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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Girl's First Period

A Girl's First Period

Should be a special moment in time.

Most recently I asked the question to women if they remembered their first period.  Of course that's a moment that most of us will not forget.  But from the answers I received, many women did not have a pleasing memory of their first TOTM! (period)  Some of the reasons were attributed to the fact that they were not PREPARED for what was to come.  For that exact reason, I believe mothers must begin having the period talk sooner rather than later.  A girl's first period should not be a nightmare story.  It should a fond memory of transitioning from one stage in life to another.

Here are a few tips I'd like to share on how to make your daughter's first period a So Happy day!

1. Begin the talk soon!

By opening up the conversation of menstruation with you daughter before her first period, you will equip her with knowledge of what to expect when it does happen and how to handle herself.  The first period is often times the first of many accidents to come.  But if you guide your daughter and inform her to become more aware of what her body is saying to her you may be able to avoid the first accident, or at least handle it with grace.

2. Have her First TOTM! Kit ready to go!

Mothers can somewhat gauge when their daughters will have their first period.  Based off the age when mom had her first period, and when you begin to see signs of pubic hair can give you some indication that her TOTM! is coming soon.  So have her prepared with her TOTM! Kit.  A small pouch with 2 all cotton pads, 2 feminine wipes inside and 2 small dark colored plastic bags for discreet disposal of her sanitary needs .  She can carry that in her overnight bag when she spends the night out.  She can keep a pouch in her locker at school or carry it in her bookbag in preparation of the big TOTM! day!

3. Praise her when it comes!

Congratulate your young lady when she comes to you and say "I think I got my period".  Once you've confirmed it, give her a BIG HUG!  Here are some of the ways you can help make her feel special on that day.

- Give her flowers

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- Take her out for ice cream

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- Have a mother/daughter day at the spa and get your nails done

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- Present her with a token of your love.

              
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I clearly remember the morning my daughter came to me and told me, "Mommy I think I got my period".  I was waiting for that day for months and had purchased a pair of hoop ruby earrings to give her on that day.  I hugged her and presented her with my gift to her.  I then told her that she's now a young lady.  I gave her a black satin drawstring pouch that had 2 pads and 2 feminine wipes inside.  I reiterated how she should excuse herself during class to handle her TOTM! business and off she went to school.

When you celebrate the moment, it becomes that more special.  So if you've celebrated your daughter's first period in any of these ways or if your mom did for you leave us a comment and share your First Period Story.

Until then...
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"

Valarie Carey is the founder of TOTM! Time Of The Month!, author of the TOTM! Period Planner series as well as the premiere Period Coach, and Host of TOTM! Tea Talk on Blogtalk Radio.
for more on Valarie Carey follow her on twitter @valcarey


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cake EveryDay Daily Slice For The Week



This Week's Daily Slice:

TOTM!, Time Of The Month!, circles of light, no negative energy

Stay Connected with Raychelle LeBlanc!

reiki master, meditation guru


Twitter @CakeEveryday

Raychelle LeBlanc delivers the Daily Slice every Sunday at 5:15pm EST on TOTM! Tea Talk

Until next time...
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"TM

Sunday, April 21, 2013

First Period Stories

Do You Remember Your First Period?

First TOTM! Stories 

Your first TOTM!  Do you remember the day you first got your period?  How old were you?  Where were you?  Were you home? At school?  At sleep away camp?  At a sleepover?  Where you wearing a dress?  Did you have on white?  What was the first day of your TOTM! like?

Val Carey, Valerie Carey, Valarie Carey period expert

I remember the first day I got my TOTM!  I was 12 and half and it was in the month of January.  I was home with my mother and sister.  I had gone to the bathroom and as I began to wipe I noticed blood.  Looking back to that day now it was almost textbook.  I was thankful to be in my home AND in the bathroom at the time I got my first period.  But not all first periods happen that way.

Some girls experience their periods at the mall, some in the pool, some at the beach.  
Where were you when you got your first TOTM!  
Care to share?  Leave me a comment below.  

Until then...
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"TM

Cake EveryDay Daily Slice For The Week


This Week's Daily Slice:
- Raychelle LeBlanc


Stay Connected with Raychelle LeBlanc of Cake Everyday



Raychelle LeBlanc delivers the Daily Slice every Sunday at 5:15pm EST on TOTM! Tea Talk

Until next time...
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"TM

April's Pickle Juice Challenge

How many times has your period came and you've experienced cramps?  More times than you care to share I'm sure.  Well this month we have another challenge geared towards alleviating those pesky cramps we as women sometimes experience during that Time Of The Month!

