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MHDay 2017: Download & print your Menstrual Hygiene worksheets

Teachers, parents, and guardians: Make your lesson plans fun & welcoming with our menstrual hygiene worksheets. Available now free!

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Menstrual Hygiene Day raises awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights solutions that address these challenges.

To celebrate this year’s education theme, we’ve created a series of fun and educational worksheets featuring Luna and her friends! We’re so excited to share our new resources with our teachers, parents, guardians, and menstrual hygiene leaders.

Our worksheets are perfect to support the menstrual hygiene education you have planned for your girls. We hope that our worksheets will create an enjoyable first period experience for all girls.

Let us know what you think of our worksheets in the comment section below!

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Download all 5 worksheets:

  • What’s a period?
  • Menstrual Hygiene Supplies
  • How Long is Your Menstrual Cycle?
  • Track Your Menstrual Cycle!
  • Menstrual Hygiene Word Search
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Download all 4 worksheets. A special thank you to our volunteer Gaby Rabiosa of Chile for translating!

  • What’s a period?
  • Menstrual Hygiene Supplies
  • How Long is Your Menstrual Cycle?
  • Track Your Menstrual Cycle!
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Can you help us translate our worksheets? Send us an email at info[at]theperiodblog.com with subject line: “MHDay Worksheets Translation”

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017: Education about menstruation changes everything

Mark your calendars for May 28!

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To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day‘s education theme, The Period Blog will be releasing a series of fun and friendly menstrual hygiene worksheets to help girls learn about their periods. Our worksheets will be free to download and available on May 28 on our website.

We’re creating educational worksheets to help girls become familiar with good menstrual hygiene practices, learn about menstrual health, and how to count their menstrual cycle.

We want to help as many girls as possible and we’re looking for volunteers to help translate our worksheets from English. If you’re interested, please send us an email at info[at]theperiodblog.com with subject line: “MHDay Worksheets Translation”.

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global event celebrated on May 28 to help to break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.

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ElleBox Coupon Code & Review : Use code “THEPERIODBLOG” for 30%OFF! Organic tampons and pads delivered to your door step

Organic tampons, pads, and specially selected self care items delivered to your door step

Ellebox Comfort Box Review

ElleBox is a period subscription box that delivers 100% organic cotton tampons and pads straight to your door step.

Each month, Ellebox subscribers will receive Natracare pads and Organyc tampons along with chocolates, tea, and 2-3 natural and organic self-care treats specially selected with your health and wellness in mind.

So many major brands of pads and tampons contain chemicals which can be harmful to your body. That’s why all of ElleBox’s products are free from wood pulp, chlorine, bleach, dioxin, pesticides, synthetic fibre, crude oil, and rayon.

ElleBox invited me to review their popular Comfort Box and is offering The Period Blog’s readers an exclusive 30% OFF coupon code!

Ellebox Comfort Box Review

The first thing I noticed when I opened my ElleBox was that it smelled so good!! The natural aromas of the tea and the organic goodies smelled like a spa. So soothing and calming.

Ellebox goodies

My ElleBox was filled with all my period essentials and enough self-care goodies to spoil myself for the entire month.

Here’s what I got:

  • 10 Natracare pads
  • 10 Organyc tampons
  • Nourish Lip Butter by Om Organics
  • Hand + Foot Repair Cream by Om Organics
  • Tumeric Face Scrub by Scrub Supply Co
  • Tea by Tea Sparrow
  • A Truffle Pig Dark Hazelnut Chocolate Bar by Hagensborg Chocolate
  • Ellebox pads and tampons

    Ellebox Natracare pads

    Natracare pads
    I’ve tried these before and they are perfect for ladies with sensitive skin. Natracare pads are made from 100% organic cotton and without harmful bleaches, dyes, or added scents. They’re also packaged in a quiet biodegradable paper wrapping – so perfect for public washrooms!

    Organyc tampons
    100% organic cotton tampons with cardboard applicators. Unlike plastic applicators, these cardboard applicators are 100% biodegradable and great for our planet.

