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"Children are hardwired for struggle"

I had watched a TED talk with Brene Brown several years ago and it brought me to tears.  She is a “shame researcher” whose story is very powerful.   513 more words


An Excited Child.

I have a VERY excited 11 year old at the moment.

This isn’t because it’s half term, or because we’re off on holiday, or even a day out to London. 281 more words


Being 10 is tough

My little sister is annoying, my parents are overbearing and my 4 year old little brother leaves cookie crumbs in my bed. Being 10 is tough. 10 more words

Tween Time

The Twenty-Four Hour Lipstick Mystery

The Twenty-Four-Hour Lipstick Mystery by Bonnie Pryor, 1989.

Cassie Adams, who is eleven years old, has never been happy with her looks, and now that her friends are starting to shave their legs and get interested in boys, she feels plainer than ever. 401 more words


Hey June Morrison Tee and McCalls 7150 shorts

So, back to normal programming!  Don’t think that I have suddenly started sewing in a frenzy since returning from holiday.  I have managed to sew one garment during the past fortnight but I think that there are over 30 items from last year that are still unblogged.   789 more words


“Saukerl,” she laughed, and as she held up her hand, she knew completely that he was simultaneously calling her a Saumensch. I think that’s as close to love as eleven-year-olds can get.

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Look for Royalty!

I am working on a comic version of Esther!

Perhaps you were put in this royal position for such a time as this!” Esther 4:14… 21 more words