Did you know that if you drank pickle juice at the onset of getting abdominal cramps during your period that your cramps will go away within minutes?!  Yes it's true!  And I'm encouraging you to take our 

TOTM! PICKLE JUICE CHALLENGE
Val Carey period expert, Valarie Carey, Valerie Carey
picture courtesy of everydayfinesse.blogspot.com

It's simple
Once you begin experiencing cramps drink the juice from a pickle jar.  Pour out approximately 3 oz and drink it.  You should feel the cramps subsiding in minutes! 
 Now how much exactly is 3 oz?  That's 6 tablespoons or 3/8 of a cup..  So basically less than half a cup you would need to drink.  You can drink the juice of dill pickles or sour pickles. 
 The choice is yours.  So during your next TOTM! Try it! 
And then come back here and tell us your results.  
How did it work for you?

Until then...
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

March Meditation Challenge.

Two years ago I presented the TOTM! community to join me in a Meditation Challenge.  Last year I participated in Deepak Chopra's 21-Day Meditation Challenge which I much say was awesome!  Well ladies, we're doing it again!  And what's even more is this time Deepak Chopra is doing his 21-Day Meditation Challenge too!  Deepak Chopra's 21-Day Meditation Challenge is now called Oprah & Depak 21-Day Meditation Challenge Perfect Health.

So our TOTM! Meditation Challenge for March will also incorporate Oprah  & Deepak's 21-Day Meditation Challenge Perfect Health as well.


So here's the challenge
Starting today and for the next 29 days you will take 5-15 minutes out to meditate.  During your TOTM! you will meditate for a minimum of 15 minutes each day.  If your TOTM! falls between March 11 and March 31st you will follow Oprah & Deepak's 21-Day Meditation Challenge .  Sign up for  Oprah & Deepak's 21- Day Meditation Challenge TODAY!!  It's FREE to sign up.  SIGN UP HERE!

Not sure how to meditate?  Join us this Sunday at 5pm EST for TOTM! Tea Talk when we will have meditation expert Raychelle LeBlanc joining us to share meditation techniques.

Track your period and how you felt after meditation.  Did you feel more centered?  Did you experience less cramping?  Were you less irritable or moody?  Track not only your period but your emotions in the NEWEST TOTM! Time Of The Month! Ultimate Period Planner available on Amazon.com MARCH 5TH! Then send me an email to val@itsmytotm.com or message me here, on facebook.com/mytotm or twitter @mytotm  and HashTag #TOTMmeditation and say "I'm taking the challenge!"


At the end of the challenge I'm sure you all will feel a new sense of being.  I encourage you all to join me!
Until then...

"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cake EveryDay Daily Slice For The Week


This Week's Daily Slice:

"Just for today, be mindful of all judgement of others.

Acknowledge that there is SOMETHING in that judgement 

that you don't like about yourself...and release it"


                                                                                                             -Raychelle LeBlanc

Stay connected with Raychelle LeBlanc of Cake Everyday 

Twitter @CakeEveryday
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Raychelle LeBlanc delivers the Daily Slice every Sunday on TOTM! Tea Talk

Monday, February 11, 2013

What He Says About That Time Of The Month!

He Said She Said...

Just in time for Valentine's Day... 
we're getting both sides of the TOTM! story with
 his version and her version.

Join us this Wednesday February 13th 2013 for a special edition of TOTM! Tea Talk. 
We will be broadcasting live from: 

The Netstruc Networking Event
held:

Wednesday 2/13/2013
6pm-9pm
CPCA
2318 Atlantic Avenue 
Brooklyn, NY 
c/o Eastern Parkway

TOTM! Tea Talk
 airs at 7pm where we will be speaking with the MEN 
on their thoughts of:

Sex during that Time Of The Month!
A woman's attitude when it's period time
and much more!

HE SAID SHE SAID on TOTM! Tea Talk


Join us there!
OR
OR
Call us up at:
805-669-0237
7pm SHARP!

Text NETSTRUC to 55469 
to enter to win one of the great prizes that will be given away.
OR Like the Ameriplan Benefits FB page to be entered.

This event is being sponsored by:
Palaite Pleasures
DK Hair Gallery
Indulge Spa
and 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cake EveryDay Slice For The Week


This week's Daily Slice:

"Refuse to talk about disease, and work to activate thoughts that predict recovery and overall well-being."


Missed Sunday's show?  Take a listen now!