    Ellebox lip butter
    Nourish Lip Butter by Om Organics
    LOVE THIS!!! This lip butter smells like cacao and nourishes your lips with nature’s best ingredients like shea butter, cacao butter and argan oil. I’m a big skincare junkie and so impressed that this lip butter contains squalane which is more commonly found in high-end skin care. Squalane has powerful moisturizing properties and is an excellent source of antioxidants. I would definitely buy this again.

    Ellebox cream
    Hand + Foot Repair Cream by Om Organics in Wild Plum, 59 grams
    While plum is not my favorite fruit or scent, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this cream. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients for severely dry, cracked hands and feet. It’s not too heavy or thick and feels a little oily at first but it absorbs quickly. It’s like a tall drink of water for your skin.

    Ellebox face scrub

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    Tumeric Face Scrub by Scrub Supply Co
    Scrub and mask 2 in 1. Vegan and all natural. Tumeric is a potent antioxidant with skin-soothing properties, can even skin tone and even fight acne – perfect for that time of the month. I’ve already used it two days in a row and my skin is glowing! Will definitely rebuy.

    Ellebox tea

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    Octet Tea Blend by Tea Sparrow
    A caffeinated green and white tea blend with fruity notes of mango and lychee. I would consider this a light tea but I like my tea super bitter so take that with a grain of salt ;).

    Truffle Pig Dark Hazelnut Chocolate Bar by Hagensborg Chocolate
    Melt in your mouth chocolate shaped like cute little piggies! I can’t get enough of this chocolate. I only wish it came with 2 instead of 1… *hint hint ElleBox ;)*

    I think the best part about ElleBox is that you get to discover high quality natural products proudly made by Canadian companies. The self-care goodies are the perfect size for pampering myself all month. I can’t wait to see what’s in my next month’s Comfort Box!

    If you like any of the goodies that came with your box, you can rebuy them at ElleBox but sometimes you won’t find them because the favourites sell out very quickly.

    ElleBox currently ships to the USA and Canada.

    Remember to use code “THEPERIODBLOG” to get 30% off your order!

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Support Planned Parenthood with Married To The Mob’s T-shirt

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Married To The Mob's Planned Parenthood t shirt

Planned Parenthood is an organization near and dear to my heart. As a teenager (yes I was sexually active!), I got all my birth control and check ups there. I wasn’t able to talk about sex with my parents, and having PP as an option made me feel supported and safe. PP provides women’s healthcare to many who can’t afford it. Besides providing sex education, PP provides low cost services to women including birth control, breast cancer screening, std testing, and abortions. Women’s health and reproductive rights should not be a political issue, but a personal one. Roe Vs Wade is in danger, and that is extremely disturbing. Every woman is entitled to a safe and legal abortion if she chooses. I am showing my support for women’s equality and PP with this tee-shirts. All proceeds will go directly to WWW.MTTMNYC.COM #IStandWithPP#NoRoeNoGo #WomensHealth

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The Little Red Kit – a first period kit for young girls

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This Spring, The Period Blog is excited to launch our first period kit for young girls: The Little Red Kit.

Girls today can get their first period as early as 8 or 9 years old and we’ve learned that young girls are very eager to learn about their bodies. That’s why we spent over a year creating The Little Red Kit.

The Little Red kit is age appropriate for girls as young as 8 years old and it is both fun and easy to understand.

The Little Red Kit comes with:

  • My First Period Book – a 32 page full colour illustrated guide with easy to understand information
  • Carrying Case: Choose our cute logo or flip it inside out for a discreet black colour
  • Resources for parents to support your daughter’s growth
  • Pads & pantyliners

We can’t wait for you to take home your Little Red Kit!

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TOM Oxygen Releasing Pads Preview with Photos

Anti-Microbial, Anti-Odor, Anti-Humidity

TOM TO2M Pads
Recently the sister brother duo of TOM Pads (it stands for The Oxygen Movement) sent me some of their pads to try out. These pads are unlike any other pads on the market today.

TOM pads release oxygen making them super comfortable for women living in humid climates. The patented technology was created by Frank and Nancy Tsaur after Nancy complained about how the humidity affected her period.

