GIRL SPEAK: 4,000 cookies and beyond: How Faith and Girl Scouts shape one California girl’s life

Lydia Smith, an 11-year old Junior, joined girl scouts as a Daisy in kindergarten and never imagined all the wonderful experiences she would have! Each year she has set a cookie sales goal for herself and each year she has passed it. Because of her successes she has shared trips to Disneyland and Catalina Island with her Girl Scout sisters. And last year, because she … Continue reading GIRL SPEAK: 4,000 cookies and beyond: How Faith and Girl Scouts shape one California girl’s life

16-year old Malala Yousafzai: The first girl ever to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Sadness is relative. It’s not a competition between people to see who has more stress in their life. We all have days when we just want to scream and cry, and as a young person your daily life is full of ups and downs, trying to juggle friends, family, school and other activity demands. It’s the same for adults, too. But when the drama in your life seems … Continue reading 16-year old Malala Yousafzai: The first girl ever to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

5 awesome women this mom dressed her daughter as – instead of a Disney Princess!

We’re already two weeks into October and the fun tradition of dressing up as our favorite ghouls, goblins, and Disney characters for Halloween is fast approaching. Many of us have been working on costumes for weeks. Most already have an idea of what we want to trick-or-treat as.  Of course, if you’re like me, you’re still open to the possibilities. Which brings us to an interesting … Continue reading 5 awesome women this mom dressed her daughter as – instead of a Disney Princess!