I am now the mother of an official Tween.  How did she go from this:

To this?

In case you’re having trouble counting, that’s ten candles, yo.  T-E-N.  Which apparently translates to TwEeN.  I know, that was a stretch, but you get my drift.

Over the past 5 – 6 months I have had the honor of being a U by Kotex Tween Ambassador.  During that time I’ve shared stories and tips about starting the talk, and preparing yourself and your tween as she approaches and/or enters into that first milestone change of becoming a woman.  Which still freaks me out a little, so I’m still searching for that pause button.

Since that elusive pause button remains firmly hidden, it’s up to me to do my part to make sure she’s fully educated and prepared for when her time comes.  Lord knows my poor mom wasn’t when us girls reached that point of our lives, leaving us pretty much to fend for ourselves. 

There was no internet at the time and no helpful website like www.kotex.com/tween to give us the information we needed (or give my mom information for that matter).  Thank goodness it’s now there for Princess Nagger to peruse at her leisure whenever she has a question she might be too embarrassed to ask me.

Though I think I’ve done a pretty good job at explaining things and not grossing her out too much about the whole monthly marvel.  Not to mention that U by Kotex helped by having their website available, and having cool Tween products that are way better than what were available to me when I was a Tween.

To bring this program to a close on a special note, we were sent $25 to put towards a special Mother-Daughter outing, along with a Pocket Calendar for Princess Nagger to help her track her period when it does start.  Princess Nagger chose Chili’s (one of her favorite places since it’s where she had her very first corn-dog) for us to do lunch.  She’s always been a model child when we dine out, even when she was little, and now, she’s just a goof:

I always love spending one-on-one “girly” time with her – and love that she feels comfortable enough to talk to me about anything.  I hope that trend continues as she gets older.

I’ve really enjoyed being a Kotex Mom Ambassador because it has helped me with the plethora of information and resources for me as a parent on how to initiate the talk, as well as abundant information for Princess Nagger to access during those times she’d much rather learn independently.  

I’m glad I had the honor to be a U by Kotex Tween Ambassador, because it’s something that’s helped me approach the subject with Princess Nagger – eye rolling or not. The information I’ve found on their site gave me ideas on how to have The Talk has been invaluable – I bet my mom wishes they had something like that when us three girls were progressing at the speed of light towards womanhood (OK, if we’re going to call a spade a spade, I wish they had something like that to help my mom have the talk with me).

Not to mention the products are designed specifically for Tweens with their comfort (and reduced embarrassment level) in mind:

If you have a daughter and want to prepare yourself, visit the Kotex/Tween website for information on how to get prepared for the talk. And if you happen to be a tween or a teen that is too embarrassed to ask someone a question, you can head over to U by Kotex’s Hello Period page to find out you’re not alone – and have your questions answered.

Thank you to U by Kotex Tween for allowing me this opportunity to share this information with you (and have future blackmail fodder for when Princess Nagger starts dating).  Do you feel prepared to have the talk?



I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of U by Kotex Tween and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions are mine and not influenced by outside sources. See my Disclosure Policy here.


  1. Any time, Jess – any time. 😉 I’m already in the bra stage – I suspect the poor kid is going to be inheriting my giant knockers since she’s already starting down that path. They’re not supposed to grow up so fast!

  2. I wish they had something like that when I was that age! Luckily (kind of) my mom got fair warning for me. I had an emergency appendectomy (is there any other kind other than an emergency?) anyways, while doing it the doctors were able to tell that it was about to happen for me and told my mom to have that talk right away. So we were sort of prepared. Sorry if that was TMI =)

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