Fresh Starts and Feeling Fresh

by Melanie Edwards on July 10, 2009

in Women

Fresh start.

It means something different to everybody. Some people get a second chance at life. Some survive a divorce. Others simply make a conscious effort to get rid of all the excess baggage they’re carrying.

For me, at this point in time, a fresh start would be a career change. Or more so, a change from working outside the home, to working from home.

This past week, I’ve been home with my baby girl all week due to a change in her childcare options and a transition to preschool. (She starts preschool for the first time ever next week.) Though there were times of frustration both for her and myself, overall it has been the greatest week I’ve had in a long time. It’s hard to believe that I currently deal with more drama at my workplace than I do in my personal life.

So, where am I going with all this?

Well, you and I have a chance at getting a fresh start of our own. The makers of CAREFREE® pantiliners are partnering with – experts at helping people through change – on a new program to help women turn that very common wish into a reality. Women who visit the campaign’s new Web site,, will find tips for making a fresh start and the chance to receive up to $10,000 through the CAREFREE® Fresh Start Fund.

I received a packet for review of the new CAREFREE® Ultra Protection™ pantiliners from Mom Central. You can get a free sample for yourself at CarefreeFreshStart. Now, I don’t normally use pantiliners. I honestly don’t see the point most of the time. Seems like a waste of money to have different levels of protection when most of the time, the one will do. That’s just my opinion. But, these pantiliners are a bit thicker. And, they have wings – for those of you who like that sort of thing.

  • Did they do their job? Yes.
  • Do they keep you fresh? Yes. (As long as you do what all women I know do and change them out periodically.)
  • Will I buy them on my own? No. Remember that I just don’t see the point in having pads and pantiliners.

I do think it’s pretty cool of CAREFREE® to team up with Ariane de Bonvoisin from on this Fresh Start campaign. You may remember that I heard Ariane speak at this year’s Florida Conference for Women. She is a great speaker and very motivational. So she’s perfect for advising women on getting a fresh start.

Let me know in the comments below what a fresh start would mean to you. Or, if you’ve already had a fresh start in the past, what advice do you have to share?

And, don’t forget to enter the CAREFREE® Fresh Start Fund contest at The deadline for submissions is today July 10, 2009.

Or, at least get a free sample of the new pantiliners.

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