My name is Loreen.
I am a daughter of the Living God,
because God is gracious and loves me. (WOW!)
I am a member of the body of Christ.
I am a wife (of a birding enthusiast and weekend wildlife photographer)
and a mother (of some really special kids!).
I am a primary school teacher.
I love my “little learners” and I love our classroom!
I am a closet philosopher and poet.
I love music and stories —
stories (fiction or non) that embody truth.

(to read about the naming of this blog,
seeΒ https://littlelearner.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/whats-in-a-name/ )

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thebookybunhead
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 02:55:33

    Great, fun blog. All the best.


    • little learner
      Apr 08, 2013 @ 20:09:07

      Thanks! I enjoyed reading your blog! What a dedicated young person you are. It’s great to see someone pursue their passion!


  2. veedine10
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 15:20:17

    Hi Loreen.
    I am really enjoying your poetry for NaPoWriMo. It is especially inspiring to see how you incorporate God and encouraging messages into your poems and blogging. I have also taken up the NaPoWriMo challenge this month – a daunting but fun task! Cannot wait to see how you go about the rest of the themes in the challenge! πŸ™‚


    • little learner
      Apr 08, 2013 @ 20:03:43

      Thanks, Cristal! I really enjoy your blog — as it incorporates SO much — poetry, sharing life and good food. Then I noticed that you live in South Africa. πŸ™‚ Me too!! I eagerly await your offerings in this NaPoWriMo exercise!


      • veedine10
        Apr 09, 2013 @ 08:33:05

        Really? That is such good news – I have not come across many South Africans in the blogosphere yet (I am sure there are thousands, but I just haven’t stumbled across them). Your poems are very creative – and it is great that you are following the prompts each day too. It is exciting to see what they have in store for us each day πŸ™‚ I look forward to seeing more of your work!

  3. martinvosperwrites
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 23:10:31

    Congratulations on being NaPoWriMo’s Blog of the Day…. love the poetry! πŸ™‚


    • little learner
      Apr 08, 2013 @ 20:11:58

      Thanks, Martin! Hoo, it sort of took my breath away! I like your work! I look forward to reading more! – Loreen


  4. Kathie
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 07:25:57

    Hello Loreen! I am a birder and poet as well. Nice to meet you! I found you from the NaPoWriMo 2013 blog.


    • little learner
      Apr 08, 2013 @ 20:13:09

      Great to meet you, Kathie! I eagerly await your future offerings! πŸ™‚


  5. poetatete
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 07:54:59

    Hey Loreen!

    So glad to meet you here on WordPress, Are you on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ ?
    I would love to follow you in one of these other locations.



    • little learner
      Apr 08, 2013 @ 20:29:03

      Hi, Cheryl!
      Wow — you are quite prolific!
      I am on Twitter, but don’t post much more than Instagram photos.
      My life is mostly taken up with my work.
      Love your haiku!


      • poetatete
        Apr 08, 2013 @ 21:51:25

        @poetatete just followed you! (it’s me)
        Now that you’re “famous”, I encourage you to consider tweeting links to your #NaPoWriMo poems. That hashtag is huge on Twitter. πŸ™‚

      • little learner
        Apr 08, 2013 @ 22:23:02

        Thanks, Cheryl! I’ll try to “screw my courage to the sticking-place.” πŸ™‚

      • poetatete
        Apr 08, 2013 @ 22:48:30

        I encourage you to do a search on Twitter with #NaPoWriMo then grab the “short-link” from your blog and post it with that hashtag. It takes only a few extra seconds. A whole bunch of people already know you because of your recent feature on napowrimo.net.

  6. Amy Pierce
    May 07, 2013 @ 19:02:11

    I love your blog, your poetry is wonderful! It’s so nice to see aspects of SA coming into the poems here too πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to more reading!


  7. dodgysurfer
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 20:24:28

    Some really lovely poems here.


    • little learner
      Jan 18, 2015 @ 20:49:19

      πŸ™‚ Gee, thanks. I don’t really know what I am doing (technically speaking). I just sort of go with my heart. Good to meet you!


      • dodgysurfer
        Jan 18, 2015 @ 23:08:28

        I don’t know what I’m doing either, but I think writing from the heart is what touches people.

  8. Elaine W. Lane
    Apr 21, 2015 @ 01:23:16


    I’ve so enjoyed finding and reading your blog! Because of this, I’ve nominated your blog for the Creative Blogger award. Thanks for the inspiration and I look forward to reading more of your work!




    • little learner
      Apr 21, 2015 @ 05:20:22

      Wow, thanks Elaine! πŸ™‚ I have also enjoyed reading your words! They are refreshing and encouraging (we need that in this age!).


  9. nowathome
    Apr 24, 2015 @ 07:27:12

    I would like to nominate you to participate in the five story five day photo challenge. Only if you can and wish to. Not an abligation.


    • little learner
      Apr 24, 2015 @ 19:32:51

      Thanks, Aletta! I would love to participate. Where do I read about it? How do I start? (And can I do it in May?) πŸ™‚


      • nowathome
        Apr 26, 2015 @ 08:26:39

        Thanks, Lore! You can do it any time you like! β€œThe rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo (It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.”

      • little learner
        Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:37:46

        Thanks! Looks like fun! I’ll give it a try after the poetry month!

  10. whimsygizmo
    Jan 14, 2016 @ 21:28:38

    Happy to meet you, beautiful soul. πŸ™‚


    • little learner
      Jan 14, 2016 @ 21:32:03

      Likewise, most remarkable word-wielder! 😊


  11. Victoria C. Slotto
    Aug 16, 2019 @ 20:48:35

    Isn’t it amazing to realize how much God does love us!?


  12. little learner
    Aug 16, 2019 @ 20:51:02

    It really is! β™₯️


  13. TanvirKaur
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 08:57:48

    Lovely to know about you and great blog you have


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