Tag Archives: Coming of age

“You can’t get pregnant first time!”

Too many teenage pregnancies come about through ignorance: “I’ve not started, so I can’t get pregnant can I.” “I thought you couldn’t get pregnant if you’re on your period.” “If he pulls out then you’re safe, right?” No, no, and no. If parents are teaching their kids, and teachers are covering this stuff in school, […]






Posted on 3 July 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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More Power of Poetry

When my search for coming of age poems came to not very much, I made a poetry plea on my Facebook page for poems that speak to, or speak of, teenage girls. Imagine my delight when someone actually wrote a poem for Rites for Girls.  Now Vanessa Karl has written two! Puberty Puberty by Vanessa […]






Posted on 30 May 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Coming of age
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Guide to Reusable Menstrual Products

Wings or no wings, applicator or super-absorbent, the technology of women’s menstrual products has given us options we didn’t even know we desired. Less well publicised are reusable products that aim to reduce health risks and environmental concerns. By invitation, the wonderful women at Lunapads.com have written a guide to reusable menstrual products: Lunapad’s Guide to […]






Posted on 25 May 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Coming of age, Rites of passage
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