It’s true what you’ve heard. Girls don’t poop. That said, on the off chance that we do poop and that poop happens to come on a day during our periods…well, here are some facts.

Science has spoken: The consistency, smell & frequency of your poops can in fact change around…


One of the biggest changes that female kids experience during puberty is the start of menstruation. Periods can get complex: learning about what’s going on inside your body, navigating period care products, and figuring out how you can take care of yourself while you’re on your period is a lot…


Puberty’s tough — there’s no way around it. Maybe you have a strong memory of what it felt like to watch your body suddenly change and feel your hormones rage, or maybe you’ve tried your hardest to block these memories out (we don’t blame you). …


Instilling a sense of cultural pride in kids is one of the main characteristics of being a parent. It helps boost confidence in children, helps them confront racism whenever they encounter it, and gives them a sense of belonging in the world. …


As a parent, it can be difficult to determine when your little one needs professional help to cope with their anxiety. Is their worry situational and something you can help them through? Or, is it something that seems to be consuming them every day?

Thinking through this decision can feel…


Every child worries. And whether it be about their first day of school or trying out a new sport, every worry matters. It’s important that you, as a parent, let them know that you’re listening, let them know you understand, and help them understand as well. Keep in mind that…


The following is a response to Michael Burg, MD (AKA Medium Michael Burg)’s question: What have you been puzzled by lately?

The following are both puzzling and just-straight-up-random thoughts from the past 3 or so weeks. Tagging some pals to help quell a wandering mind.

  • Is it possible that reiki…


“The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered with darkness, and struggle to reach the light.”

— Sandra Kring, author

The truth is, one year’s hardships do not simply dissolve with one orbit around the sun. As much as I’d love…


We originally wrote this children’s book for publish in our mobile app, maro, where we give parents & kids content to use as a medium for tough growing-up conversations around mental & reproductive health, empathy, and diversity. Although the following story contains important knowledge about the body & how it…


Understatement of the year: parenting while struggling with your own mental health is challenging.

The truth is, as much as we don’t like to hear it, the ways we manage our own anxiety and stress — positive or negative — can impact our kids. …

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