Free To Be Me

I have always considered myself an empowered and strong woman. But talking about super personal female issues can feel a little taboo and even though the women outnumbered the men in my home growing up, we kept feminine issues fairly private. I still am very discreet about certain things but becoming a mom has really opened me up and especially being a mom of two daughters; I make a conscious effort to talk openly and freely about everything.

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Siella and Gemma are still wayyyy to young to discuss periods and pads. I am so loving their little girl stage that I don’t even want to think of them being little women yet! But I still want my girls to be comfortable with their bodies and all the seemingly icky details about being a girl and woman. But that means I first have to be comfortable and learn to speak freely about these issues. Carefree® at Walgreens is encouraging women to #SpeakFreeWithCarefree…and so can I! I mean, I don’t love all the icky details of being a woman but this is life!…we get our periods, we have bladder control issues…we’re human.

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Women are constantly being scrutinized and expected to live up to unrealistic societal expectations, especially when it comes to our bodies. The last thing we need is to turn a critical eye on ourselves and feel embarrassed about natural bodily functions. We should feel free to be who we are all the time.

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For years I dealt with heavy or irregular periods and I was terrified of leaking so I always had panty liners in my purse or car. On heavy flow days I would often double up on protection and wear the super thin Carefree® Liners in addition to tampons. The liners were discreetly packaged and easy to hide in pockets or hand bags. Like most women, as I got older my cycle became regular and much more manageable. But as any mama can tell you, after having kids your periods change: the consistency, the flow, the timing…it takes a while to get things back on track and sometimes they’re never the same. It is great to use a product that I know and trust and that gives me ultimate freedom. Because when it comes to your period you just never know and it is always smart to be prepared.

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I had three C-sections for my kids so I didn’t have the postpartum vaginal issues that most moms do but I’ve heard stories and trust me, each and every mom I know who delivered vaginally has an arsenal of Carefree® Acti-Fresh® Pantiliners for everyday protection. I can’t believe I used to be so embarrassed about this stuff when I was younger. If I could tell the younger me anything about period protection I would say, don’t sweat it! Carefree® Acti-Fresh® Pantiliners are a lifesaver. That is one thing I got right—always being prepared and Free To Be Me with Carefree®.

I am excited to partner with Carefree® and Walgreens in their “Free To Be Me” campaign to encourage women to #SpeakFreeWithCarefree …Beginning 7/20 take advantage of this $1 ibotta offer available exclusively at Walgreens – limited quantities available and excludes 20 count packages!

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Want to have a chance to try these yourselves? Enter the #SpeakFreeWithCarefree Sweepstakes, between July 20th and August 20th, for a chance to win the featured Carefree® Liners and other fun goodies.

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2 thoughts on “Free To Be Me”

  1. Last night for what felt like the millionth time but was probably only the fifth 🙂 we had the menstruation talk here
    I said to her again how much easier it seems to be a girl now – – so many options like these – – than it did when I was little.

  2. I love this entire look! Motherhood definitely makes it easier to talk about menstruation which really shouldn’t feel so taboo, since it’s normal.

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