Yes, My Husband Will Buy My Pads and Tampons. No, He is Not Embarrassed.

Last night my husband ran to the store for me to pick up some sanitary products. He made a comment about another woman being in the aisle with him.   And it got me thinking about how many men are too embarrassed to help their spouse/girlfriend/daughter out by purchasing them some much-needed hygiene items. And, frankly, it ticked me off. I get it. Girls have cooties. Eww, grooooossss. But now we are in our 30s and 40s, so get a frickin’ grip. ...more


Trampons. That was what one of my female acquaintances called “Super-Plus” tampons on Facebook.  She was clearly very pleased with herself, but phrased it as a question: “Does it make me a bad person when I see super-plus tampons, I immediately think “trampons”? TeeHee!”  In reply, a bunch of her male friends laughed about all those loose women who just can’t seem to plug up their cavernous vaginas during that time of the month. I guess they should have thought twice before slutting it up, now they are forever doomed to use super-plus tampons…it’s the price you pay! ...more
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Bloody good time! Periods and cramps

Girls frighten me a little. I don’t have any experience raising up daughters. But I’m related to females, I’ve worked with them, and I’ve taught them.I often thought, “How hard can it be?”Then I watched Thirteen, with Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood. It’s a movie about a young, 7th grade girl, who blows guys and does more coke than a dorm full of 1980s liberal arts majors. It freaked me out....more

Unpacking What's In Your Tampon Box

Many consumers have gotten savvier about paying attention to the food and beauty products they toss into their grocery carts each week....more

Celebrating My Inner Diva

You would never know it to look at me. You might think there's a certain "type", but you would be wrong. I mean, I have never milked an almond, a Birkenstock has never come near my foot, and I've failed multiple times at being a vegan because: lobster and cake. I am not a crunchy granola kind of gal (not that there's anything wrong with that), so it was a surprise to me that my most hippy-ish friend blanched when I told her that I love my inner Diva. Cup that is. Yes, I am a Diva Cup convert. ...more

Bloody Hell!

The Lunette Menstrual Cup Will Change Your Life

Yes, this post is about periods.  Anyone who feels they can't get over that should really just leave.  Here, read this post instead.  It involves donuts and Ted Nugent and zero blood, except maybe deer blood, because Ted Nugent is made of deer-hating dickcheese. ...more

My 2014 Book of the Year is Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body

Granted that we are not even two weeks into the beginning of 2014, but I know without a doubt this book will remain my favorite of the year – at least in the women’s health category.Why is Girl to Girl my favorite book??...more
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I'm sorry... You'll never be able to get pregnant."

No one has ever said that to me. Ever. And if they had, I'm not sure how I would handle it... In the movies there's always a dramatic scene where the doctor is behind his desk and the husband and wife are on the other side holding hands when the doctor brings to life that couple's biggest fear... ...more
i know some cases where such words "you will NEVER be able etc..." have been said to the ...more