Time Is Almost Up – 20% off until May 31!

 


New Moon Girls Media

Our Apologies – 20% Discount Extended

NMG member Athena reading NMGYou probably received an email from us early about our special 20th anniversary discount of 20% off through May 31 using the special rpomo code anniv20.

We are very sorry, we are having some technical issues, and the promo code has not been working.

But don’t worry! Any order processed on May 30, 2013 for the full price will be credited the 20% to honor the promotion.

That’s not all! We’re also extending this promotion through11:59pm CST on Sunday, June 2, 2013.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we figure this out!

Time Is Almost Up – 20% off until May 31!

This year, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of New Moon Girls in print, and to thank our supporters, we’re giving you a special discount of 20% off all memberships. Don’t miss out! This discount is only available through May 31.

Ever since 1993, each issue has been created by girls, for girls, all without ever having ads in the magazine or online. That means we are proudly member-supported. We always put our members first and never have a conflict between what we think is best for girls and what an advertiser thinks. And our members and supporters help us by telling others about NMG. We grew by word of mouth in 1993 and that is still how we get new members – only with your help!

So please tell your friends and family about our special discount of 20% off all memberships through May 31 as part of our 20th anniversary celebration! It’s a great deal on a great gift for the girls you know, so order now. Use code anniv20 in the promo code field at https://www.newmoon.com/customer-service/register/.

You can also order by phone: 1-800-381-4743. Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm central time.

Thank you for helping to keep New Moon Girls going for 20 years. With your help, we hope to keep going for 20 more!

 

Follow Us!

    

Copyright © 2013 New Moon Girls Media, All rights reserved.


Contact Us

New Moon Girl Media
P.O. Box 161287
Duluth, MN 55816 USA

Click on photo to order online. Order by phone: 1-800-381-4743. M-F, 8am-4pm central time.

The Buzz on the Honeybee Crisis

Bzz Bzz Bzz!

Hear that sound? It’s a honeybee!

Different from hornets and a close relative to bumblebees, honeybees have often been kept in hives by beekeepers for their beeswax and their ability to make liquid gold: honey! I don’t know about you, but I love to eat honey on my oatmeal for breakfast every day. Try out this recipe by Linn, 11, for Norwegian Heavy Cream Porridge and add some honey on top for a sweet treat!

Unfortunately, the current honeybee population is dropping to dangerously low levels. In 2006, beekeepers in North America began reporting losses of up to 90 percent of their hives.

“Happy Bee”, a drawing by LunarRuby, 11.

Happy Bee”, a drawing by LunarRuby, 11.

Almost a third of managed honeybees (honeybees that are kept by beekeepers in hives) in the U.S. died this past winter, continuing the trend of high losses of honeybee colonies that has happened every winter since 2006.

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time this has happened: researchers found literature all the way from the 1800s that details honeybee population drops. So what gives?

Researchers aren’t sure, but one possible reason for the recent population drops could be because of something called colony collapse disorder. This happens when honeybee colonies abruptly disappear from their beehives and die.

Certain pesticides used for farming have also been linked to the death of bees and are being investigated as a cause of colony collapse disorder, prompting Europe to ban such pesticides in an effort to stabilize the honeybee population.

So why do the deaths of all these honeybees matter?

As a honeybee collects nectar from a flower, pollen from the flower sticks to her body and is transferred to the next flower she lands on. In this way, honeybees help fertilize plants, allowing plants to reproduce and grow fruit.

A bee on a dandelion by India, 13.

A bee on a dandelion by India, 13.

Since honeybees are one of the major pollinators and their numbers are declining, this could mean trouble for our food supply. According to a commercial beekeeper, honeybees are responsible for pollinating a third of all our food, the majority being fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, green beans, pumpkins and squash. Think of what the world would be like without all of these healthy foods and more!

Check out this poem that Phoebe, 15, wrote about honeybees. Her advice is spot on – when you see a honeybee, don’t freak out! Keep your distance and let her do her job. She just might be responsible for the fruits and vegetables you like to eat!

Another way that you can help is to plant your own garden. By planting different flowers and vegetables, you provide opportunities for honeybees to bring food back to their hives. Check back next week for a post on how to make your very own container garden!

 

Love,

Katie
New Moon Girls Multi-Media Intern

Have A Fun & Safe Memorial Day Weekend!

 

New Moon Girls Media

Have A Fun & Safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer fun: camping, swimming, sleepovers, BBQ’s, and family vacations. And this Monday, May 27, 2013 is also an important day to honor American Soldiers.

Learn more about Memorial Day from Girls Editorial Board member, Alexandra!

