I am a cherry blossom bud, a precious flower, pointing upward toward the Son, awaiting my moment to bloom.  The source of my beauty comes from deep within, lies hidden inside, a priceless gift waiting to be revealed.

Lady in Waiting is for girls who are awaiting the first menstrual period.

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The Lady in Waiting Cycle Awareness Charting System is designed for girls who have begun to show outward signs of puberty, but have not yet begun to menstruate.  The program corresponds to the learning stage of Puberty, as listed in the Pontifical Council for the Family’s document, The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality.

Lady in Waiting teaches girls what happens in their bodies as the body prepares for the fmp, or first menstrual period.  The program teaches girls to follow the signs, enabling them to identify changes that occur on the outside of the body and to observe changes that occur on the inside of the body.


Outward Signs

breast development

growth of hair in the pubic area

growth of hair in the armpit regions

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Inward Signs

production of cervical mucus

a rise in waking temperature

As a mother who has successfully used Natural Family Planning for 15 years, I want to empower my girls with the knowledge of how wonderfully God made their bodies. I don’t want them to fear what will happen as they grow and change, and I want them to have the tools that will make their adolescent lives easier. Lady is Waiting is the first step in that deeper relationship with their own bodies. My 11-year old is now incredibly excited to join the world of charting with her older sister. She is looking forward to the day when she can transition from the Lady in Waiting program to the Bloom program with her older sister. The Lady in Waiting program has strengthened our communication, has prepared my daughter for what is to come, and has made it all a joyful experience to look forward to rather than dread.

Thank you!         

                                                                                Rebekah M., Mandeville, LA

Lady in Waiting teaches girls to observe cervical mucus and basal body temperature to pinpoint 1 to 2 weeks in advance when their fmp will start.  The observation and charting instructions in Lady in Waiting are very simple; the program teaches girls only the very basics of charting.


Lady in Waiting is all about Preparation.


Lady in Waiting is all about PREPARATION.  Pinpointing the fmp empowers girls to be truly ready for the first menstrual period—rather than to be surprised, unprepared and embarrassed when it comes.   The program seeks to make the first menstrual period a very positive experience, something long awaited!!

Since I have already attended the Bloom Seminars, the information in this program was already familiar. It was not overwhelming, but I think it’ll take me about two weeks to get set-up and on track with the program. I’m really excited to try it out! It sounds like something that could actually work! I am super relieved that I will be able to predict when my fmp will come, so that I will not be embarrassed in public. I think that soon, charting every morning will be a consistent habit.             

                                                                                     Jamie M., Mandeville, Louisiana


What does a Lady in Waiting Chart look like?

Mothers can teach Lady in Waiting to their daughters at home or mothers and daughters can attend a seminar together!

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How much does the Lady in Waiting Program cost?

Lady in Waiting is very affordable for families.  Our virtual materials are available for FREE for all registrants  and can be viewed in the form of beautiful flipbooks on our website.  The flipbooks can be viewed on any device, including pc, mac, ipad, iphone, and android.  Professionally Printed materials are also available for purchase.

Through our ministry, Sunshine Partners, Cherry Blossom Buds has both full scholarships and partial scholarships to give away.  Scholarships are opened to everyone.  Contact Kelly for information kelly@cherryblossombuds.com


Lady in Waiting Home Instruction Program:   $100

Lady in Waiting Cycle Awareness In-Person Seminar:   $140

Lady in Waiting Cycle Awareness Virtual Seminar:   $100


Program Materials:

       Virtual Materials:     


The Lady in Waiting Instructions and Charts Booklet

(40 page full-colored online flipbook)

Printable Activity Packet 

Reproducible Charts and Sticker Sheets

Online Teaching Guide


Professionally Printed Materials


 The Lady in Waiting Instructions and Charts Booklet

(40 page full-color spiral bound booklet)

12 Charts

100 cherry blossom bud stickers

Activity Packet

Vinyl Pencil Pouch

Digital Thermometer


The Lady in Waiting Home Instruction Program

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Lady in Waiting Virtual Seminar

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