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Everyone Poops Graphic Tee

Let’s get real—we ALL go to the bathroom.

And I’m even going to make the assumption that around half of you reading this have googled something in regards to your own bowel movements. Who decided to create such a negative stigma around poop talk? Well, we decided to break down that barrier and launch this fun poop-centric website, Hip2Poop.

There are two main reasons that led to this site’s development:

Reason 1 – It’s April Fool’s Day, and y’all know I love a good April Fool’s prank! Every year we try to outdo ourselves. As if we hadn’t already launched two new sites in the past year, why not tack on a third! 👊

Reason 2 – And this is the important reason why: I have struggled BIG time in the past with gut issues. So much so, that I was pretty much forced to get comfortable with the four letter word – POOP, which meant everyone around me got comfortable with the subject as well.

Let me expand on Reason #2 (yes, pun intended)

Ever since I was little, I’ve had difficulty going to the bathroom—specifically, (you guessed it) going “number two”. I was told that I had IBS-C (irritable bowel syndrome with constipation). With that said, I was constantly constipated, was regularly bloated with massive abdominal distention, often dealt with cramps/stomach pains, and the gas… Oh my, I had lots of it!

This girl is sure thankful for her hubby…

Collin & Jeremy

Oh how I love my sweet hubby. Through the thick of it (get it?! 😜), he’s been by my side. Always supportive – no matter the gas that was passed or the constant complaints about not going #2.

Through the years, I experimented with multiple diets, not for weight loss, but in an attempt to find some relief that didn’t require laxatives. Trust me, taking laxatives regularly does more harm than good. I was in and out of doctors’ offices trying to figure out what I could do to have regular bowel movements and not feel bloated… ALL. THE. TIME.

As many of you may know, I found solace in keto and discovered that eating a ketogenic diet slowly started to resolve the chronic constipation and stomach bloat that had caused me so much turmoil. It was pretty amazing to see the issues I had been dealing with for so many years start to dissipate. This was the main reason behind launching Hip2Keto (intended to be a much more serious site than Hip2Poop, may I add 😂).

If you experience digestive issues or are even mildly interested in keto, I’d love for you to check out Hip2Keto to learn more in a supportive community setting.

The point is, because digestive issues have been such a struggle for me, I’m a proud pooper and celebrate it! 💩

Collin & Stetson in bathroom with toilet paper

It’s not something that most people talk about, and I understand it can be a gross topic… but because of my past, I’ve decided to make light of this issue. I thought, why not just embrace this as an accomplishment and make it fun!

So that’s where Hip2Poop comes in. It’s truly a celebration of healthy movements while poking a little fun at the entire stigma. We hope you have as much fun exploring the site as we have had creating it!

Remember, it’s Hip to Poop!

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Comments 102

  1. pam sarno

    can’t wait for the site to be live thanks for all you do collin

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome! Thanks a TON for the super sweet comment! Be sure to check it out through the link above! ♥💩

  2. Ben

    Thanks for sharing! I always had problems ever since I was little and my parents never did anything about it and now being older the doctors want to do surgery and I told them no! I don’t think my parents were meant to be parents! Take care Collin!

    • Harlow

      Hi Ben thanks for your comment. I’m so glad for the hip poop site any time something kept secret is brought open is healthy I don’t think my parents were made be parents either because they ignore me and suck thank you Ben I’m glad I’m not only one I’m gonna buy the bird poop tee lol all good 🙂

  3. Kimberly

    I empathize with ya! 😉

  4. Jb

    Can relate to this. Thanks for making a fun day and being real about a subject that everyone does but for some reason can’t talk about. 🤭👃🙊💩

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome, Jb! Thanks for taking a moment to comment! I sure appreciate the sweet feedback!

  5. Ana

    I just watched a series on the 700 Club called, Build a better gut. I learned a lot from watching it. I also got a free booklet with things you can do for gut health. It was free, I’m not sure if they still have it or not but it’s worth looking into even if you you dont struggle with it, it tells you how to keep your gut healthy. I hope I articulated that okay 😊

  6. Sarah

    I suffer from IBS as well… It’s not a good time, but these posts have been making me laugh all day!! I’m still searching for a solution 🙁

    • Holly

      I have IBS-D, so the opposite problem. For me, saturated fats tend to trigger it. On the plus side, staying away from saturated fats has kept my weight down!

    • Laura

      I take peppermint gels from Now, helps greatly with IBS.

