Yuki’s Infamous Egg Cake Roll-Ups
In “My Chinese Lunch” (page 22 of the Fall 2021 issue of NMG magazine), Yuki writes about the traditional Chinese food her family makes. Try making her “infamous Egg Cake Roll-Ups” for yourself and your family!
Happy Teacher’s Day!
September 5th is Teacher’s Day in India! Udeeta, 12, India, wrote this poem to celebrate.
Do our teachers ever cook food?
Do our teachers ever act to be rude?
Do our teachers ever sleep?
Do our teachers ever serve a birthday treat?
Do our teachers ever dream?
DO our teachers…
New Ask a Girl questions! What’s your advice?
Hey Girls! Lily2 here! I need some help. I thought I was pretty smart… but then zoom school happened. Now my parents say i need a tutor. I’m disappointed at myself. I know I’m not the only person in the world who needs tutoring but it feels like I am. Any advice? ~Lily2, 10, CA
Hi. I have always had trouble liking myself and the pandemic has not helped with that. I spend way too much time looking at myself in a mirror, wishing I was more beautiful. I know I shouldn’t care what others think abut me, but I can’t help it. How do I stop this? ~LM, 10, CA
How Aggravating from Eden, 9, NY
One night, I watched a movie called “The Sand Lot” with my Dad and some friends. The movie was about a group of boys that played baseball. I loved the movie except for one thing, in the movie the boys had some rivals and they were shooting bad comments at each other. One of the comments was, “YOU PLAY LIKE A GIRL!” That really bothered me. It means girls are weak. If they think girls are not strong, they should watch the movies ” Raya and the Last Dragon”, “Mulan”, “Aladdin”, “Frozen”, and “Frozen 2”! Cause the belief that girls are weak, is just wrong. ~Eden, 9, NY
Alexa says her best friend, Maya, 10, NY, is a Beautiful Girl because . . .
she is kind to everyone she meets even if they are not the nicest person. She stands up for herself and her friends and has a lot of interests including baking, singing, writing books or short stories and playing with her friends. At Adventure Camp she faced a lot of challenges but was up for them. Maya has 3 precious pets and loves them very much. She plays with barbies and absolutely loves eating desserts. Especially if she made it. Maya is a great person and an amazing best friend. And whenever she comes over or I go to her house we always bake something. When we have two choices about what to play we don’t want to hurt one anothers feelings. We ran a lemonade stand to raise money for children with cancer. We made over $700! She is always partly excited for things even if she is also nervous. She is definitely a go-getter. I love her as a friend and that will never change. Love, Alexa
A Letter From Hansa, 9, India
HOW IT FEELS BEING PUBLISHED – By Hansa
Hey guys! Today I saw my work in NMG magazine. It was a magical feeling! I’m so happy, I can’t stop grinning! It’s an accomplishment to see my work in the magazine, with all the others. I’ve never actually been published in a magazine, and I feel really proud. Thank you, NMG for helping me be myself, and publishing my work in your wonderful magazine. So, dear girls, send your work to NMG! Once it gets published in an issue, the feeling will be worth it!
That’s all for today. See you guys later! Lots of love, ~ Hansa
Art by Kate, 11, NC
“This is my favorite quote, so I incorporated it into this drawing.” Check out more New Moon Girls’ art at Luna’s Art Gallery!
Luna’s Art Gallery is live now!
Luna’s Art Gallery is now a page on the website! You can scroll through other New Moon Girls’ art and see your own work up there. Whether you’re a photographer, painter, illustrator, or something completely different, send us your art!
Share Your Voice! At New Moon, girls share their voices and speak their minds with confidence and passion in the world, even when it seems like the world’s not listening.
Make Shining Today as Beautiful As YOU!
Have you noticed how the top of the Shining Today page can look . . . well . . . a little boring? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was something beautiful by the words Shining Today? Do you have an idea? Share a piece of artwork or other image for the Shining Today page! It can have words like Shining Today, Shining at the Moon, By the Light of the Moon, or any other words YOU think represent New Moon Girls or it can just be an image without words:
Summer 2021 is in the mail! Have you read yours?
Ursula says her friend Scout, 11, WA is a Beautiful Girl because: “of the stories she writes, how she’s always been my friend and shared every thing with me and the imaginary games we used to play when we were little. Scout loves to read books, splash in her pool, and listen to music. She climbs trees with me and once we were courageous when we went alone on a hike with no adults. She plays truth or dare, loves books (harry potter), swimming, playing video games, and making art and stories, and she has sensory issues but it doesn’t hold her back!
Summer features this Ask a Girl question from Eleanor, 13. What’s your advice?
Dear Ask a Girl,
During Covid, it’s hard to get involved in activities. I love acting, so things like film, theater, voice, dancing. I don’t know how I can get involved during such a challenging time. I did one musical over Zoom, but it wasn’t the same. Do you have any suggestions? – Eleanor, 13
New Letter: From a New Moon Girl to New Moon Girls ~
Dear NMG Girls, I just wanted to come on here and give you all some support about the vaccine! With teens ages 12-15 now eligible to get the vaccine, we’re ALL nervous! And that is OKAY! I got my first one an hour ago (I’m writing this at 12:31pm on June 15th!) My arm is a little sore and achy, but it was so worth it! Once you get it, you’ll feel so good and protected! I hope you all feel a little better about it, and just know that ALL of us are here, if you’re worried, and we’re here to support YOU! You are loved, you matter, and you are AMAZING!! Hugs!! – Mason, 13, OR
Dear Luna from Mason:
Dear Luna ~ I made Lilys’ (11, OR) recipe for Onion and Mushroom Soup, and oh my goodness, it was amazing!! It was gone within ONE DAY, and therefore I recommend making it! It’s so tasty!! Hugs!! – Mason, 13, OR
Mushroom & Onion Soup by Lily, 11, OR
1 TBSP butter
1/2 TBSP Olive oil
1/2 an onion
1 portobello mushroom
1/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup Marsala cooking wine
1 TBSP All-purpose flour
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
First, add butter and olive oil to a medium-sized pot over medium heat. While that is heating up, peel and dice the onion, and then add it to the pot.
