Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Guest Contributor: Reegan with Some Wise Advice for Her Little Sister

Hello and Welcome to the Girls Succeed blog!
Girls Succeed!
This week I am excited to publish an article contributed by Reegan, a senior in high school. She has some wonderful advice for her little sister. If you have a sister, I know you will identify with their relationship and probably get a smile out of reading her post. Enjoy.

Little Sister by Reegan 
Reegan and Her Little Sister

My sister can be annoying. Everything I do she wants to do it too. It’s hard to have a little sister who wants to be like you. She follows me around the house and wants to play pretend.

 “I’m too big for that” I'd say, "but I’ll always be your friend."

“Go away and play. I have important things to do," I told her.

Then before I knew it, my little sister grew. I remember so many great times we shared and wish we had more. Creating wonderful memories that will withstand time, that’s what friends are for.
I still can’t believe the little baby I talked to through mommy’s belly button, is officially a teenager today.

Now that you’re a teenager, here is some advice:

-don’t hate
-some people will never like you; kill them with kindness, and don’t let it bother you.
- don’t believe stereotypes, always get to know others before you judge.
-please don’t grow up too soon
-don’t let your mistakes define you, but learn from them.
-you’re absolutely beautiful and don’t let others make you believe otherwise.
-know your worth.
-always say thank you and apologize when needed.
-be forgiving, never hold grudges.
-prioritize your happiness, and enjoy being a teenager.
-trust me, jr/high school will FLY
I love you, Addy. Happy 13th!💘 
--contributed by Reegan

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About Reegan
Reegan is a senior in high school this year. After graduation she plans to finish her associates degree this summer online because she is dual enrolled in high school and her local community college. She's not sure of her major yet, but she is considering a career in the medical field, either nursing or dermatology, or in social work/therapy careers.
She says, "My initial goal in my life, career-wise, is to always have something new to do and help people somehow."

Thanks, Reegan, for sharing with us on the Girls Succeed Blog! I love your life goal. Best wishes in whatever career you choose.
Share this blog post so others can read Reegan's advice to her little sister.
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If you would like to contribute an article for the Girls Succeed Blog, especially about careers or important girls or women in your life, please email with the 300-600 word article in the body of the email. My email address is jqrose02 at gmail dot com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Do you have a sister or a brother? Tell us about him or her in a comment below.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Achieve Your Goals in 2019, Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year 2019!

Time to celebrate the end of 2018 
and to usher in new year 2019.

A New Year means new chances, 
new opportunities, new goals. 
What do you want to achieve this year? 
Please leave a comment below with your goal. 

My Goal--I will complete a memoir about the first year we were in the floral business.
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Achieving your goals.

Wishing you all the best in 2016!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Wishing YOU a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas from J.Q. Rose
Photo from by digidreamgrafix
Merry Christmas

Wishing you all the joy, wonder, love, and peace of the Christmas season and beyond.

Listen to my new favorite Christmas song by Kutless, This is Christmas. The words remind us that Christmas is truly about God's gift to the world, his son, Jesus. 
Happy Birthday, Jesus!

You Tube Video
This is Christmas by Kutless
Happy Holidays from J.Q. Rose

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day Observed for 100 Years!

Veterans Day 2018
100 years after the end of WWI

Veterans Day has been observed every year since 1918, so the tradition is 100 years old this year!
Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day because an armistice, or peace/treaty, was signed to end the war, World War I, with the Germans. The documents were signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. So what time and day would that be?

November 11, 11 a.m.

Veterans Day in the USA is a reminder to thank those who served in our military for their service and to thank the current service men and women who are protecting our freedom. You don't need to wait to thank a vet. Thank him or her every day of the year!

Click on the article name below to read stories on the Girls Succeed blog about women veterans.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Election Time: When Did Women in the USA Win the Right to Vote?

Hello and welcome to the Girls Succeed blog.
Election Day is November 6, 2018
An important event for US citizens happens on Tuesday, November 6. It's election time when we vote for the people who will lead our country, states, counties, and cities. We also vote on proposals that will affect us such as making medical and/or recreational marijuana legal and increase the minimum wage for workers.
Flag of the United States of America
"Old Glory"
Women won the right to vote in the USA in 1920 when the US Congress passed the 19th amendment June 4, 1919, and ratified it on August 18, 1920. The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. 

But as early as 1869, the women of Wyoming received the right to vote. One reason the men decided on supporting the women's vote was because there were six men to every one woman in Wyoming at the time. The men hoped by giving women the right to vote, they would realize the Wyoming legislature was forward-thinking and cared about women's rights, so women would move to the state.

Mighty Girl has a fantastic list of books filled with information about The Suffrage Movement, the women's movement to win the right to vote. Go there and learn more about these strong, courageous women and the fight for the right to vote!

Click here to find out more about the Suffrage Movement in this article on the Girls Succeed blog.

We can't imagine not having the right to vote. We need to honor those women who fought and sacrificed in order to make the 19th amendment the law of the land. So, if you're old enough, please go vote!
Voting Day is November 6, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A Ghost Story for a Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!
I have a great novel for middle-grade readers. 
It includes GHOST stories. They certainly fit in with the Halloween spirit today.

Tales of the Lost Schooner by Sandy Carlson

Back of the Book: 
Historical fiction ghost stories set in the mid- 1800’s
The schooner’s captain pulled 12-year-old Honor Sullivan apart from the other orphans. Captain Klaus claimed he needed a strong lad like Honor for a sister he didn’t even have. But Honor has a sister – two of them. The last he’d seen of their fuzzy red heads was the end of September 1854, as they headed down the ship’s plank for the Orphan Train, going off to be placed out with a new family.
Tricked by the captain, and sailing around Michigan’s Mitten, Honor learns the ropes and duties of a sailor. He passes the time aboard down in the dark hold, listening to Old Salty’s tales of shipwrecks and ghosts. The stories won’t distract him for long, though. As soon as he can, Honor plans to abandon ship and go in search of his sisters.

You can find reviews and downloads at the links below:

LOST SCHOONER Print version:

LOST SCHOONER Kindle version: 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

HeForShe Program Sponsored by the United Nations, Be Safe Online

Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women
To empower girls to make their dream jobs come true.

In the Girls Succeed! eBook, Olympic hockey player Angela Ruggiero wasn't allowed to play ice hockey with the boys, but she sure showed them she could do the job as good and even better than the boys. 

Horticulturalist Sharon Loving relished digging in the dirt and growing plants and flowers. Boys aren't the only ones who can get dirty.

HeforShe is a program sponsored by the United Nations to achieve gender-equality worldwide.

Do you believe boys AND girls can excel in the same subjects in the classroom?
You can help to turn your classroom into an opportunity for change by being aware of gender-biased language used by students and instructors. You can also help to stop bullying in your school and online.

Do you like to play games online?

Online bullies want your silence. Enlist your friends and followers to send messages of support to victims of social media trolling. You’ll help turn the internet into a safe space for everyone.


Be Safe Online 
Here are some tips to make your online experience a good one for you and for your friends. 
  • Follow the family rules, and those set by the Internet service provider.
  • Never post or trade personal pictures.
  • Never reveal personal information, such as address, phone number, or school name or location.
  • Use only a screen name and don't share passwords (other than with parents).
  • Never agree to get together in person with anyone met online without parent approval and/or supervision.
  • Never respond to a threatening email, message, post, or text.
  • Always tell a parent or other trusted adult about any communication or conversation that was scary or hurtful.
Tips are from the Kids Health website. Click here to read more on their site.
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