  7. S

    I am struggling with this with my very picky eater who is 7 years old. After being prescribed lactulose and then Miralax, she currently drinks Benefiber to help. But we are still adjusting how much and how often.

    • Angela

      We were told to use Miralax for our child as well. I really hated giving that to them. Look into Calm (magnesium).

      • S

        Thank you 🙂

  8. jenifer

    Can you do a giveaway of the cute poop shirt?? It is so cute! My husband is in year two of working through gut issues. We have to laugh or it can become overwhelming!

    • Susan

      I second the poop/TP best friends shirt giveaway. It is so cute! and so true! My IBS became almost non existence 3 years ago when I switched to a vegetarian diet but I know this will not help everyone. My husband still deals with constipation and takes Miralax daily by doctors orders. I appreciate the Hip2Save Teams openness and honesty nd have really enjoyed today’s posts.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks for the suggestion, Jenifer! You can find them from Amazon HERE and HERE. Hope that helps!

  9. Reyna

    I need this!

  10. Michelle

    I’m a nurse- so the poop talk barrier was broken long ago…
    My kids were potty trained to a crazy 70’s video
    “Super Duper Pooper”!
    It was a bday party setting w clowns of all things and they sang a song that 18 years later our entire family still sings to embarrass a Big Pooper!
    🎶Hannah is a super duper pooper-
    She can potty w the best…
    Take a bow
    You’re a big girl now
    You’re the best Pooper in town🎶
    I know random comment but if there’s AnY chance that AnY other person has seen that video- I bet you’re singing that catchy tune right now!
    Wish I could find that video😂

      • Michelle

        ohhh emmm geee!
        Thank You! My family is cracking up
        That is GreaT!😂😂

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      LOL! SO funny! Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Vera

      Oh my gosh we had that video too!!! Hahaha yes it is a very catchy tune.

  11. countrygal

    I have found that drinking prune juice helps with constipation. I know many people hate it but I like it. And you get a serving of fruit, lol, kind of a 2 for 1 deal, lol. Thanks Collin for this, it is a subject that’s hard to talk about but you’ve made it much easier. Thanks for a fun day.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are SO very welcome! Thank YOU for spending the day with us!

  12. Sham

    Thank you for sharing. Trust me “I” understand. 💛

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome, Sham! 💖

  13. Monica

    Two really bad sweeteners are sucralose and stevia. Stevia can worsen kidney stones if you are prone. I found great success ( after two bad bouts of C. Diff. after antibiotics) with Florastor (sold at Target) and really good probiotics and Stonyfield yogurt. But don’t kill off the good bacteria with terrible artificial sweeteners. Will cause long term problems with both intestines and your bladder and kidneys.

  14. Laura

    Eating an insane amount of animal fat and protein every day, does not help constipation. Please stop dispensing medical advice.

    • Amy

      Where did she ever write that? Also, where did she give medical advice? 🧐🤯

      • celians

        In her post, she claims that a ketogenic diet reduces constipation and bloating and encourages people with digestive issues to visit her Hip2Keto site.

        The real advice should be to visit a doctor who has been formally educated on the subject.

        • Ash

          100% agree

        • J

          Calm down people, take a chill pill. Some people can not afford to go to the doctor, so doing research online often leads to people helping others to try different things to solve their medical problems.

          • saydee

            Why does everyone have to take a chill pill ?? If i said what collin says u all would crucify me. Because the blog owner says it, its the holy grail ?

            • x

              Sounds like you are jealous saydee.

        • heather

          “As many of you may know, I found solace in keto and discovered that eating a ketogenic dietslowly started to resolve the chronic constipation and stomach bloat that had caused me so much turmoil. It was pretty amazing to see the issues I had been dealing with for so many years start to dissipate. ” People: she said it helped HER. Nowhere did I read that she made the statement that the keto diet helps ALL digestive issues. Holy Moly.

        • Beth U.

          I can speak from a place of physician sanctioned treatment. My gastroenterologist started me on a Ketogenic diet for Crohn’s Disease. Ketogenic diet is anti-inflammatory. And before you say I need to find another GI doc you should consider this is a Mayo Clinic Gastroenterologist. I would think they would know their stuff… My inflammation markers are normal now and I have had no flares on my Humira for over a year…Before I was constantly on a prednisone taper or on a immunosuppressant. Educate yourself before you speak about something you know nothing about (other than what media has told you).

