Q: How do you know when you have successfully transformed yourself from workaholic/consumer to earth mother/naturale....
A: You convert your designer pajamas into cloth pads!
I used a pattern from "Handmade Home" by Amanda Blake Soule. I first thought about doing this when I was 13. It's taken me 27 years to do this project.
An excellent book called "The Wild Genie" by Alexandra Pope recommends cloth pads too. It's a wonderful book that puts menstruation back into perspective.
It's a time to take things slowly, be creative, hang with women and cocoon. Despite society encouraging us to " plug up" pretend its not happening, go running on the beach in a bikini or put on a suit and power through the day at the office.