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Prepare Your Tween for Back-to-School with a Period Pack

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (8.20.2014) – As parents prepare to help their kids select the right sized backpack, proper school attire, and perfectly appointed school supplies, Period Packs, Inc. wants to prepare young tween ladies for what they may not yet be prepared for…their period. To do so, the North Andover-based company re-launched its e-commerce site with several new first period gift boxes including traditional, organic, and an alternative menstruation option–the menstrual cup.

Why Prepare Before The Period Arrives?

Most parents will not think to include an emergency period kit for their daughters this Fall, yet because young women begin menstruating between the ages of 9 and 14 years of age—it can be difficult to predict exactly when a young woman’s cycle will begin or even when to begin to discuss this pubescent change.

According to Period Packs’ Chief Maxi Wendy Agudelo, back-to-school is a perfect time to begin sharing information about menstruation. “Premenstrual young ladies generally don’t make menstruation preparation a part of their overall thought process,” she said. “Yet, an initial discussion and a few items placed into a small bag for storage in their school locker can make a tremendous difference should her menstrual cycle begin, unexpectedly.”
To create an ‘emergency period kit,’ place the contents below in a simple cosmetics bag or even a Ziploc storage bag, which can be kept discreetly in a school locker throughout the school year:

  • an extra pair of underwear,
  • 2-3 regular sized maxi pads,
  • hand sanitizer
  • a special note from you saying how much you love her.
  • Adding a special treat (be it chocolate, gum, or small gift card for an after school beverage) is always a lovely extra.
  • Place in her backpack on the first day of school and explain why you want her to keep it in her locker ‘just in case.’

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Period Packs™ Ranks as Top 100 Leading Mom-Owned Business

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (5.7.2014) – Period Packs, Inc., a Massachusetts-based theme gift box company which aims to bring a sense of celebration and understanding about the onset of menstruation, has been ranked among a prestigious list of the nation’s top mom-owned businesses. Announced today, Period Packs was selected from thousands of mom-owned businesses competing in StartupNation’s 2014 Top 100 Leading Moms in Business competition.

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Period Packs™ Deliver a Big Celebration in a Tiny Package

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (1.13.2014) – For young ladies familiar with their menstrual cycle who desire perfectly appointed supplies delivered to her door each month, Period Packs™ introduces its Period Pack ‘Mini.’ Contained within the “Mini” Period Pack are 10 thin regular-size maxi pads, a package of panty liners, individually-packaged cleansing wipes, deodorant, a travel-sized bottle of Ruby’s Red Wash, an eco-friendly stain remover, Scensibles™ disposal bags, and of course, a surprise treat or two. Continue reading

Period Packs™ Introduces Eco-Friendly Feminine Hygiene-filled Gift Boxes

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (11.20.2013) – For young women concerned about the environment, Period Packs™ today announces availability of new gift box options that celebrate the foray towards womanhood, while also helping protect our landfills. The perfect period starter kit for any young woman, Period Packs contain feminine hygiene supplies and a variety of fun and feminine gift items to turn puberty into a less daunting and more celebratory milestone. The newest addition to Period Packs growing family of gift box options is the “Cuppy Chic” Period Pack which contains, at its core, a unique menstrual cup. Continue reading

Period Packs™ Earns Prestigious Position as a Leading Mom-Owned Business

North Andover Gift Box Company Ranks Amid Top 200 of StartupNation.com’s Entrepreneur Competition

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (5.3.2012) – Period Packs, Inc., a Massachusetts-based theme gift box company which aims to bring a sense of celebration and understanding about the onset of menses to young ladies around the world and pamper postnatal mothers, has been ranked among a prestigious list of the nation’s top mom-owned businesses. Announced this week, Period Packs was selected from thousands of contestants entered in StartupNation.com’s 2012 Leading Moms in Business competition — sponsored by Web.com and Sam’s Club. Continue reading

Period Packs™ Support Young Ladies as They “Blossom”

New Gift Box Options Celebrate Major Tween Milestone; Research Highlights Tweens Hitting Puberty Earlier

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (5.3.2011) – Period Packs, Inc., a specialty gift box company focused on young ladies entering menses and postnatal mothers, is announcing two new additions to its line of gift boxes that welcome young ladies to womanhood: the “Fresh Scent” Period Pack and the “Organic” Period Pack. Continue reading

Period Packs™ Encourages Back to School Period Preparation

For Young Ladies, Discussing Menstruation May Be Necessary

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (9.7.2010) – While most young women will return to their academic and athletic pursuits with ease this Fall, others may not be prepared for the arrival of what many of them dread….their period. Menstruation typically begins in young women between the ages of 9 and 14 years of age—making it challenging for parents and caregivers to determine exactly when to begin preparations for menstruation or even when to broach an initial discussion.
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Period Packs™ Announces Community Giving Program

‘Pink Packs’ Prepare Young Girls for Menstruation

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (3.24.10) – Period Packs, Inc. of Massachusetts, which specializes in theme gifts for young women entering menses, today introduces its community giving program, ‘Pink Packs.’ Established by Period Packs’ founder Wendy Bulawa Agudelo, the Pink Packs program is designed to serve young women seeking a basic understanding about menstruation, or the necessary tools to prepare and manage menses once it begins.
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Period Packs™ Welcomes Young Ladies to Womanhood

Gift Packs Celebrating Menses Await the Young Woman In Your Life

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (3.10.2010) – Period Packs, Inc. of Massachusetts, which specializes in theme gifts for young ladies entering menses, is seeking to transform the fear-filled stigma associated with the onset of menses, into one of excitement, celebration, and clear understanding. Continue reading