    • celians

      Although I don’t mind the poop theme, I agree 100% with this comment. Animal fat and protein are low in fiber, so they will increase constipation. If Collin’s constipation was reduced when she want on keto, it was probably a coincidence from another lifestyle change like eating more vegetables.

      • Blessed

        Just an FYI Keto is not actually high in animal fat and protein. More low carb, high good fat and moderate protein.

      • Krisp

        Umm many veggie are not Keto so maybe read up on it if you want to comment about it.

        • Buckeyemom

          And many vegetables are keto friendly…so perhaps you should read up on it. I have been keto for over 4 years. Also, contrary to popular belief, keto is not all bacon dipped in butter, smothered with cheese, on a slab of steak. As most of us are all adults, do your own research, talk to a medical professional & make your own educated decisions…based on all that freshly gained juicy knowledge. Peace & happy pooping✌💩

    • Gisette

      You guys need to stop 🛑 with the lecturing. It’s annoying and just plain rude.

    • GM

      You’re welcome to unfollow if you have such a problem with it. I never saw any medical advice dispensed. Your comment was closer to dispensing medical advice than her sharing what works for her. So how about you follow your own advice and stop dispensing medical advice? #theresalwaysone #dontbethatperson

      • Gisette


        • saydee

          There always an amen 🙄🙄 please be original.

          • Gisette

            AMEN 😉

      • Ash

        Telling someone to see a doctor for medical issues isn’t dispensing medical advice 🤦‍♀️

        • Jb

          No…But done with a pretty sh•tty attitude.

          • saydee

            Too bad

    • J

      Laura, are you okay? I think you’re hallucinating, Hip2save never gave medical advice. In fact read the post, because she said the opposite of your ridiculous comment. She said eating a vegetarian diet has improved her problems with constipation.

      • saydee

        I like laura the best. Hallucinating or not she honest and truthful

      • R

        You must be new. She’s definitely not a vegetarian

  15. Coronado

    Your site today is absolutely adorably hilarious! You look like you had a lot of fun putting it all together , judging by your huge grin pics ! Kudos!!!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, thanks for the feedback! Yes! SO fun! ♥💩

  16. BEV


    • Kp

      I think you mean “disgusting”.

    • J

      Let’s get Bev a dictionary!!!!!!!!!

      • saydee

        Coming from someone who cant go by more than one letter. 🙄🙄

  17. Heather Quinn-Schilling

    I’m glad you’re feeling better! We have IBS and Crohns in this family, so I understand “talking” about that issue!

  18. Kalynn

    We love you, Collin!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks a bunch for the kind comment! That sure mad my day! 🥰

  19. gypse2

    Loving the Poop post today, from someone who needs to poop 😉

  20. Kathleen

    Celiac disease causes GI issues. If you have Any of those symptoms, you need the Full panel run. 80% are undiagnosed 🙁

  21. Cindy Dean

    I would love your t-shirt! It is adorable! Where did u get it? Can you give some away?!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks so much! You can find them on Amazon HERE and HERE!

  22. Holly

    I think it’s a generational thing–older generations tend to think poop talk is inappropriate. My 60 year old mom confided that she still never even farts in front of my dad, and let alone laughs about bodily functions. My husband and I are mid-thirties and think poop/fart talk is hilarious. Our three boys agree, of course. My IBS and my youngest son’s constipation issues also led to a very relaxed home atmosphere where we all feel free to discuss or laugh at anything poop related.

  23. Amanda Flowers

    I feel your pain, I also suffer from IBS-C and yes it’s something you end up talking about with the ones you live with and your doctors.

  24. coulter

    On a more honest note colin, who are we kidding, more than half of us are reading this in the bathroom while…💩

    • Jamie

      👆🏻best comment ever

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      LOL! 💩🧻

  25. J

    Love this post and the website! Thank you for your honesty in regards to this problem. I too have suffered from this problem all of my life. You’re helping many people get comfortable with the poop conversation especially with their doctors to see if they can find something to remedy the situation to make life a little easier.

  26. Tiff

    I have had issues since I was small with what I called a “nervous stomach”. I just found out January 7th that I am Gluten intolerant and lactose intolerant! I was double whammed with the news fell into depression and slowly made changes to my diet. Three months later I am feeling better and on the road to healing. Thank you for sharing. This is something people feel so alone in and it’s easy to become depressed when you feel like your the only one.

    • J

      Please don’t feel bad or get depressed because you are definitely not alone! Everytime we feel alone God shows us we are so much alike than we are different.

