Menstrual cycles can be baffling, and that's why I really wanted to make this special poster explaining this special time of the month, mostly so I can justify to my poor husband exactly why I am feeling totally insane. "It's not me, honey, it's the progesterone spiking," or, "Can you understand now why I'm being a total bee-yatch? I've got at least five different hormones coursing through my body right now. I'm on drugs." Marvel at the leuteinizing hormone! Be amazed as the estrogen takes a nosedive right before ovulation! Check out the egg as it takes its long journey through your reproductive system! Anyway, check it out and give me feedback -- calling all OB/GYNs! Editors! Anatomy nuts! Sex educators! -- before I send this thing to the printer. I know it's a little crazy-looking, design-wise, but then again, so's the menstrual cycle.
Looking to have "The Talk" with your kids? This handy cheat sheet highlights the major players, you get to describe what they do! Download a printable copy here for personal or educational use. Good luck!
We are lucky enough to meet all kinds of inspiring people who go through all kinds of crazy with their bodies. Our new favorite person is Kristen, a girl with MRKH, Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, a rare condition which causes afflicted women to be born without a uterus, who also has a fabulous sense of humor. She created an amazing and adorable video of her hanging out with an I Heart Guts uterus plushie. You'll laugh, you'll cry as Kristen and her new BFF Uterus watch movies, read books, take a boat ride and bro down. Kristen, you are awesome, we love your spunk and hysterical video!