Learning from the #PoiseFab5 Gals about Menopause

I Welcome Menopause!! I am empowered for change!  Have you had the 2nd Talk with your girlfriends?


I love life, I love learning new things, I love trying new things and I embrace getting older.  With age comes changes in our bodies, in our minds and in our soul.  Did you know my friends that September is Menopause Awareness Month. I am 46 and am experiencing some of the changes that occur when are body goes through Menopause.  Walmart has this fabulous campaign going on with the #PoiseFab5 five different woman introducing themselves to us and explaining the symptoms that are effecting them. The videos are great and really makes you aware of this special time in a women's life.

Menopause the big M Word

My problem is the Hot Flashes.  My first really bad hot flash was at a church.  My daughter had a function we were attending.   It hit, the heat that swept over me was literally dripping down my back, I was wobbly and thought I was going to fall down. From this experience it started happening more often and I discovered I was beginning to start Pre-Menopause as I call it.

I stopped having my periods from any where from a couple months to 6 or 7 months.  This summer my husband and I were outside working and I had zero energy.  I mean nadda.  I couldn't focus or get motivated.  That night I had the mother of all gushers while out on the dance floor with no tampon in site.  I did not carry them anymore since they usually came on slowly.  I could go on. I texted (Is this even a word?) my daughter and she came to the rescue bringing me some jeans and wipes to clean up.  I picked my self up and went back out onto the dance floor with my dignity!

I love the campaign sign for woman over 40 I found at Walmart, woot woot that is me.  I was excited to try the Poise Body Cooling Towelettes which provide Instant cooling sensation and are Hypoallergenic and Dermatologist tested. I also nailed a coupon in the deal.  You can also pick up a coupon over at AllYou.com
You can see my whole shopping experience at my Google+ Profile.

I  wake up every night and experience hot flashes.  I kick the covers off and toss and turn all while a huge fan is already blowing on me.  I mean huge commercial fan.  Then five minutes later I am cold. Oy Vey.  I picked up three products from the  Poise Feminine Wellness products along with some turkey burgers for dinner.  With this time in my life it is also important to eat better because there is a chance of weight gain creeping up on us.

What Menopause means to me is growth and change.  I am beautiful, strong and sexual in my late 40's and plan to continue this through my 50's and 60's.  I love that we have so many great resources out here to help us! I picked up three products that were on the shelf at Walmart.

I picked up the feminine wash, a personal lubricant and some cooling towels.  The cooling towels I know I am going to use up quick.  It is just so weird sitting here and poof, heat wave.

The Poise Feminine Wellness products help with  Hot Flash discomfort, Daily Freshness and Intimacy.
  • Poise Roll-on and Body Cooling Towlettes treat Hot Flash Discomfort.-- Instant cooling sensation Hypoallergenic Dermatologist tested
  • Poise Feminine Wash and Panty Liners for Freshness--Made without Glycerin & Paraben Gynecologist tested Hypoallergenic
  • Poise Personal Lubricant for Intimacy--Glycerin and paraben free-Non-greasy Fragrance free and Water soluble

We are having a Poise Fab Five Twitter Party.
  • 9/20/12 from 1-2PM EST

Connect with Poise! Site- http://www.poise.com/
 Twitter- https://twitter.com/poise
 Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/poise
Coupon- www.walmart.com/poisefabfive
 Pinterest- http://pinterest.com/cbsocially/poise-fab-5

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Poise #CBias #SocialFabric
April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.


  1. It's all so scary and exciting all at once - I'm looking forward to my forties!

  2. I hope I have some more time before this - but glad there's such great products out there!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Design by April Showers