What will you do this weekend to celebrate? Here are some fun ideas for this weekend and all summer long:

And don’t forget – All memberships are 20% off  through May 31 as part of our 20th anniversary celebration! It’s a great deal on a great gift for a girl you know, so order now. Use code anniv20 in the promo code field at https://www.newmoon.com/customer-service/register/.

No matter what your plans, remember to be safe and have lots of fun. What will you do this weekend? Submit your stories, photos, and videos on NewMoon.com.

Follow Us!

    

Copyright © 2013 New Moon Girls Media, All rights reserved.


Contact Us

New Moon Girl Media
P.O. Box 161287
Duluth, MN 55816 USA

Click on photo to order online. Order by phone: 1-800-381-4743. M-F, 8am-4pm central time.

Webinar from NMG and GirlsEmpowered

 


New Moon Girls Media

Webinar from NMG and GirlsEmpowered

We’re thrilled to announce that  New Moon Girls is partnering with GirlsEmpowered Founder Kimber Bishop-Yanke to present “Unfriendly Friends,” a webinar to help girls understand & learn strategies for dealing with situations when friends don’t always act like friends.

Kimber trains nationally and internationally on bully-proofing your children. She develops curriculum and leads programs for kids, parents, and professionals on how to deal with unfriendly friends, mean-spirited behaviors, relational aggression, and bullying, build confidence and self-esteem, and develop socials skills and emotional intelligence.

We will explore “hot and cold” friend behavior, relational aggression, hurtful actions from friends, as well as friends who suddenly don’t want to “be friends” anymore.

This webinar will help girls make friends, keep friends, be a friendly person and deal with sticky issues and what to do when they experience inconsistent friendship. Girls will learn the do’s & don’t’s of friendships, how to be assertive with friends and how to handle conflict.

Enrollment is limited to 8 girls per webinar. Register early!

Webinar for girls 9 and under and a parent:
When: Wed. June 5th, 7:00 – 8:00pm Eastern
Where: on a Google+ Hangout

Webinar for 10-12-year-old girls and a parent:
When: Sun. June 9th, 5:00 – 6:00pm Eastern
Where: on a Google+ Hangout

Register here:  http://bit.ly/15ZFZPD

Please pass the word along to family and friends!

Thanks,

Follow Us!

    

Copyright © 2013 New Moon Girls Media, All rights reserved.


Contact Us

New Moon Girl Media
P.O. Box 161287
Duluth, MN 55816 USA

Click on photo to order online. Order by phone: 1-800-381-4743. M-F, 8am-4pm central time.

Honor a Beautiful Girl You Know!

New Moon Girl Emma was nominated by a friend because she's a great role model!

New Moon Girl Emma was nominated by a friend because she’s a great role model!

The girls featured in NMG’s 25 Beautiful Girls come from all different backgrounds and have all sorts of interests. Some love school, some love animals, and some love sports, but the great thing about all of the Beautiful Girls is that they have made a positive impact on the people who nominated them!

We all have special girls and women in our lives, and Beautiful Girls is a fun way to celebrate everything that is great about them! You can nominate any outstanding girl or woman you know – your friends, your mom, your sister, your grandma, your teacher – any girl or woman has a chance to be featured!

Grab your copy of the May/June issue and check out one of the 25 Beautiful Girls, Lily. Lily is a passionate ballet dancer and reader, and has no problem with

New Moon Girl Olivia was nominated by her sister!

New Moon Girl Olivia was nominated by her sister because she admires her strength!

calling herself a nerd. One of the beautiful things about Lily is that she raised $365 for her school by doing a Read-a-Thon. After that, “her enthusiasm inspired her little brother to participate, and together they earned over $600 for new library books.”

You can nominate as many girls or women as you want. You can also check out who else has been nominated. Everyone who is nominated for Beautiful Girls gets to be featured on NewMoon.com!

One of the girls recently featured online is Olivia. She was nominated by her sister because she admires her strength. Olivia has juvenile arthritis, which can make it painful for her to move at times. Her sister explains, “Even though she sometimes has a hard time doing physical activities when her joints hurt, she still does her very best”.

Another girl featured online is Emma, who was nominated by one of her friends because she “knows how to live life, and live it to the fullest”. Emma is known for being a great role model and a great friend, and has shown others that it does not matter if you’re popular!

So, what are you waiting for? Check out New Moon Girls’ May/June 2013 issue to read all about this year’s 25 Beautiful Girls and head over to NewMoon.com to nominate a girl or woman you think is amazing!

Have you nominated anybody or been nominated yourself to be a Beautiful Girl? Be sure to leave your comments below!

Love,


Jillian
New Moon Multi-Media Intern

Time Is Almost Up – 20% off until May 31!

