Saturday, February 26, 2011

Review and Giveaway of the Dot Girl First Period Kit

Sponsored by Tomoson.comdot girl logo As a woman in my early forties, I’ve come to realize that most women have “war stories”—the kind of suffering we went through having children, what nursing was like, dot girl kit etc.  Sometimes even the stories of the first time we got our periods are war stories.  I remember sitting through a girls-only class about our developing bodies in the fifth grade, becoming intensely curious about menstruation and then window shopping at Thrifty’s for feminine hygiene products.  My actual period didn’t come until the summer when, to my horror, it showed up while I was at 4-H camp.  Thank goodness my mom had come with us that year.  I really needed her to help me deal with the reality of my first period.  Because I remember my intense feelings at the time, I prepared First Born for getting hers.  Several times--including a few talks over girls-only shopping trips.  I was nervous about it and felt completely cheated as a mom when she went on an overnight field trip and got it without me there.  Because I’d talked to her, however, her experience was very matter-of-fact.  She knew it was coming.  It was just a matter of when.

The dot girl contentsDot Girl First Period Kit prepares a girl in the same way.  It contains everything a girl needs to prepare for that landmark moment when she becomes a woman and it does it in a way that nurtures and comforts her.  To begin with, it comes in an adorable (yet-under-the-radar) pink pouch so a girl feels special.  Some info from the site about what’s inside the pouch: The kit includes The Dot Girl Period Answer Book® which answers twenty common questions about menstruation including: How many days will I bleed? When will I get my first period? How do I track my period? What about cramps? What is a period anyway?  Written in an easy-to-read and positive tone, it covers the basics of menstruation in one compact booklet.  It fits neatly inside the reusable case so girls can refer to it over and over again.  Included also are five feminine pads and five disposal bags, and the Dot Girl Warm Pad, a reusable gel heating pad that everyone loves so much for soothing cramps.  Two hand wipes complete the kit ensuring girls that they'll be prepared in any situation.

What a cool gift for a girl to celebrate the changes she’s going through!  I’m not the only one who thinks so: the Dot Girl First Period Kit® is a Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient.  I showed the kit to Second Born who just turned nine and is not developing yet.  She had no interest in it.  As a mom, I’m incredibly relieved to have the kit in the house so that when she does ask, I can take it out and we’ll read the Answer Book and go through the items in the pouch.  The Dot Girl First Period Kit is a tool to make a girl feel special and loved through this transition.  It effectively transforms this time from a “war story” to celebrated milestone and doesn’t every girl deserve that?

The folks at Dot Girl Products are giving one lucky Moana Saves reader a Dot Girl First Period Kit for the special girl in her life.  To earn a mandatory entry in the Dot Girl First Period Kit, head to over to their Facebook page and become a fan then leave a comment hear saying you’ve done so. 
To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

1. Become a Google Friends Connect follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
2. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
3. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter.
4. Follow Dot Girl Moms on Twitter.
5. Tweet about this giveaway (limit one tweet per day) using the following:
#Win a Dot Girl First Period kit for the special girl in your life from & @moanasaves #giveaway ends 3/12 http://bit.ly/hHJbXT

6. Subscribe to the Moana Saves feed via RSS reader and/or email updates (in the sidebar).
7. Like the Moana Saves Facebook page.

Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway. He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S. This giveaway ends on Saturday, 3/12/11 at 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time). One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org. I will notify the winner via email and he/she must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

63 comments:

  1. I don't have an eligible "girl". Lol. All boys in this family but that's really cool! I think it's a great idea!

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  2. I like Dot Girl on Facebook!

    Katie E.
    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  3. GFC follower.

    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  4. I follow you on Twitter.

    @skaketgirl
    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  5. I follow Dot Girl Moms on Twitter.

    @skaketgirl
    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  6. Daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/#!/Skaketgirl/status/42303320001495040

    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  7. I like your blog on Facebook.

    Katie E.
    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  8. Like Dot Girl Mom's On Facebook
    rose manning

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  9. Public friend of Moana on GFC
    "Ally"

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  10. I wish I would have had this for my daughter. I am trying to win for my niece so my sister will have it easier than I did. Lol.

    Like Dot Girl on FB.

    lewalk76
    Leah W.
    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I also like you on FB.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. And follow you on Networked Blogs on FB.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. GFC follower.

    lewalk

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Email subscriber.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Follow you on Twitter.

    lewalk76

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Also follow the Dot Girl on Twitter.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. And tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/43432049079627776

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I "liked" The Dot Girl's First Period Kit on FaceBook

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  19. I became a Google Friends Connect follower of Moana Saves

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  20. I became a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves

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  21. I already follow Moana Saves on Twitter (that's how i found out about this giveaway!)

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  22. I follow Dot Girl Moms on Twitter

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  23. I tweeted about this giveaway using the following:
    #Win a Dot Girl First Period kit for the special girl in your life from & @moanasaves #giveaway ends 3/12 http://bit.ly/hHJbXT

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  24. I subscribed to the Moana Saves feed via RSS reader

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  25. I "liked" the Moana Saves Facebook page

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  26. i follow dot first on fb
    laneand miloannjohnston
    miloannjohnston at yahoo dot com

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  27. i follow you on gfc
    milo johnston
    miloannjohnston at yahoo dot com

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  28. i follow you on nb
    laneand miloannjohnston
    miloannjohnston at yahoo dot com

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  29. i follow dotgirls on twitter
    smilo143
    miloannjohnston at yahoo dot com

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  30. i follow you on twitter
    smilo143
    miloannjohnston at yahoo dot com

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  31. i follow you on fb
    laneand miloannjohnston
    miloannjohnston at yahoo dot com

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  32. i tweeted- smilo143

    #Win a Dot Girl First Period kit for the special girl in your life from & @moanasaves #giveaway ends 3/12 http://bit.ly/hHJbXT

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  33. gfc - as smarti
    rmartinclarke @ gmail.com

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  34. http://twitter.com/#!/rsmc1/status/46429528310026240
    tweet

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  35. I like Dot Girl First Period Kit on fb! (Kristi S)

    eksummit (at) hotmail.com

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  36. I follow via gfc!

    eksummit (at) hotmail.com

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  37. I Follow Moana Saves on Twitter.
    eksummit (at) hotmail.com

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  38. I follow DotGirlMoms on twitter! (eksummits)

    eksummit (at) hotmail.com

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  39. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/EKSummits/status/46471408666157056

    eksummit (at) hotmail.com

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  40. I follow you on twitter!
    ymmat83

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  41. I follow them on twitter!
    ymmat83

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  42. I "like" Dot Girl First Period Kit on facebook.
    ~Darlene A.
    snacee@scottsboro.org

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  43. Am following via GFC.
    ~Darlene A.
    snacee@scottsboro.org

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  44. Am a Networked Blog follower.
    ~Darlene A.
    snacee@scottsboro.org

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  45. I "like" Moana Saves facebook page.
    ~Darlene A.
    snacee@scottsboro.org

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  46. Tweeted today, one more time.

    http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/46749028448346112

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. FB Fan Dot Girl

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  48. GFC Follower

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  49. I follow you on Networked Blogs

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  50. I follow Moana on Twitter

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  51. Tweet! Tweet!
    @NancyeDavis

    http://twitter.com/#!/NancyeDavis/status/46814871509139456

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  52. RSS Subscriber

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  53. email subscriber

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  54. I like Moana on FB

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  55. I follow Dot Girl on Twitter

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