Nick Mara’s Embarrassing Moment

I was in my room dancing and singing, performing in front of my mirror like I was actually onstage, when my brother walked in. . . . Whenever you are practicing hard and don’t expect to see someone watching, it can be pretty embarrassing! Tell us your embarrassing moment on Twitter @MackenzieBlue and Facebook (Mackenzie […]

Baking Disaster

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I usually like to help my mom cook and bake some of the food we take to my grandmom’s for our big family dinner. But after what happened last Thanksgiving, I may reconsider helping this year. . . . Okay, so I may have been more excited to […]

Crush in My Kitchen

When I was in fifth grade, I had the huge crush on a cute boy in my class. Let’s call him Dave. Looking back on it, I realized that it probably wasn’t a big deal . . . but it totally felt like love—or something—back then! So anyways, I was really shy and almost never […]

Spooky Slip!

Last Halloween my best friend and I were really excited because we had been planning our costumes for a couple of weeks. We had promised each other that the final product would be a surprise until our “big reveal” at an upcoming Halloween party we were both going to. So, on the night of the […]

Dancing Do-Over

Before my first school dance, I probably spent two hours working on my hair. It was a really pretty updo I’d seen online, and I tried so hard to copy it perfectly. After I was done, I went to the dance, and I had a lot of compliments at first. But as the night went […]

Not So Slick

I’ve never been so embarrassed in my life! I was walking past this guy who I thought was really cute, and he started to talk to me. I was in a hurry to go somewhere, but of course I still wanted to talk to him—even if it was a really quick conversation. So I turned […]

Heads Up!

When I was in high school, I dreaded gym class. I knew I wasn’t good at sports, but of course, I always ended up on a team where everyone else was awesome. They’d all look at me and groan whenever the teacher would place me with them. However, my secret weapon was that I was […]


So, I just graduated from eighth grade, and my middle school holds a yearly graduation ceremony for all the students who leave to go on to high school. The ceremony is always held in the courtyard behind the school. And of course, all of our parents made us dress nicely—which meant that I was wearing […]