  27. Marcia

    I have enjoyed and appreciated the open discussion and information about a bodily function that we have made taboo to talk about. The posts have made me chuckle at times and shake my head in agreement and think “amen to that”. Thank you Collin for being human and challenging us to be so also. You go girl!!! (Pun intended)

    • J


  28. SMGP

    Thanks for being so open about your IBS. My husband fought with severe ulcerative colitis for 11 years. We got used to ‘poop talk’ quickly in our marriage. Some people get bent out of shape talking about bathroom issues, but it’s an important part of life and not funny when you’re on the struggle-bus with your digestive system.
    I just lost my husband to cancer but he would have appreciated your light-hearted approach so much. He never lost his sense of humor about 💩.

    • J

      Thank you for sharing your story as well SMGP. God bless!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome! SO very sorry for your loss! Thanks so much for taking a moment to share your story with us! ♥

  29. Elle

    This doesn’t surprise me. I had a similar experience. I think there are a lot of people out there who think they have IBS (not saying Collin didn’t), but it’s really just some food sensitivity/allergy. I thought I had IBS, but it was really just gluten sensitivity. I don’t have any issues since I stopped eating gluten. (I also lost weight which I had been struggling with for a while and am not hungry as much.) It’s a pretty harmless way to see if you’ll feel better. You’re not taking meds or getting surgery. You’re just cutting out something that isn’t essential. If you cut out gluten (or casein – the protein in milk that’s similar to gluten) and you feel better it’s probably worth it to not eat it. They’re plenty of other things you can eat and enjoy.

  30. Susan

    The pictures are cute. Poop happens.

  31. Lisa

    Is all this hype an April Fool’s joke?

  32. Richard

    The more the merrier, I had a question…do you post instant win games anymore? What category do they fit in? I miss those…

  33. Mari Jo

    Love the everyone poops shirt, where did you get it?? We have the book, and being a 30 year foster/ adoptive mom to 200 kids, we have had lots of GI issues. So glad so much is out on the open, And people can talk about stuff that was taboo before. Was glad to see People’s article on Marcia Cross and her anal cancer, zero red flags. Breast cancer is front and center, but anal anything is still whispered about. That make it hard for support. cute funny shirts like these make it “out there”. so may of us suffer from GI issues, but never talk about it. Go And again , where to get that adorable shirt??

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Hi there! you can grab them from Amazon HERE and HERE!

  34. Em

    My 11year old daughter has struggled with GI issues for many years. It’s been a struggle, especially at school (alternating IBS-D and IBS-C…now mostly constipated). She’s had multiple tests and other issues have been ruled out (Celiac disease, UC, Crohn’s, etc.) but GI issues are just tricky. I am also a Registered Dietitian and my experience with people with GI issues is that everyone is different…what works for one person does not work for another. For IBS, a low FODMAP diet (progression of diet elimination with slow reintroduction of foods) may work but not everyone responds the same. And science is ever changing. I just have to say “thank you” to Collin, also! As I said, my daughter has struggled with bowel issues for years and to get her to openly discuss it has been challenging but bringing humor in to it helps! I showed her the pictures of the t-shirts and she giggled so hard! Would love to be able to purchase some! ❤️

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, How sweet! Glad she thought they were fun! You can snag them from Amazon HERE and HERE. ♥

  35. Jodi P

    Menstruation, and the many issues about it, is still not “out in the open” enough. But I don’t think there should be menstruation-themed items, like “stained” bedding and towels, cookies decorated as used sanitary items, etc, etc.

    • J

      The difference here is that everyone poops. When it affects you personally, family members or friends you’ll be thinking completely different. And it’s 2019, we should be progressing especially as females & leave those antiquated behind. Talking about poop especially with your doctor can save lives. If not, it can lead to cancer when you’re having problems with your digestive system.

      • J

        *we should leave those antiquated thoughts behind*

  36. yellowcinderella

    I have also struggled with IBS along with several friends. My friend suggested that I try Plexus. Let me tell you – night and day difference ladies! It helped me so much and I told so many people that everyone told me I should sell it! Well, jokes on them because now I do. Might as well get paid for the easy of pooping! I know that one thing doesn’t fix everyone, but if you are struggling you should at least look into Plexus. It’s all natural and has a 60 day money back guarantee. Not trying to sell anything – it’s Collins site, and Plexus can be expensive, but when you’re desperate, you’re desperate and that’s how I felt when my friend introduced me to Plexus. If you want info you can Google it or if it’s allowed here just leave your email and I will respond that way. Here’s to better pooping! 🙂 Super cute April fools Colin!

