This week on Spawned with Kristen and Liz, a brutally honest, very funny, no-holds (or anatomical references) -barred discussion about girls, periods, and yep. Vaginas.

Because you can’t talk about periods without talking vaginas. And the more we say the word, the more comfortable we’ll be answering alllll of our daughter’s — and son’s! — questions about them.

But that’s just one of the topics we cover with Naama Bloom, founder of Hello Flo. (Remember their hilarious videos?)

Listen right here, right now! You get to hear MORE THAN ONE hilariously embarrassing period story from Liz, and we promise, that alone makes this worth your 30 minutes.

Don’t forget to subscribe Spawned with Kristen + Liz on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcasting app! 

You can also find Naama’s frank, funny new book HelloFlo: The Guide, Period, the EVERYTHING Puberty Book for the Modern Girl from our affiliate Amazon. It’s on preorder now and shipping October 17.

HelloFlo: The Guide, Period. The EVERYTHING Puberty Book for the Modern Girl by Naama Bloom
If you have questions, comments, your own embarrassing period story you want to share find us on Twitter, Facebook, or email us at We love hearing from you!

And thanks for so many of your generous reviews and comments on iTunes — you made us a five-star podcast, wow! We’re honored.  Sniff.

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Cool Picks of the Week

Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water: A fabulous mixer or non-alcoholic treat on its own

Naama: Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water makes a fabulous mixer or virgin cocktail option.

Bonus Pick: The Good Girls Revolt original Amazon series, about the rise of women in newsrooms in the late 60’s.

Kristen: Making History, a series on Fox that you can watch alone with your older kids. (Though unfortunately it was cut mid-season. Bring it back!)

Liz:  The Hispanic Federation (h/t Lin-Manuel Miranda) and other organizations supporting the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico can really use your help right now in any way.

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