Let me start from the very beginning

When you hear the word Depression I'm sure you don't think of anyone in elementary school. If you even think of kids being depressed, you might think of teenagers. You probably think of people who have something bad happen to them. But almost certainly, you don't think of a little girl still in elementary school, like me.

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ADHD: A day in the life

There are many symptoms of ADHD, but not everyone takes medication to control them. Many people with ADHD are labeled “troublemakers” as well.

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Running Like The Wind

I love running, it makes me feel free.   When I was about seven years old, my Nana started taking me on daily walks or runs. As I got older, we started keeping a journal to track all the places we went. Having an interest in and a love for running has taught me a lot.

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Photography is my way of escaping reality Photos help inspire me My photos inspire other people Photography helps me be creative

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A different point of view

he snow is starting to melt, it's starting to feel like spring, and Mother's Day is coming up. Mother's Day is a very special holiday that celebrates mothers and all their hard work. My mom has two kids (including me) and a wonderful puppy to help her celebrate. I could have written what I think about Mother's Day, but I decided I wanted to do something different. Instead, I interviewed my mom, to learn about Mother's Day from her perspective.

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Chickens

We are all looking forward to the garden my mom will start to plant in a couple weeks. She usually plants kale, potatoes, beets, lettuce, currents, tomatoes, broccoli, rhubarb, and peas. With what she grows, she makes currant jam, rhubarb jam, and I will make mashed potatoes.

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Trial and Error

Starting a garden this spring is not a high priority for me. My past experience with gardening has put the thought of staring another garden completely out of my head. It was about two years ago when I first tried to start a garden with my mom and aunt. It was originally my aunt’s idea, but mom and I were on board as soon as she explained to us what she had in mind. Being the naive little girl that I was, I had the thought of a huge garden with colorful vegetables and fruits in all directions. When my mind saw such a colorful place that I could have called my own, I made the decision to do whatever I could to achieve that.

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School Gardens

My family doesn’t garden. We just don’t have time. Because of this, I haven’t had the opportunity to experience gardening at all. Some schools offer a gardening program so that students that don't have a chance to garden at home can still have the experience. There aren't that many schools that offer gardening because it seems hard to start a gardening program.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Every year mom and I grow and harvest rhubarb. I love eating fresh rhubarb dipped in sugar or honey to make it sweet. I love making strawberry rhubarb pie, and I love even more being able to eat large pieces while it’s still warm. Strawberry rhubarb pie isn’t that hard to make, and is really good. I like mixing the rhubarb and sugar and cutting and mixing the dough to fit under and on top of the pie. Strawberry rhubarb pie is delicious and fun for everyone to make. Here is a recipe so you can make rhubarb strawberry pie at home.

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My Garden Experience

When my family and I started our garden we knew it would be a commitment, but we didn’t know what to expect. The first year, we had to make our garden beds. We had to get measurements and figure out exactly what we wanted to plant and where to put it. We had decided to plant tomatoes, snap peas, pumpkins, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, beats, cauliflowers, broccoli, strawberries and rhubarb.

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