She believed she could, so she did #WhatMonthlyPain

My Teen: She Believed She Could So She Did

In Motherhood, Parenting, Reviews by Jen18 Comments

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A few months after my first child was born, another fellow parent upon seeing my bleary eyed attempt to push a cart around a grocery store in jest said to me, “You think you are tired now, just wait till that baby is a teenager!”  I know that traditionally teens are equated with a whole bunch of  trouble, but this hasn’t been the case for our family. Seriously. My teen is pretty amazing and if anything, the youngest in our family is LOADS more trouble than her older teen sister!

She believed she could, so she did #WhatMonthlyPain

I am almost 99 percent positive that my teen is going to quite literally take over the world. I am already casting my vote for her for “Prez” in like about 25 years! She is empathetic hard working, smart and besides my own plan for her future candidacy, she has plans of her own to become the next “Black Widow-esque” agent , taking down bad guys and fighting for justice. I kid you not, but what other 15 year old has that on their radar?

She believed she could, so she did #WhatMonthlyPain

To aid in her plans of saving the world, this year she decided she needed to gain some new skills. So she started kickboxing and training in Krav Maga. She has the bruises, the muscles and a growing confidence in her abilities to prove her teen rock star status. And her father and I couldn’t be prouder.

She believed she could, so she did #WhatMonthlyPain

Of course being a teen means navigating through what can sometimes feel like a sea of change, but since she is a girl with a mission, she doesn’t let anything get in the way of her goals. And as her mom, understanding her goals, I have been able to find things to help her when she needs them. Things like Advil® Menstrual Pain.

She believed she could, so she did #WhatMonthlyPain

Using Advil® Menstrual Pain helps her keep doing the things she loves. And as her mother, I like that it is caffeine-free, antihistamine-free, and of course, easy-to-swallow. I have never liked that many other menstrual pain relievers contain caffeine, which can keep your daughter up at night. Or that the antihistamines in them can cause daytime drowsiness. Most importantly, if used as directed, it is the #1 Doctor Recommended Brand for Menstrual Pain and targets the cause of menstrual cramps & discomfort to relieve pain for up to 6 hours.

I have done my research and this is why I have advised my daughter to use Advil® Menstrual Pain, because I would rather have her say, “What monthly pain?”

She believed she could, so she did #WhatMonthlyPain

So that she can keep doing the things she loves and that are important to her.

She believed she could, so she did #WhatMonthlyPain

Of course picking up Advil® Menstrual Pain is a snap since I can grab it at Walmart in the pain aisle.

She believed she could, so she did #WhatMonthlyPain

Here’s something else that I helped my teen create,  a little bag full of all the monthly necessities she may need. Because we all know that being surprised in that respect, is not really a good thing. The bag we used is an old make-up bag that I picked up from one of those free with purchase samples you get in department stores. This way no one will ask her what’s inside. They just think it is make-up. Brilliant right?!

Make your teen daughter a period survival kit to help reduce those "uh-oh" moments #WhatMonthlyPain

I  include in her bag;  pads, as well as any other feminine care items she may need just in case, so that she never has an “uh-oh” moment. Her bag is something that can easily be put into a backpack, workout bag and taken with her wherever she goes. Making sue that she can keep doing what she’s doing.

She believed she could, so she did #WhatMonthlyPain

My daughter has definitely developed a passion for kickboxing, but as a parent I have found that staying active and involved  in something that a teen cares about can be an important part of helping them to feel good about themselves. If your teen doesn’t already have such a thing, I would highly recommend their volunteering at a local elementary school or in a senior center and of course taking classes in the subject(s) that most interest them. All of that goodness can help give teens the boost of encouragement they need to keep dreaming, creating and believing in themselves.

Now, because I am the Queen of printables, no not really, but feel free to call me that should you wish….

Who's the Queen of Printables? Me! JENerally

Anyways, if you have a cool teen girl in your life, go ahead and consider grabbing one of my two newest printables and putting it in her room, of course in a pretty frame! Doing this is just another little way to help encourage her to continue to dream big and change the world in her own way. Just click on either of the images below and hit print!

Never stop dreaming. Grab this printable now and share it with someone you love!


Never stop dreaming. Grab this printable now and share it with someone you love!


I know that Advil® Menstrual Pain is working around here, but if you are the parent of a teen girl I would love to hear how you help her kick menstrual pain to the curb.  Because, as a mother, booting that particular pain gives me immense pleasure.

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  1. Oh my goodness she is so much cooler than pretty much everyone, right?! I LOVE that she is taking those classes. I kinda hope my girls want to do something like that some day.

  2. Well Queen Jen, I think you’re good parents and have put your children on the right path. Many parents don’t do that. It’s a shame too. It’s the most important job in the world raising our next generation.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺
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  3. Wow, your daughter has some awesome ambitions! I was a nerd as a teenager, and I always had my nose in books so I never really stopped to think what I wanted to do with all my book knowledge- it looks like your daughter is growing up to be quit well rounded! #client

  4. I think I personally need this! Your daughter sounds amazing though – that’s great that she’s doing something she loves. :) And it’s funny that people always warn parents about teens. Not ALL of them are bad. My sister and I caused pretty much no trouble at all.

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  5. My daughter just turned 12, and we’ve already talked about the changes that will happen to her soon. I have some supplies ready for her…but you just reminded me of one more thing I’ll have to have ready!
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  6. Hi Jen, the teenage years aren’t bad for us either. Any chance of our two ruling the world together? As I have it on my daughter’s bucket list too! And if the crown fits why not?

    Taking on new things helps our children (and us, if we dare) to build self-esteem. I think it’s fantastic that your daughter has taken up kick boxing and is enjoying it. Sad as it may seem, it’s comforting to know that she may just be able to protect herself if ever the need arises.

    Being prepared is the best way to cope with the monthlies. And it sounds as if all of your girls will be.

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      Yes, world leadership would be better, as a country by country basis would be too small. They need a wider venue to spread their awesomeness!

      Amen, that is what her Dad and I think. Although I hope she never has to use those skills.
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