Stay connected with Raychelle Leblanc on Twitter @CakeEveryday

and Facebook CakeEveryDay

www.raychelleleblanc.com

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cake EveryDay Daily Slice For The Week

Each and every week founder of Cake EveryDay, Raychelle LeBlanc delivers the Daily Slice on TOTM! Tea Talk.
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This week's Daily Slice is...

" Make an internal commitment to respect yourself and feel worthy of all that the Universe & God has to offer."


Listen in to the episode as Raychelle LeBlanc delivers the

Daily Slice personally.

Listen in --->TOTM! Tea Talk w/Cake EveryDay Daily Slice


Stay connected with Raychelle on Twitter @CakeEveryday

and Facebook CakeEveryDay


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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Help Educate African Girls on Menstruation


So ladies imagine not being able to go to school or to go to work because you have your PERIOD!...but not because you have cramps or because you’re bloated or because you're moody…

But imagine not being able to go to work or to go to school because you do not have the NECCESSITIES  to do so…necessities like sanitary napkins, tampons, or menstrual cups


So ladies imagine not being able to go to school or to go to work because you have your TOTM!...but not because you have cramps or because you’re bloated or because you moody…

But imagine not being able to go to work or to go to school because you do not have the NECCESSITIES  to do so…necessities like sanitary napkins or menstrual cups

Please donate TODAY!




Help us brings pads and TOTM! Kits to 406 African Girls in Kenya at the Salawa Girls Home and the Eldoret Boys and Girls Rescue.

Your donation will help so much!  So help us make a difference TODAY!


and 
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

He Said, She Said..Talks About The Period

Wednesday February 13th on TOTM! Tea Talk with Val Carey is LIVE on Blogtalk Radio and streaming live internationally on www.blogtalkradio.com/mytotm on this topic:

"She's on her period...He Said...She Said: How He feels when his lady is on her TOTM!"


  • Some men think women are cranky during their period 



  • Some men like having sex while she's on her TOTM! Some men don't 



  • Some women are concerned he may be looking for sex elsewhere during that Time Of The Month!



  • Some men think women use their TOTM! as an excuse to eat chocolate



  • Some women think men aren't supportive during that Time Of The Month!


Well we're talking about it on TOTM! Tea Talk! He Said... She Said... and what better time than right before Valentine's Day.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING GUESTS:

1.) Couples (married or unmarried) 
2.) Females in a committed relationship (can appear without boyfriend)
3.) Males in a committed relationship (can appear without girlfriend)
4.) Single Males dating
5.) Single Females dating

We will be broadcasting LIVE! and taking phone calls Wednesday February 13th 7pm EST.
If you fit the description and would love to be part of our He Said She Said panel contact us ASAP via Email at teatalk@itsmytotm.com and we will send you more details.

In the meantime TUNE into TOTM! Tea Talk on Wednesdays at 7pm EST and on Sundays at 5pm EST online or by calling into 805-669-0237 LIVE

About TOTM! Tea Talk
www.blogtalkradio.com/mytotm 

About Val Carey
aboutme.com/valariecarey

UNTIL THEN...

May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!

Monday, January 7, 2013

When Cake EveryDay meets TOTM! Tea Talk


                                CAKE EVERYDAY HAS COME TO TOTM! TEA TALK!


Raychelle LeBlanc is bringing her "Find something to celebrate daily about your life" mantra to TOTM! Tea Talk which airs on Blogtalk Radio.  Starting just yesterday Sunday January 6, 2013, Raychelle will give TOTM! Tea Talk listeners what she calls her Daily Slice.
So each and every Sunday you can be sure to get your Daily Slice for the week with hopes that you will not only "Find something to celebrate daily about your life", but about your TOTM! as well.

This week's Daily Slice is....

 "By ridding yourself of doubt and thinking with no limits, you create wide open spaces for the power of intention to flow through you." 

What doubts will you rid yourself of this week?

What have you limited yourself to, that you will no longer do?

Leave us a message we'd love to hear from you!

Check out the first Daily Slice with Raychelle LeBlanc on TOTM! Tea Talk Show  LISTEN HERE!

photo courtesy of Facebook.


Raychelle LeBlanc is a Balance and Wellness Coach, Reiki Master, and Master Meditation Teacher 
For more information on Raychelle LeBlanc and Cake EveryDay visit www.raychelleleblanc.com
Follow her on Twitter @cakeeveryday
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Until next time we meet...

"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"


Cake Everyday and the Daily Slice are trademarks of Raychelle LeBlanc. TOTM! and TOTM! Time Of The Month! are Registered Trademarks of  Valarie Carey.  All rights reserved. 2013