 


New Moon Girls Media

Our Apologies – 20% Discount Extended

NMG member Athena reading NMGYou probably received an email from us early about our special 20th anniversary discount of 20% off through May 31 using the special rpomo code anniv20.

We are very sorry, we are having some technical issues, and the promo code has not been working.

But don’t worry! Any order processed on May 30, 2013 for the full price will be credited the 20% to honor the promotion.

That’s not all! We’re also extending this promotion through11:59pm CST on Sunday, June 2, 2013.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we figure this out!

Time Is Almost Up – 20% off until May 31!

This year, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of New Moon Girls in print, and to thank our supporters, we’re giving you a special discount of 20% off all memberships. Don’t miss out! This discount is only available through May 31.

Ever since 1993, each issue has been created by girls, for girls, all without ever having ads in the magazine or online. That means we are proudly member-supported. We always put our members first and never have a conflict between what we think is best for girls and what an advertiser thinks. And our members and supporters help us by telling others about NMG. We grew by word of mouth in 1993 and that is still how we get new members – only with your help!

So please tell your friends and family about our special discount of 20% off all memberships through May 31 as part of our 20th anniversary celebration! It’s a great deal on a great gift for the girls you know, so order now. Use code anniv20 in the promo code field at https://www.newmoon.com/customer-service/register/.

You can also order by phone: 1-800-381-4743. Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm central time.

Thank you for helping to keep New Moon Girls going for 20 years. With your help, we hope to keep going for 20 more!

 

Follow Us!

    

Copyright © 2013 New Moon Girls Media, All rights reserved.


Contact Us

New Moon Girl Media
P.O. Box 161287
Duluth, MN 55816 USA

Click on photo to order online. Order by phone: 1-800-381-4743. M-F, 8am-4pm central time.

The Buzz on the Honeybee Crisis

Bzz Bzz Bzz!

Hear that sound? It’s a honeybee!

Different from hornets and a close relative to bumblebees, honeybees have often been kept in hives by beekeepers for their beeswax and their ability to make liquid gold: honey! I don’t know about you, but I love to eat honey on my oatmeal for breakfast every day. Try out this recipe by Linn, 11, for Norwegian Heavy Cream Porridge and add some honey on top for a sweet treat!

Unfortunately, the current honeybee population is dropping to dangerously low levels. In 2006, beekeepers in North America began reporting losses of up to 90 percent of their hives.

“Happy Bee”, a drawing by LunarRuby, 11.

Happy Bee”, a drawing by LunarRuby, 11.

Almost a third of managed honeybees (honeybees that are kept by beekeepers in hives) in the U.S. died this past winter, continuing the trend of high losses of honeybee colonies that has happened every winter since 2006.

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time this has happened: researchers found literature all the way from the 1800s that details honeybee population drops. So what gives?

Researchers aren’t sure, but one possible reason for the recent population drops could be because of something called colony collapse disorder. This happens when honeybee colonies abruptly disappear from their beehives and die.

Certain pesticides used for farming have also been linked to the death of bees and are being investigated as a cause of colony collapse disorder, prompting Europe to ban such pesticides in an effort to stabilize the honeybee population.

So why do the deaths of all these honeybees matter?

As a honeybee collects nectar from a flower, pollen from the flower sticks to her body and is transferred to the next flower she lands on. In this way, honeybees help fertilize plants, allowing plants to reproduce and grow fruit.

A bee on a dandelion by India, 13.

A bee on a dandelion by India, 13.

Since honeybees are one of the major pollinators and their numbers are declining, this could mean trouble for our food supply. According to a commercial beekeeper, honeybees are responsible for pollinating a third of all our food, the majority being fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, green beans, pumpkins and squash. Think of what the world would be like without all of these healthy foods and more!

Check out this poem that Phoebe, 15, wrote about honeybees. Her advice is spot on – when you see a honeybee, don’t freak out! Keep your distance and let her do her job. She just might be responsible for the fruits and vegetables you like to eat!

Another way that you can help is to plant your own garden. By planting different flowers and vegetables, you provide opportunities for honeybees to bring food back to their hives. Check back next week for a post on how to make your very own container garden!

 

Love,

Katie
New Moon Girls Multi-Media Intern

Have A Fun & Safe Memorial Day Weekend!

 

New Moon Girls Media

Have A Fun & Safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer fun: camping, swimming, sleepovers, BBQ’s, and family vacations. And this Monday, May 27, 2013 is also an important day to honor American Soldiers.

Learn more about Memorial Day from Girls Editorial Board member, Alexandra!

