Wednesday, December 7, 2022

5 Ways To Normalize Periods

**This post is sponsored by Organyc, but my opinions are my own** 


Look, I get it. Periods can be an uncomfortable topic. But it needs to be discussed openly so no one ever feels ashamed over a normal bodily function. I have always spoken honestly about periods with my daughter which is why she'll easily tell me if she has cramps or needs supplies. Here are tips on how to normalize periods. 


1. Talk about periods early on. I started speaking to my daughter about periods when she was 10. If you're uncomfortable with this, there are books and movies to help, but I found speaking honestly was beneficial. I explained the different pads she could use. Organyc is a great brand that completely respects females. 






2. Remind your child that you're always around if they have any questions. I'm always in shock when parents tell their kid that periods are a private matter. 


3. Yes, even discuss periods with boys. They should understand what women go through. I remember in 5th grade right before our puberty class that there was a boy who asked, "Why are we talking about the thing at the end of a sentence?" 





4. Have a period party! We did. I wrote about it here. It's a fun way to remind your daughter that it's a completely normal thing. 


5. Have quality supplies on hand. As I mentioned before, Organyc is a fabulous brand. They have clinically proven protection for sensitive skin. I always love a company that boasts respect and this one does--not only do they respect your body, but they also respect the Earth by using the quality materials. This includes a 100% organic cotton cover. 




As you see, there are pads that you can use depending on the flow. There's also tampons if you prefer those! 



You can buy Organyc and learn more about the company here


Did you grow up with periods being talked about openly? 






Monday, December 5, 2022

Hey, It's Okay

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you're okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with Hey, It's Okay. It's rude and I'll delete the link.


HEY, IT'S OKAY....


....to have loved watching Hairspray over the weekend. Natalie played Shelley, one of the Council Members in the Corny Collins show. Everyone did amazing! 


.....to have mailed off most of my holiday cards. I try to get them out early since December can get crazy.


.....to currently be reading Nicholas Sparks' new book Dreamland. It's about Colby, who is a singer/songwriter. He meets Morgan and quickly falls in love after a few days which yes, does make me roll my eyes a bit, but ya know. It's Nicholas Sparks. The book is also about Beverly, who has just escaped her abusive husband with her small son. Will they be found? And will Colby and Morgan end up together? I am nearly done with the book and it is enjoyable! I am worried about Beverly and hope she'll be okay. 


.....to be going to see Elf at the theater this weekend. I love when movie theaters release older films. It's fun to be able to watch on the big screen. 


.....to love when we can support veterans. Sam Baker is 100 years old and fought in WW2. He published his first book at 95. We received Oscar the Mouse which is about Mini, who finds a mouse living under her bed. It's a book about friendship and the excitement of having your first pet. It would be the perfect holiday gift. You can purchase it here and pick up some of his other work as well!





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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Awesome Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I admit, sometimes I am at a loss of what to put in a stocking. For my son food items usually work well because he loves to eat. My teenage daughter can be a bit trickier. If you need some ideas, here's what I have for stockings:


Thanks to Tik Tok and 90s fashion coming back, my daughter has been into Juicy Couture. You can find affordable Juicy Couture items at Ross. This is a simple wallet that was about $9.



This scalp massager from mounia is fabulous. I find it calming to use and I know it'll be a hit with my daughter. It can help promote hair growth and is made of 100% medical grade silicone. 




Have pimples? Get these Yes To Tomatoes Zip Zapping Dots which help to purge pores and help banish the appearance of breakouts over night. My teen daughter uses these and they work so well! You can find them in most stores. 






You can always find ideas at Bath & Body Works. Join the rewards program and get coupons to save even more. 




My son is a huge fan of Hell's Kitchen and I found this socks on Amazon. Amusing socks are always fun to stick in stockings!




Hair accessories can be exciting to put in a stocking. Target has some cute things and it's even better when they have sales.




My daughter loves Calico Critters. They are a cute line of toys and you can find a lot of pieces for a great price on Amazon. This will easily fit inside a stocking.



My kids have their own mini trees for their bedrooms so I usually stick an ornament in the stocking for the tree. My daughter is pansexual so I had to get this rainbow shoe that I found at Kohl's. 




Finally, I picked up this pens at Fun Club. It's a small business with so many hilarious gifts. There are other pen sets as well! 





I hope you were able to find some ideas! 

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