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Good Mama & Purple Hair on Today Show

  Ainsley's purple and blue hair were featured on the Today Show website! My mothering was the center of attention. How on earth did I attract this type of national media coverage? With a link back to my website? Ask. Seek. Knock. I've…
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Have a Happy Period

By Tracee Sioux I love my menstrual cycle. LOVE it. I love being on my period. Women are cyclic in nature. We're made that way. We cycle with the moon and the seasons, we ebb and flow. We're up and down and sometimes we're even twirly. Bombarded…
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Change My Life: Puberty and Menstrual Health

Who knew there were loads of organizations with a focus on menstrual health? Not me. I'm not even sure that I knew "menstrual health" was a thing. Since the New York Times story I've been contacted by several organizations which focus on…
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The Girl Revolution in New York Times Magazine

Very Public Exposure Ainsley and I were in the New York Times Magazine on Friday. It was risky and scary, though important, because the topic was early puberty. TGR Body, our craptastic-ingredient-free skincare line (many skincare products…
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Dear TGR: I Hate Being a Ginger! Dear Ginger: Go Blond

Dear TGR, I’m a red head. I hate my hair — now here's why. Kids are cruel. They make fun of the littlest things — like the color of your hair. And you act like you don’t care — but when you get to high school you really start…
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4th Grade Puberty Whirlwind

"Half the 4th Grade girls have boobs and wear bras," Ainsley reported. "Really? Like, for real?" I asked, stunned because no one had boobs until like the 7th Grade when I was in school. "Like they really need bras?" "Yeah." "Well, give…

Solidarity Bush

Grow out your bush in solidarity with your pubescent daughter. Then you can say, "Everybody gets pubic hair. It's natural, normal and beautiful." And mean it. I was, honestly, so proud of my soft chocolate-and-gold-tinted triangle. Until…
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Rockin' the Vagina

I walk into my BFF Jenny's house (Yes, the fabulous Jenny, owner of Ms. Sparrow's Holistic Cleaning Co.), she turns from the delectable tomato soup she's stirring for our girls night and says, You're rockin' the vagina today with that…