girls.

These classes, often approached with rolling eyes and embarrassed giggles from girls, were extremely important, fundamental really – in educating young girls about the ABC’s of puberty – from bras to periods and everything in between. Additionally, there are thousands of girls being home schooled, or taking classes online – which completely removes them from the typical Sex Ed curriculum AND the opportunity to learn about these ‘life lessons’ from inside the bathroom stalls at school. Read More… >>


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We recently received a great question from a parent. Her question is so relatable, that we wanted to share it here! It’s something every parent has felt in one way or another.

Here was her message to us:

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To the guys in my life: I think you should know …

Times have seriously changed. While women have made great strides toward equal rights, there are still a few things that are still misunderstood about women. In keeping with our theme of the month, it’s time to set the record straight for gals of all ages. To the gents in our lives, don’t stress if you don’t totally understand – the key here is to respect our differences. But if you’re a brother, dad, boyfriend or friend and you’ve made it this far, we applaud you for giving it your best effort. Here’s 10 things we wish you knew.

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When a young girl prepares to start her period, there are many common misconceptions that may bring about discomfort or stress. Today, we’re here to debunk one of those common myths: that dads are somehow not equipped or shouldn’t be involved in the development of their daughters. We’re here to tell you that this just isn’t the case! And better yet, when a father is truly invested in this stage of his daughter’s life – both sides will benefit. But listen up, dads: if you wait for the moment that your daughter approaches you about the subject, you may be waiting a long time. It’s important that dads realize the role they will play in this stage of their daughter’s lives, and how to approach this time with honesty, love, and support.

When a dad openly communicates with his daughter about her period, he’s doing more than having a conversation. He’s telling her that what’s happening to her body is nothing to be ashamed of, and it’s just one more stage in her development that is totally normal. This type of message is so important, and hearing it from her dad will make a huge difference. For far too long, girls and women have been told that periods are something to hide or be embarrassed by.

So, dad, if you’re still feeling a little nervous to approach the subject, that’s okay. Just know that whatever stress you’re feeling is most likely amplified in your daughter’s mind, and you have the power to alleviate that stress. That’s a pretty worthy cause, right? Put in the effort and the time to get educated and prepared; she’s worth it. Below, we’re sharing some of our best tips to do just that:

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