The Winter Blues
For many people, winter is a rather cold and dark time of year. The sun rises and sets earlier, temperatures drop, and rain or snow make the skies cloudy and gray. With this change in weather, it’s easy to catch the winter blues. That’s why it’s important to stay positive and active in the winter. […]
A no-bake twist on regular Oreo® cookies that everyone will love. Find more great recipes in your December issue of SHINE Brightly!
By Angelica Hagman Illustration by Beth Mills Applause and whistles bounced against the auditorium walls, but Anna simply stared at the results on the whiteboard in the middle of the stage. She’d gotten twenty-two votes. More than seven other girls in her grade. But still less than Stina’s twenty-five. “Looks like we have this year’s […]
Here’s a video note from Macy to one of our Dear SHINE submissions. Dear SHINE brightly Team from GEMS Girls’ Clubs on Vimeo.
They Bought A Zoo
Imagine waking up to the sound of a lion’s roar, and walking outside to feed some water buffalo, or play with a baby sloth. For Suzy (left) and Betsy (right) de Ridder, that’s what every day looks like! When their family bought a zoo a few years ago, it was like a dream come true. […]
By Sherry Kyle Illustration by Jennifer Kalis “We’re engaged!” Mom held up her hand. A sparkly diamond ring shimmered in the light that hung above the restaurant’s table. It had been five years since my dad passed away, and it was about time my mom found someone to love. Daniel was great for my […]