PMS Protection?

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Technology has brought us many gifts that make our lives way easier—cell phones, video baby monitors, Facebook, etc. I'm always game for new gadgets and tools that further this trend, but I've recently been introduced to one that I find somewhat controversial, let's say. Introducing PMS Buddy—a new website/iPhone/Facebook application that will no doubt have have its fans and its haters. Instead of trying to put this in my own words, I'll just quote the website verbatim… is a free
service created with a single goal in mind: to keep you aware of when
your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, daughter, or any other women in
your life are closing in on "that time of the month" – when things can get intense for what may seem to be no reason at all. For
women, this is a great way to give people in your life a heads-up of
when you might be feeling a bit irritable without having an awkward
conversation. What's more, we will not only keep you informed, but will give you some free advice on what to do about it. With, there is no reason to ever be blindsided by PMS again.

So while the site claims to be help assuage discomfort at that time of the month, they also have gauges like the "Overall Threat Index" to humorously measure their members' bloating, break-outs, and mood swings. What do you think? Would this tool improve your relationships or is this just yet another way of saying that women are hysterical for a quarter of the year?

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  1. by Jennifer

    On March 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I am hysterical for a quarter of the year. What is so wrong about admitting that??? I also managed to carry and birth two babies. So, cut me some slack!

  2. by Katie

    On March 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Why do we feel the need to tell everyone every single thing about our lives?? In this day and age, nobody holds anything back. I won’t be sharing my menstruation calender with anyone!

  3. by Reyna

    On March 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I wouldn’t mind if my husband knew when to expect the bite-your-head-off-for-no-good-reason days. It’s something that happens, and I’m not ashamed. There might be less hurt feelings this way, and who knows…he may be more willing to pitch in and keep the kids on their best behavior around this time. I wouldn’t mind that AT ALL!


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  5. by randi

    On March 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    seriously, I find this calendar a little insulting. after everything we do for our families, hubbies especially, shouldn’t they be gracious and forgiving anyway, regardless of the reason behind the outburst? Isn’t that the natural give and take of relationships in general. We all screw up and lose our temper and moms don’t get nearly the credit we always deserve. This is just a dumb idea. Is nothing sacred anymore?