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
HomeRearedChef elaineR.N. You will be able to soon!more

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

Periods, Puberty and Products - Always!

As anyone who has ever read my bio knows, I am a registered nurse, a women’s health expert and am part of the’s expert team.  As a member of the expert team, I personally respond to hundreds of questions and concerns a month from teens, young adults and some women about their menstrual and reproductive health.  ...more
@Laine Griffin Hi Laine and thanks!  Would love to know what you think!more

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Talking to Your Daughter About Periods and Puberty

 An encouragement to start talking to your soon to be teen - regularly!...more
 @JourneyofLife Good for you!!  Now, you are the lucky mom who will have a daughter talk to her ...more

A Video Post: Almost Live But Certainly In Person

I have been having a hard time deciding what to write about and decided to do a video of myself talking my post instead of writing it.  While preparing, I tried on several different tops talked into the camera numerous times, fumbled on my words and deleted many editions and then said enough.  Below is the version I decided to post – not perfect, but it is me and I am not either.    ...more
 @motherofnine9 Fortunately, my husband fixes things - or at least tries.  If he can't then it ...more

What are the Real Questions About Puberty, Periods and Products Teens Have

No doubt that many moms & dads, along with their daughters, have or had questions about puberty, periods and the menstrual protection products that would be best for them to use.   One thing that I have learned over the years is that the questions that teens have can be different from the concerns or issues that their parents think they have.  Sometimes when parents talk to their daughters and think they have addressed their questions, they haven't.  Sorry about that reality, since many of us do our best to impart info to our kids to help make their lives easier.&nbs...more
@elaineR.N. They do! I feel so filled in my heart to know that my two daughters, and my son, ...more

No, It's NOT That Time of The Month...Put The Milk In The Fridge!!!

  I wake up on this drizzly, cool morning and peruse through my usual news/celeb gossip/social networking sites, and I stumble across something interesting.  Very interesting indeed.  And I am MORE than grateful that I am currently not going through PMS at this moment. ...more