What will you do this weekend to celebrate? Here are some fun ideas for this weekend and all summer long:

And don’t forget – All memberships are 20% off  through May 31 as part of our 20th anniversary celebration! It’s a great deal on a great gift for a girl you know, so order now. Use code anniv20 in the promo code field at https://www.newmoon.com/customer-service/register/.

No matter what your plans, remember to be safe and have lots of fun. What will you do this weekend? Submit your stories, photos, and videos on NewMoon.com.

Follow Us!

    

Copyright © 2013 New Moon Girls Media, All rights reserved.


Contact Us

New Moon Girl Media
P.O. Box 161287
Duluth, MN 55816 USA

Click on photo to order online. Order by phone: 1-800-381-4743. M-F, 8am-4pm central time.

Webinar from NMG and GirlsEmpowered

 


New Moon Girls Media

Webinar from NMG and GirlsEmpowered

We’re thrilled to announce that  New Moon Girls is partnering with GirlsEmpowered Founder Kimber Bishop-Yanke to present “Unfriendly Friends,” a webinar to help girls understand & learn strategies for dealing with situations when friends don’t always act like friends.

Kimber trains nationally and internationally on bully-proofing your children. She develops curriculum and leads programs for kids, parents, and professionals on how to deal with unfriendly friends, mean-spirited behaviors, relational aggression, and bullying, build confidence and self-esteem, and develop socials skills and emotional intelligence.

We will explore “hot and cold” friend behavior, relational aggression, hurtful actions from friends, as well as friends who suddenly don’t want to “be friends” anymore.

This webinar will help girls make friends, keep friends, be a friendly person and deal with sticky issues and what to do when they experience inconsistent friendship. Girls will learn the do’s & don’t’s of friendships, how to be assertive with friends and how to handle conflict.

Enrollment is limited to 8 girls per webinar. Register early!

Webinar for girls 9 and under and a parent:
When: Wed. June 5th, 7:00 – 8:00pm Eastern
Where: on a Google+ Hangout

Webinar for 10-12-year-old girls and a parent:
When: Sun. June 9th, 5:00 – 6:00pm Eastern
Where: on a Google+ Hangout

Register here:  http://bit.ly/15ZFZPD

Please pass the word along to family and friends!

Thanks,

Follow Us!

    

Copyright © 2013 New Moon Girls Media, All rights reserved.


Contact Us

New Moon Girl Media
P.O. Box 161287
Duluth, MN 55816 USA

Click on photo to order online. Order by phone: 1-800-381-4743. M-F, 8am-4pm central time.

Honor a Beautiful Girl You Know!

New Moon Girl Emma was nominated by a friend because she's a great role model!

New Moon Girl Emma was nominated by a friend because she’s a great role model!

The girls featured in NMG’s 25 Beautiful Girls come from all different backgrounds and have all sorts of interests. Some love school, some love animals, and some love sports, but the great thing about all of the Beautiful Girls is that they have made a positive impact on the people who nominated them!

We all have special girls and women in our lives, and Beautiful Girls is a fun way to celebrate everything that is great about them! You can nominate any outstanding girl or woman you know – your friends, your mom, your sister, your grandma, your teacher – any girl or woman has a chance to be featured!

Grab your copy of the May/June issue and check out one of the 25 Beautiful Girls, Lily. Lily is a passionate ballet dancer and reader, and has no problem with

New Moon Girl Olivia was nominated by her sister!

New Moon Girl Olivia was nominated by her sister because she admires her strength!

calling herself a nerd. One of the beautiful things about Lily is that she raised $365 for her school by doing a Read-a-Thon. After that, “her enthusiasm inspired her little brother to participate, and together they earned over $600 for new library books.”

You can nominate as many girls or women as you want. You can also check out who else has been nominated. Everyone who is nominated for Beautiful Girls gets to be featured on NewMoon.com!

One of the girls recently featured online is Olivia. She was nominated by her sister because she admires her strength. Olivia has juvenile arthritis, which can make it painful for her to move at times. Her sister explains, “Even though she sometimes has a hard time doing physical activities when her joints hurt, she still does her very best”.

Another girl featured online is Emma, who was nominated by one of her friends because she “knows how to live life, and live it to the fullest”. Emma is known for being a great role model and a great friend, and has shown others that it does not matter if you’re popular!

So, what are you waiting for? Check out New Moon Girls’ May/June 2013 issue to read all about this year’s 25 Beautiful Girls and head over to NewMoon.com to nominate a girl or woman you think is amazing!

Have you nominated anybody or been nominated yourself to be a Beautiful Girl? Be sure to leave your comments below!

Love,


Jillian
New Moon Multi-Media Intern