    • barb

      Also try Slippery Elm Bark (I buy the Nature’s way brand on Amazon – super cheap). If you suffer from constipation this pill is magic. Read the reviews on Amazon, that might help explain what it does. I have diverticulitus and it is very bad to get constipated, it causes further colon damage and can land you the hospital for surgery. The slippery elm just coats your poop or something because it just comes out like it’s supposed too – normal, soft, but firm and on a regular basis – hope thats not too graphic, sorry. I only take one capsule, maybe 2 if I ate something like a ton of bread, but I think most people take 3 or 4 or more. But taking only one works for me. I’m sure it doesn’t work the same for everyone, but its also worth a try if you can’t afford Plexus.

  37. patricia

    Thank you Collin and all the hip2save team for all you do and for a fun April fool’s day again like previous years. 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

  38. Jen

    Thank you for sharing! I discovered my kiddo’s gluten intolerance when a poster on another site mentioned behavior and constipation as signs of gluten issues in children. My husband has been to every doctor for the major inflammation that has overrun his body to no avail but he’s discovered relief from others who have dealt with inflammation. Keep on sharing – it’ll help someone!!

  39. Connie

    Thanks for all the fun! It made the day interesting!

  40. Stephanie

    I really appreciate you and your sites and your honesty when it comes to pooping and stomach issues. I’m in my early 20’s and am in the process of being diagnosed with gastrointestinal issues and it can be really hard to talk to other people about these things. Hip2Poop is great!

  41. Jamie

    Love this!!! Thanks Colin!! I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 2 years ago and had to get real comfortable with discussing my bowel movements. LOL Glad to see that other people understand.💕

  42. Indhu

    Intermittent fasting improves gut health so that should make bowel movements better.

  43. Barb

    I thought H2P was an April Fools joke, I’m so glad it’s real and people are talking about this. I had H-Pylori 4 years ago and went on and insane amount of antibiotics for 3 weeks. It stripped my stomach of everything and I suffered from diarreah for a long time after. Then I developed a phobia everytime I was in public because I thought I would have an accident. I was felt home bound for almost 3 years, terrified to go anywhere. On top of that I have diverticulitus and thats a whole other topic. The things that healed my stomach (aside from the phobia, I am still kinda dealing with that), after doing an extensive amount of research is the following: I found that Slippery Elm Bark (Natures Way’) and Jarrow Formulas L-Glutamine Powder helped heal my stomach problems. The diverticultis can cause constipation and that leads to further colon damage so the Slippery Elm works like a charm without causing diarreah – nothing like a laxative and I found it worked better and without any side effects I get from metamucil or miralax, etc., and I take a good probotic. Also, I never drink milk. I sometimes take a Betaine HCl 648 mg – (its a digestive enzyme) if I eat pizza or something with cheese that will cause me digestive problems. I went off gluten for a time and that didn’t change anything for me, plus it was hard to get my family to eat my gluten free food – I didn’t mind how it tasted, but they wouldn’t touch it and it was alot of work for just me. Anyway, if you suffer from gut problems, I hope what worked for me will also work for you too. Because I tried everything out there until I found what worked for me. So here is the break down again. 1. take a probotic in the morning on an empty stomach – 2. take a teaspoon of L-Glutamin in a glass of water – 3. take a Slippery Elm pill (I took them at night and everything was good to go in the morning, 🙂 4. take an enzyme pill if eating cheese or spicey foods that might be hard to digest. Hopefully you too will be fixed!!! Now if anyone can help with the psychological end of it that would be great!! I’m excited for the new site to launch, we can all have a good laugh while helping each other heal!!

  44. barbtall

    Oh darn my comments were deleted, hope I didn’t say something wrong. Just wanted to share what has worked for my digestive problems and even saved me from surgery. I’ve suffered for the past 4 years and if I can help even one person then maybe my suffering will not have been a total waste. Oh well, I’m glad people are talking about their issues, maybe we can help each other and get some healing relief. I hope my comments will be be reinstated.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh bummer! Be sure to let us know if you do not see your comments posted so that we can check it out!

  45. yara

    Oh, yes I know what thats like. Tried many different medications and they only helped for a little time. Can’t wait to explore.

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