Cherry Blossom Buds is a fertility education ministry for mothers and daughters that is based upon the vision of fertility and chastity education in The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality, a document by the Pontifical Council for the Family. Through our cycle awareness and perimenopause education programs we support mothers and their daughters during the transition phases of reproductive life. We focus on more than simply charting the signs and symptoms of the female cycle . . . our ministry seeks to help young women understand how their bodies work and empowers them to discover the beauty of God’s plan for the feminine design. We are blessed to assist mothers in the great task of forming their daughters in a vision of true Christian womanhood.
Our mission is to help mothers show their daughters how their fertility and their femininity are innately intertwined.
Our goal is to give our daughters a proper formation and vision of true Christian womanhood so that they may embrace their own fertility and femininity as a gift.
What We Offer
Cherry Blossom Buds offers Cycle Awareness Seminars for Teens, Perimenopause Education for Mothers, Cycle Awareness Teacher Training for Natural Family Planning Instructors, and Women’s Health and Fertility Coaching for women at all stages of reproductive life.
Cherry Blossom Teen Charting
for pre-teens, teens, and young women
Cherry Blossom Teen Charting consists of 3 age-appropriate cycle awareness programs written for your daughter as she journeys through adolescence. Each program incorporates principles from the Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality, a document by the Pontifical Council for the Family, and is specifically designed to meet the unique characteristics of the developing adolescent menstrual cycle. Through our programs, girls and young women are empowered to accurately pinpoint when the menstrual period is due and apply nutritional strategies to support and maintain a healthy cycle. Mothers also learn how to use the cycle awareness chart to monitor their daughter’s reproductive health. Our cycle awareness programs are very affordable for families. Mothers need only pay the cost of registration. Our online virtual program materials are FREE and can be viewed on our website.
The Cherry Blossom Buds Cycle Awareness Charting System respects God’s plan for love and sexuality, presents fertility as a gift, and introduces girls and young women to God’s plan for the feminine design. The Blossom Program is for girls who are awaiting the first menstrual period, Bloom is written for girls ages 11 to 15 who are cycling, and Beauty Revealed is designed for young women ages 16 to 22 whose cycles are approaching maturity. Each program is mother-led and fully supported by a certified Natural Family Planning Instructor. Mothers and daughters may attend a seminar or mothers may teach their daughters through our Home Instruction Programs.
and NFP support for mothers
The decline of fertility during perimenopause is very similar to the development of fertility during adolescence. God’s plan for the menstrual cycle is amazing!! As we educate and form our daughters to appreciate the gift of their fertility, we come to better understand our own. Perimenopause begins at a different age for every woman and is a time of transition, cycle changes, and challenges. Cherry Blossom Buds invites you to join our instructors for the presentation “Perimenopause Aging with Grace and Balance.” During this one-hour seminar, we explore the topics of the stages of reproductive aging, perimenopause and the NFP chart, the symptoms of perimenopause, levels of care and the importance of hormonal balance for navigating the perimenopausal years, conception after age 40, and the role of motherhood and God’s plan for the menstrual cycle. Our instructors are also Certified Natural Family Planning Providers trained in USCCB-approved methods. They can also provide private consultation and NFP support.
Cycle Awareness Teacher Training
for Certified Natural Family Planning Instructors
The Cherry Blossom Buds Cycle Awareness Teacher Training Program prepares Certified Natural Family Planning Instructors to provide education and support to mothers and their daughters during the transition stages of reproductive life: adolescence and perimenopause. Candidates participate in a Core Training Program which instructs them in the philosophy of The Cherry Blossom Buds Program and gives them a thorough overview of both the adolescent menstrual cycle and the menopausal transition. The Core Training Program equips instructors with the skills needed to successfully navigate all three of the Cherry Blossom Buds Cycle Awareness Charting Systems.
After completing the Core Training Program, instructors may choose which Cherry Blossom Buds Cycle Awareness Program(s) they wish to teach and are then able to move on to Program Training. During Program Training, instructors explore the key components, goals, and objectives of teaching our cycle awareness systems and participate in a supervised teaching practicum.
Women’s Health and Fertility Coaching
for women at all stages of reproductive life
Did you know that 50% of women experience painful menstrual cramps and 80% – 90% of women suffer from PMS? Women have long been told that menstrual discomfort is simply a normal part of being a woman–something that we all just need to accept and learn to live with. The symptoms of menstrual
discomfort are Common . . . Yes . . . but Normal . . . No. Irregular cycles, hormonal
imbalances, painful periods, PMS, hot flashes, and even infertility often have their
roots in lifestyle factors and can be greatly improved with changes in nutritional
intake, exercise routine, sleep hygiene, stress management, and toxin exposure.
Our fertility awareness charts enables us to understand the messages that our bodies send . . . Health Coaching empowers us to do something about it! Cherry Blossom Women’s Health and Fertility Coaching provides women of all
ages with educational and lifestyle support to empower them to make lasting
changes that can optimize their cycles and improve their menstrual health.