Talking to Lions

I enjoyed speaking at the Lions Club of Park Orchards last night, and the Lions Club of Blackburn North last week. It’s so inspiring to be among a group of people who have so much to give to the community – and always a fabulous sense of humour!

If you'd like me to come along and inspire your group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give me a call on 03 9018 9724.

10 Year Old Girl Makes Babies!

I was attending a book launch (see article below 'Magnificent Kids') and ran into a home schooling mother who told me that her daughter Emma was listening to The Mastery Club on audio 'yet again'. When I asked what Emma was up to these days, I was shown such stunning pictures that I asked if I could share them with you. (I hope you don’t mind the sensational subject line, but once you see the pics, you’ll get it!)

Here’s the story from Emma:

Emma and babies

Hi, I am Emma and I am 10 years old, I like making reborn dolls because they look amazing and they are so fun to make.

I first began by seeing another home school girls reborn dolls that she was creating. I was so inspired I had to find out how to do it myself.

My mum bought me a DVD and the supplies to make my first doll.

I love seeing peoples reactions to the babies and that they cant believe that they are not real. Once when I was carrying one in a shop, a man was so in love with it he offered me $600 to sell it to him (I kept it, it was my first).

In the future I would like to turn my doll making into a business. My brother has already assisted me to build a website to get this started. (I am having a bit of trouble letting the babies be adopted but I'm sure it will be fun to share once I have a few more in the nursery).

Soon I am moving to Bali for 6-12 months and while I am there I am hoping to learn more painting and carving skills so that when I return I can make even more incredible dolls and offer some for sale on my website.

Emma reborn baby

Inspiring, eh? If you’d like to be in touch with Emma, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I’ll send an introduction. Meanwhile follow the Read More link to see more stunning pictures.

Molly & Fox Advice to Start Your Own Mastery Club!

Do check out Molly & Fox, the hip and holistic magazine for girls: There’s a page in this issue about setting up your own Mastery Club.

Write! Create! Programs This Term

My 'Writing Mastery' course is scheduled to run at two venues this term:

- On Tuesday evenings at Coonara Community House in Ferntree Gully (from 6.30 to 9.30 for 7 weeks), beginning Tues 14th October, and

- Monday evenings at Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre beginning Monday 20th October

- I’m also teaching a 'Creative Writing' course on Thursday evenings at Japara Neighbourhood House in Montrose from Thursday 16th October,

- and Kids Creative Writing continues at Vermont South Community House on Friday afternoons from 17th October. 

Do join us! You'll write, be inspired, learn, laugh... We always have a ball.

Magnificent Kids Rock the World!

The book launch I attended recently was for a book about young people from around the world who are making a significant difference in the world, often working with endangered species or environment or humanity itself.

If you’d like to inspire your children or students, go to, where you can read about 23 superheroes who are using their skills, energy, talents, passions to make a difference – and every one of them started their project when they were less than 18 years old. They also didn’t have bucket loads of money and some of them have travelled the world to create the changes they were inspired to create.

Editor Kerryn Vaughan would love to hear from YOU too, if you have a vision/project that you would like to develop or share with the world! Check out the website to order the book or be in touch.