Dice the portobello mushroom to desired thickness and add it in. Let that cook for 2 minutes, and then add in the Marsala wine. Let that cook for around 5 minutes.
Add the flour, and then the water. Stir well and increase heat to a boil. When it comes to a rolling boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until thickened. After that, add milk and seasoning. Enjoy! ~Lily, 11, OR
How Aggravating! from Mason, 13, OR
The other day, after my brother’s baseball practice, we got pizza from this delicious pizzeria. There was this man and his friend (who was a girl!) outside and suddenly, a random girl with sporty tights and a tighter t-shirt was walking by this guy, who was overly cocky by the way, and so he whistled and rubbed his chin, while looking at the girl in an inappropriate way. I honestly felt like yelling at him. Don’t men know that we’re HUMANS not OBJECTS? This man was so disrespectful. The woman ran away, because she felt so uncomfortable. He was laughing after, and making kissing noises. This woman deserves to be treated with respect as do ALL WOMEN! I’m just so appalled, so sorry if I’m ranting… I just can’t believe people are not dealing with and/or fixing this issue enough! When I grow up, I don’t want that to happen to me! I don’t want to feel pressured, unsafe, and stuck! I’m sure you other NMG girls definitely don’t want that, too… So I urge all of you girls to stay informed and prepared on self defense mechanisms because in our world, they really do matter. Hugs and Safety/Respect Wishes, Mason
June 24th will be the Full Moon
Rose Moon by Lily, 11, OR
June’s full moon has many names: Strawberry Moon, Hot Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon, and more!
Here’s “Sun Flower Moon” by Lucky, 10, OR!
Did you know every full moon has special names? Here’s a list, for extra inspiration…
January: Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Ice Moon
February: Snow Moon, Storm Moon
March: Worm Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Sugar Moon
April: Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, Egg Moon
May: Flower Moon, Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon
June: Strawberry Moon, Hot Moon, Rose Moon
July: Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon
August: Sturgeon Moon, Fruit Moon, Grain Moon
September: Harvest Moon, Corn Moon, Barley Moon
October: Hunter’s Moon, Dying Grass Moon, Sanguine Moon
November: Beaver Moon, Frosty Moon
December: Cold Moon, Oak Moon
NEW from Mar, 12, NJ
In my Homeschool spelling workbook, you have to highlight all the base words, suffixes, and prefixes in a paragraph about someone from history. Each new paragraph is a lesson, and there 36 lessons. Only 6 of those lessons are about women!!! 6! And the 30 other guys they talk about aren’t even that interesting. They’re all people I’ve heard of. The theme of this book is “Modern Milestones”, all about people who invented or proved big things. There are plenty of awesome women from history out there – so why can’t they put more of them in the book? I will be sending the company an email. GRRR!!! ~Mar, 12, NJ
Ruthy’s Vegan Dandelion Ice Cream With Three Wishes Inside!
My mom came up with the idea to put dandelions in ice cream, to use some of the thousands of dandelions in our yard. I love gathering the dandelions, it’s great fun looking for the prettiest ones. And I love the transformation that the ice cream maker or freezer does, making what looks a bit like a thickish milk into, well, ice cream.
Vegan Dandelion Ice Cream For Three
1 cup cashews, soaked overnight or for 4+ hours
1 cup nut milk or other nondairy milk
1/2 cup dandelion petals
1/6-1/4 cup maple syrup
A few blueberries, to taste
A few lilac blossoms (optional)
Blend all ingredients together. Pour into bowl or container, and freeze, stirring every 30 minutes. Or, if you have an ice cream maker, churn in that until whatever your desired consistency is. Serve in three bowls.
Put an extra blueberry and a lilac flower or two on top for garnish, if you wish.
It is not a baked good, so I won’t bake anything inside, but rather sprinkle wishes on top with the lilac and/or blueberries. As this is a recipe for three, three people get wishes. My own wish is for the climate crisis to cease, and for all humans around the world to be educated and working to fight climate change.
I asked two of my sisters for wishes, and here are their wishes:
The first sister said for COVID to end
And the second said, an extra bowl of ice cream!! ~Ruthy, 12, MI
🌈More happening at the Moon
New Howl from Mason, 13, OR
Howl from Hansa
We’re working on WINTER too!
Really? Yes! It’s true! The Winter magazine theme is “Lights in the Darkness”. Here’s what Hansa, 9, India thinks about this theme:
What “Lights in darkness” means to me!
Hey! It’s Hansa, and today I’m here to talk about what “Lights in darkness” means to me. ~ I think it means hope in hard times. It means, you shouldn’t ever give up hope, no matter how out of hand things get. Just try to stay calm and smile. ~ I think that it also means that hope is always there even when you think it’s not. ~ I wrote a poem about it, but I can show that to you sometime later. ~ Anyway, What do YOU think about it? I would love to listen about it! So what are you waiting for? Click on the “How girls get published” link right away!
You’re awesome, don’t forget that!
Thank you, Hansa! You’re awesome, too ! ! ! Dear New Moon Girls, do you want to be part of the Winter issue? Read More About Lights in the Darkness HERE.