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The Story Behind Dot Girl Products™

Dot Girl Products™ got its start in 2006 with a simple and powerful mission:

Set the stage for young girls to have a positive experience with their first menstrual period.

Founded by Kathy Pickus with creative help from her sister, Terri Goodwin, who both had their own awkward introductions to puberty.  They felt mission-driven to make this important life transition easier and more joyful for moms and daughters everywhere.

The Dot Girl First Period Kit® offers everything a girl needs for her first period, including information and supplies, fashionably packaged in a discreet carrying case.

Thanks to the favorable reviews of national and regional media, The Dot Girl First Period Kit® has grown from a simple idea to one that is earning awards, praise, and sales across the nation.

Still in the early stages of growth, the company has set their sights high.  “When every young girl has a great first period with The Dot Girl First Period Kit® at her side, we will have achieved our mission,” Kathy Pickus declares.

Awards and Praise

Today, The Dot Girl First Period Kit® is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient, a winner of the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval  and a WE Magazine Family Business Winner.

The company and its products have earned favorable reviews and media attention from CNN, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Toronto Globe and Mail, and a host of regional parenting magazines and mommy blogs worldwide.

Most importantly, The Dot Girl First Period Kit® is earning the hearts of moms and daughters across the nation.  Here is a sampling of what moms are saying:

“The Dot Girls Kit helped my daughter feel prepared for her period if she got it at school. This helped her feel less anxious about it. It was also a good time for her and I to sit down and talk about her questions and concerns.”

“I think this product put my grand daughter's questions to rest on what to expect and how her body is changing.  She now knows this is a natural part of life and is embracing the change.”

“I wish my mom could have used this for when I started my period.  I love the case and in it are all the items needed for when you have your period.”

“My daughter and I have spoken often of what is to come, but Dot Girl items are a great addition to our talks.  The info is concise and to the point.  The items are thoughtful and necessary.  My daughter loves the bag because it looks like a purse.  It is obvious that a lot of thought and sensitivity went into these kits.”

Community Service

Dot Girl Products™ distributes “What’s Normal?” bookmarks to schools and non-profit organizations.  Over ten thousand bookmarks have been distributed to date, and requests for more are welcome.

Dot Girl Products™ is also a partner with organizations such as Young Women of Distinction and Best Bones Forever!

The “Articles and Advice” section of the website offers information on topics relevant for pre-teen girls and their parents.

Where to buy Dot Girl products

Consumers can purchase the company’s product from the online store at www.dotgirlproducts.com.  Dot Girl Products™ also offers volume purchases at attractive discounts to non-profit organizations and schools.  Interested?  Get in touch through our Contact Us page.