Everyone Needs a “Happy Wagon,” and Other Things I’ve Learned from Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Everyone Needs a “Happy Wagon,” and Other Things I’ve Learned from Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

I’m not a natural optimist. I’m someone who needs to train myself to see the glass half-full. The emptiness lingering on the other side of the glass can swallow me up, and I need to fix my thoughts forward to make sure that doesn’t happen.  If there’s one book that helps me learn to be optimistic, it’s Stargirl by…

The 2020 Tea-Stained Adventures Pen-Pal Exchange!

The 2020 Tea-Stained Adventures Pen-Pal Exchange!

Hello, fellow adventurers! These past few months have been a wild journey. The world has been swirling through a pandemic, leaving me dizzy and frustrated. Meanwhile, I’ve been writing articles and making plans to re-launch this blog. I’m very proud to announce that I’m finally taking that step and re-launching today!   Since it’s been…

Interview with C.G. Drews!

Interview with C.G. Drews!

Hey, fellow adventurers! I’m very happy to announce that today, there will be a very special guest joining me in this little post…*drum roll please*…C.G. DREWS! This girl—author, blogger, and proclaimed cake enthusiast—has been a real inspiration to me. I’ve been following her blog for a couple years now and have recently fallen in love…