Caring For Women Through the Ages

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I was heartened to read about how Johnson & Johnson has helped women through the ages. Did you know all of this fascinating info? Read on! #DiscoverJNJ #ad
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I have memories that stretch back to being a little girl, in which I remember being so happy to have been born female.

I didn’t give much thought to whether other people felt this way, or even if there was a majority or minority on the subject. It’s that I felt like I was part of a tight-knit group. Two sisters, a mom, four grandmothers, aunts, cousins, friends, and neighbors. The world can be challenging for women, though, in many ways. And I discovered that when I was older. I attended an all-women’s college and took many women’s history classes. I also studied Women in the Media. We are a fascinating bunch. I was raised by a strong woman who was raised by a strong woman who was raised by a strong woman, and so on. We have a long history in this country, and a history of longevity and boldness. I hope I’m carrying that torch.

And I know my super strong daughter is too.

I was heartened to read about Johnson & Johnson’s long commitment to the health and wellbeing of women and families, dating back to the late 1800s! Johnson & Johnson created Maternity Kits in the 1890s – which were filled with surgical products and easy-to-follow instructions that helped make childbirth and the first days of life safer for mother and baby.

(Image Courtesy: Johnson & Johnson Archives)

Then, in 1897 Johnson and Johnson mass produced disposable sanitary napkins. These replaced the alternative homemade methods that women relied on. Johnson & Johnson continues this work today – working with organizations worldwide to provide women, children, and expectant mothers with the resources they need to live healthy lives. We all deserve that.

(Image Courtesy: Johnson & Johnson Archives)

Johnson & Johnson has a dual commitment to public health education and high-quality products, and it shows! They’ve been at the forefront of healthcare for well over a century. Reading about their heritage is powerful for me.

It’s powerful for me as a granddaughter, a daughter, a wife and mother.

For more information about Johnson and Johnson’s Commitment to Women, check out their digital museum, here.

And make sure to watch this compelling video. I watched it four times with Scarlet!

Did you know about Johnson & Johnson’s long history of caring for women?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.


Caring For Women Through the Ages — 5 Comments

  1. Hi Tamara, I love that old maternity kit. It’s so basic, but served a purpose and paved the way for a different way of thinking. With my son I swore y Johnson & Johnson products, but my daughter was actually allergic to it and I couldn’t use it on her.


  2. Oh neat! Thanks for sharing the history of this company with us. I had no idea that they supplied sanitary napkins and that they paved the way for women in business <3

  3. I love that you come from such a long line of STRONG WOMEN! What a gift, Tamara. What a GIFT you are passing on to that sweet Scarlet- who will pass on strength to the next generations to come!

    I didn’t know Johnson &Johnson was so involved with equipping women through the ages. I just love that. 🙂

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