I had always planned on having kids and feel very blessed to have 2 wonderful boys. As much as I would have loved to share the whole ‘first period experience’ with a daughter, I’ve had the period conversation with my boys. I mean, how could it not come up given both boys came to work with me when they were young, Lunapads are in my bathroom, and Lunapads is where Mum goes to work everyday? Here is a short video on my thoughts on being a working mom and why I think it is important for boys to grow into men who have a healthy respect for girls, women, and their bodies.
My thanks to the cameos in this video of Warren Te Brugge from My Arms Wide Open. Not only is he an advocate for girls and women in South Africa, he is an amazing role model to boys and men. By involving boys in his work to promote Pads4Girls (read about it here: “Education Equity: enabling girls to stay in school”) boys are not only gaining a better appreciation for the challenges girls face each month, but actively working with him to help find the girls who most need menstrual supplies. Look forward to a blog post and video from Warren very soon.
Please share with me your thoughts on being a mom to boys or why boys and men need to be part of the menstruation conversation! I’d love to hear from you!