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March 10, 2014: Dot Girl Indiegogo Campaign Launches to Educate Girls about Periods
February 1, 2013: Dot Girl Products™ Launches New Features in The Dot Girl First Period Kit®
November 1, 2011: Be Prepared for Early Puberty
October 19, 2011: The Dot Girl First Period Kit® has earned the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Media Seal of Approval
April 28, 2010: Dot Girl Products™ is a Finalist in WE Magazine Cover Story Contest
January 6, 2010: The Dot Girl First Period Kit® wins Mom's Choice Award®
September 1, 2009: Dot Girl Partners with The Department of Health and Human Services
December 21, 2006: TK Designs LLC Launches Dot Girl Products™ Website
Below your Belt: How to be Queen of Your Pelvic Region - November 2015
The Dot Girl First Period Kit listed as a resource for menstruation education in this book from the Women's Health Foundation.
Talking To Your Daughter About Her Period - Totally the Bomb - August 9, 2015
We actually ordered this Dot Girl Kit, and it came with lots of cool questions and resources for talking about your daughter’s period. (I am not affiliated with them in any way, I just think it’s a good product.)
Daddys Not Dumb, Just Clueless - February 2015
The Dot Girl First Period Kit listed as a resource for menstruation education in this book for single dads raising their daughters.
Kidfest 2015: What we saw for kids and families - The Oregonian - January 2015
Kathy Pickus started Dot Girl Products of Mukilteo, Washington so her daughter wouldn't have to have the same experience she did: getting her first period and not knowing what was happening.
Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy - CIO - October 20, 2014
"Amazon affiliates will link customers to [your product] through blog posts, Facebook posts and Twitter," says Kathy Pickus, owner, Dot Girl Products, which provides products and information for girls experiencing their first period. "This relieves [you] from the headache of maintaining an affiliate program."
Dot Girl for All Girls - Women's Health Foundation - May 2, 2014
While writing our adolescent pelvic health book, Below Your Belt: How to be Queen of Your Own Pelvic Region, we have had the pleasure of coming across a wonderful organization, known as Dot Girl.
5 Tips to Guide Tweens about Menstruation - Oaklee's Family Guide- April 30, 2014
I am frequently approached by parents who say they are too nervous to talk to their daughters about menstruation. Read these tips to help your daughter be prepared.
#SmallBiz Spotlight Featured Member: Dot Girl's Kathy Pickus - Tin Shingle - October 25, 2013
Aunt Flo, the little bird, monthlies, whatever all the girls refer to them as, our periods can be miserable. Even more miserable is our first time experiencing it. Kathy Pickus strives to eliminate just that with her product line, Dot Girl
6 Ways to Make Your Daughter's First Period Less of a Pain - The Stir - July 11, 2013
Forget all that red and pink. Dot Girl First Period Kits are non-nonsense kits for more serious-minded girls. It includes a 20-page question and answer booklet, a period diary, a heating gel pack, pads, disposal bags, and hand wipes. It's as if Eleanor Roosevelt designed this pack.
Product Hightlight: Dot Girl First Period Kit - The Period Store - April 12, 2013
One of the most recent additions to our offerings is the Dot Girl First Period Kit. To help you get to know Dot Girl a little better, we asked Kathy, founder of Dot Girl, a few questions.
The Dot Girl First Period Kit: a lifesaver for moms of tween girls - Cool Mom Picks - February 27, 2013
The new and improved Dot Girl First Period Kit still contains everything it had before that I appreciated, but now comes with a brighter, snazzier pouch, a year-long period diary, and a hook for hanging in the bathroom or in a school locker.
Entrepreneur Draws on Own Experience to Help Girls - Entro Magazine - Spring 2012 - see page 10
Believing that adolescence is already tough on girls, Kathy Pickus wants to remove one obstacle in their path by offering products that can help them through the awkwardness and confusion of their first period.
Preparing a Girl for Her First Period - Seattle's Child - November 4, 2010
Local entrepreneurs Kathy Pickus and her sister, Teri Goodwin, created a tidy little gift pack for a girl's first period. The Dot Girl First Period Kit is a small, zippered case containing sample sanitary pads, tampons, hand wipes, a calendar, an informational booklet and a heating gel pad.
Kathy Pickus - Co-founder of Dot Girl Products - Idea Mensch - October 4, 2010
Kathy Pickus is the co-founder of Dot Girl Products, a fast-growing personal care products company on a mission to make puberty for young girls a whole lot better and more joyful.
Holy hormones! What to expect when puberty hits - CNN - April 1, 2009
Though my mom wasn't nearly as communicative, the kit she eventually purchased for me certainly helped prepare me for what was to come.
Kits help parents tell girls about their first periods - The Everett Herald - February 4, 2008
Kathy Pickus of Mukilteo, and her sister, Terri Goodwin of Seattle, created The Dot Girls First Period Kit as a visual aid for one of the most important sit downs of our lives: Where babies come from.
First-period kits like Dot Girl help tweens come of age with confidence - Seattle PI - November 18, 2007
"It's kind of interesting that despite all the openness in today's society, it's still not necessarily a comfortable topic to talk about," said Kathy Pickus of Mukilteo, co-creator of a kit designed to help young girls embrace their coming of age with confidence.
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