Menopause Cartoons Encore!

Skipping Periods


I had the best time writing menopause cartoons for Healthline. Here are three more!

Remember when you first learned about periods? That innocent little dot at the end of the sentence became the name for something a whole lot more intrusive in your life. The cartoon above is the wackiest one I wrote. Illustrator Julia Selutina did a wonderful job drawing that crazy skip rope.

Below, is a reference to brain fog. I had moodiness and sadness but don’t remember any really foggy days. What about you?

Weather Lady

But I definitely had klutziness. Here’s a short post I wrote about it in 2012. The health websites report that fluctuating hormones can affect body coordination. Yoga, an exercise I keep avoiding even though my friends swear by it, is said to work wonders for coordination.


So thanks for reading three more of my cartoons. Gotta laugh, some, at menopause. Gotta laugh, some, at everything!

Giveaway Winners!

Congrats to Greta, who won The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up.

Congrats to Silvia, who won Rhythms.

Congrats to Vickie, who won the Crila.

And congrats to Judy, who won DIYA: A Megawatt Approach to Change.


More Menopause Cartoons!

Hot Flash Stripper

Last February, Healthline asked me to come up with concepts for menopause cartoons. What fun! Illustrator Julia Selutina drew the whimsical characters and brought my cartoon ideas to life.

The cartoon above is one of my favorites because my mom’s good friend Kathleen Taylor actually came up with the idea, not me. Thanks, Kathy! She based it on the story of a friend, who in the middle of a hot flash, tore off all of her clothes.

Tampon Tree

I really did have a hard time deciding what to do with my remaining tampons. I wrote one of my first blog posts, “Toot-a-loo Tampons!” about the dilemma. You can read it here. I remember how nervous and bold I felt posting a picture of tampons online. Ha! Little did I know what else I’d write about on this blog.

Weather Lady

Speaking of the winds of menopause, a new reader, Michele, contacted me after finding my article on the Hormone Health Network. The article helped her realize that her emotional (and physical) issues were related to hormones, not larger health issues. Michele is doing well now and has a guest post coming up for us soon.

Even the worst hot flash or the grumpiest day is a bit lighter if we sprinkle in some humor. I had a great time coming up with these cartoon ideas. Thanks, Healthline!

Check out Healthline’s menopause articles, including this one on symptoms of menopause.


Check out the Hormone Health Network’s great resource, the Menopause Map that helps you explore your personal journey to menopause.



Healthline: My Cartoon Debut

Snow Man

A few months ago, Healthline invited me to come up with concepts for menopause cartoons. Whoopee! I wrote twelve, and illustrator Julia Selutina brought them to life.

Above is my favorite. I’ve no clue how this idea came to me, but the thought of a menopausal woman marrying a snowman seemed way cool (pun intended).

Not sure the pun on “men-o-pause” (below) is original, but it certainly speaks to the lowered libido that The Great Pause can bring on. Here’s a Healthline article about discussing lowered libido with your partner. Many women feel shy or uncomfortable bringing up the topic, leaving their partner guessing and sometimes coming to the wrong conclusion.


And although I loved doing community theater this winter, I’m not sure I’m ready for Menopause the Musical. I did enjoy attending the show with Cliff, who was a very good sport. Catch the production if it comes to your town!


So there you go! My first three cartoons. More to come!

Check out Healthine’s excellent section devoted to menopause.


I am delighted that Healthline named Friend for the Ride a Top Menopause Blog of 2015. Meet my sisters in menopause crime by clicking here. 

Healthline 2015

They say menopause brings on new adventures. What fun to write cartoons! Thanks for taking a look and thank you, Healthline.