So how does it work?
The TOM pad releases oxygen once your period comes in contact with the pad. Once activated, it can produce up to 50 mL of pure oxygen. And while I am not sure just how much oxygen that is, I’m going to assume it’s enough to keep you feeling less sweaty down there.

The oxygen also puts the breaks on odor-causing bacteria on your pad and on your skin.

Aside from being thin, flexible, and absorbent, TOM pads are also guaranteed to keep you more fresh and comfortable during that time of the month.

Initial Thoughts
TOM pads sent me 2 boxes – their regular pads and night time pads. They came packaged in a very cute cardboard box but I was disappointed to see each box only had 8-10 pads! Typically a box of pads is meant to last you one full period so they are sold in boxes of 16 pads or more. You would need to purchase at least 2 boxes for 1 period.

The night time pads are very long and have a wider back which is common for Asian pads and has recently become popular in North America. If these pads live up to their claims then I think these pads would be perfect for the hot summer nights when you have a heavy flow.

I’m planning to try these pads on my next period (it’s coming up very soon!). I can’t wait to share my review with all of you.

TOM TO2M Pads

TOM TO2M Pads dimensions

TOM pads

TOM TO2M Pads founders Frank Tsaur, Nancy Tsaur

TOM Pads founders Nancy and Frank Tsaur

Check out their successful Indiegogo campaign here: TOM Pads on Indiegogo

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#PeriodMail: Why is my period 3 days late?

Welcome to #PeriodMail where we answer your personal period questions!

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Lexi asks: “My period came three days late this month and is usually on time 28 days after my last one. I was wondering what the cause of this could be or if it will be heavier or lighter than usual? This is only the first day so I can’t tell yet. I have not been sexually active or exercising more.”
Lexi asks: "My period came three days late this month and is usually on time 28 days after my last one. I was wondering what the cause of this could be or if it will be heavier or lighter than usual? This is only the first day so I can't tell yet. I have not been sexually active or exercising more."

Lexi asks: “My period came three days late this month and is usually on time 28 days after my last one. I was wondering what the cause of this could be or if it will be heavier or lighter than usual? This is only the first day so I can’t tell yet. I have not been sexually active or exercising more.”

The Period Blog answers:

Hi Lexi,

Great question! Nearly all girls will experience a late period at least once so this is a very common question.

Our menstrual cycle is driven by hormones that tell our body what to do like to ovulate or to start your period. Since our menstrual cycle is regulated automatically by our bodies, this process is virtually invisible to us. To make things harder, our uterus and vagina are inside our bodies so when it comes to questions like what’s happening with my period – sometimes it is a guessing game!

Thankfully, we have clues that can give us a better idea of what’s happening inside our bodies like why your period could be late.

You’ve listed several reasons why your period could be late and since you have ruled out pregnancy and physical stress, you may want to consider mental stress as a possible reason why your period is late.

Like physical stress, mental stress can delay your period as well. When your body detects that you are going through a period of stress, your body thinks that you are not well enough to bear a child and become pregnant. So to protect you, your body can delay ovulation until a later time when you are more healthy and less stressed out. This later time can be weeks or months later or even 3 days later.

Mental stress can include emotional stress or other mental stress like when you are stressed out about exams.

There could be many reasons as to why your period was late and this is just one possible reason.

It’s hard to say whether your late period will affect how heavy your period is. There is no general guideline or rule that saids your period will be heavier or lighter if it is late.

I hope that helps Lexi! Good job keeping track of your period!

Your friend,
-Dedy
The Period Blog

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#PeriodMail: I’m 13 and I haven’t gotten my period yet. Is there something wrong with me?

Welcome to #PeriodMail where we answer your most commonly asked period questions (previously known as Thursday Mail).

Got a period question you want to ask anonymously? Submit your question by filling out this form.

Isabel asks: “My mom and sister got their period at age 11 but I haven’t gotten mine test and I’m thirteen. Is there something wrong with me?”
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Isabel asks “I’m 13 and I haven’t gotten my period yet. Is there something wrong with me?” #PeriodMail

The Period Blog answers:

Hey Isabel,

Good question Isabel! You may have already noticed that the girls in your grade have already started puberty at different times with some girls growing faster than others.

