Two weeks ago I was lying in the bathtub quite literally minding my own business when my ten-year-old came in and made herself comfortable on the toilet (seat down, fortunately). “Mom,” she said. “I heard that when girls get older blood starts coming out of their vagina. Is that true?” And … [Read more...]
Lammily’s Period Party Doll Aims To Make “The Talk” Less Awkward
Periods. Uncomfortable, embarrassing and lasting for what can feel like a decade. And that's just "the talk" you have to have with your daughter. Awkward expressions burst out of your mouth like machine gun fire—phrases like, "you're growing up now", "soon you'll be a woman" and "it's a natural … [Read more...]
Should Women Get Paid Menstrual Leave?
An old debate is heating up once again thanks to a leading British gynecologist who believes if women received paid menstrual leave, it would boost their motivation and productivity in the workplace. Dr. Gedis Grudzinskas told The Daily Mail Online in an exclusive interview that he believes that … [Read more...]
Do You Take “Aunt Flow” For Granted?
Here in Canada, and really most of the developed world, we take a lot of things for granted. And while it may not be at the top of most people's lists, dealing with our monthly visit from "Aunt Flow" is definitely one of them. While our society understands that a woman's period is just a part of … [Read more...]
Being Girl…and Having “The Talk”
Recently Sonya wrote about a great app that helps you track your own period. This app is being well used by teen girls to help them monitor and track their periods in the early days, but wouldn't it be great if there was an app that could sit your daughter down and teach her everything she needs to … [Read more...]
Go With the Flo
"Hey, Mom! Do you need a new pompom?" my three year-old asks as I sit perched on the toilet."I do, actually. How about you pass me one of the big ones in the purple wrapper," I reply.She fishes in the box of Tampax and proudly brings me a new tampon (Super Plus, thankyouverymuch) and asks a few … [Read more...]
Featured Mom Business: Serene
My name is Carol Leon, mother of 3 very active little girls. I developed a new product out of my own necessity. I strongly believe that there is an incredible need for this type of product in the market, and it caters towards a real issue that so many women face. My product is called Serene: … [Read more...]