Some girls started growing taller while some girls have not grown very much. Some girls may have already started developing breasts while some will start developing breasts in their late teens. The fact is – your body will start developing when it is ready.

This is the same for periods. Some girls get their first period as early as 8 and some girls get their first period as late as 16 or 17. And whether you get it at 8 or 16 – it is all normal :)!

While the age your mom and sister got their periods may give you a general idea of when you may get yours, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will get it when you turn 11.

A better indicator of when you expect your first period is:
  • Around 2 years after your breasts start to develop
  • Around 6 months to 1 year after you start noticing vaginal discharge

I hope this helps Isabel! Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Periods and FAQ to learn more!

Your friend,
-Dedy
The Period Blog

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#PeriodMail: I have a lot of vaginal discharge and I have to wear heavy duty pantyliners everyday. Is this normal?

Welcome to #PeriodMail where we answer your personal period questions!

Got a period question you want to ask anonymously? Submit your question by filling out this form.

Ceilia asks: “Hey! I just found your blog and its absolutely amazing! I have a lot of vaginal discharge and I don’t know if it’s normal. I tried to look things up but I can’t find anything. I have to wear heavy duty pantyliners everyday. Is this normal? (P.S. I’m 13 years old.)
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Ceilia asks: “Hey! I just found your blog and its absolutely amazing! I have a lot of vaginal discharge and I don’t know if it’s normal. I tried to look things up but I can’t find anything. I have to wear heavy duty pantyliners everyday. Is this normal? (P.S. I’m 13 years old.) #PeriodMail

The Period Blog answers:

Hi Ceilia,

Good question! You’re right, it is very hard to find information on on how much vaginal discharge is actually normal which is why I plan to make more information about vaginal discharge available to young girls.

You may have noticed that your vaginal discharge changes in both colour and texture depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle.

For example, when you are about 2 weeks away from your period, you may have noticed that your vaginal discharge is jelly-like or watery. Sometimes you can feel the watery discharge come out much like when you can feel your period. Vaginal discharge can even make your panties feel wet.

Pantyliners can be worn to absorb vaginal discharge so you can feel more fresh. Like pads, they come in different absorbencies from light to heavy – just like the kind you mentioned.

So is it normal to have so much vaginal discharge that you need to wear a heavy absorbency pantyliner? The answer is yes! It’s one of the reasons many women choose to wear heavy absorbency panty liners.

If your vaginal discharge very heavy and it concerns you, I would suggest you see your doctor so s/he can check it out. Most likely, it will be okay and considered normal but it never hurts to ask your doctor too as every case is different.

However if you notice anything off about your discharge when it comes to the color, texture, or even smell – you should see your doctor. It could be a sign of infection and can usually be treated easily.

I hope that helps Ceilia!

Your friend,
-Dedy
The Period Blog

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Worst Period Story: I should have changed my tampon!

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During 6th period, I begin to feel some blood on my pants. But I thought I was probably imagining it, and just went on.

Jena writes:

I had always used pads and hated them. So, I decided to use tampons. I wore a tampon to school and everything was fine for the first half of the day. During lunch, I had to go change my tampon. For some reason, I decided to not do it.

So, during 6th period, I begin to feel some blood on my pants. But I thought I was probably imagining it, and just went on.

As 6th period ended, I realized my period was actually leaking. Thank god I wore black jeans!

I tied a jacket around my waist, just in case. When I got to 7th period, I looked in my bag for a tampon or pad. I thought I had something, but NO! I didn’t have anything with me. I went to the bathroom to check and of course, there was blood all over my underwear. I did not know what to do.

I had P.E. next, and it just happened to be the day where I was going to be sprinting. I told a teacher and went to the office, so I could get a pad. But when I got there, a random guy was standing there talking to the lady. I didn’t want to ask her for a pad in front of the guy, so I just asked her if I could call my mom. I called my mom and got her to pick me up. I was probably the happiest person ever when she showed up.

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