Product Of My Generation

Product Of My Generation

By Alicia Taylor Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching and really examining my life and its twist and turns. Why has my life been so different than what my parents raised me to be? It has had its ups and downs. This life has known its share of experience building poor decisions. Like […]

Anti-Feminists: Ten Women That Made Us Cringe In  2012

Anti-Feminists: Ten Women That Made Us Cringe In 2012

By Grace Alexander (Guest Contributor) Women’s rights and feminism go hand in hand – but in 2012 we saw some truly horrendous cases of women standing up AGAINST women’s rights, contributing to the war on women. These are the women who made us cringe in 2012 by virtue of their anti-woman stances. In no particular […]

How To Plan Christmas In A Multigenerational, Multiblended Family Without Duels To The Death

How To Plan Christmas In A Multigenerational, Multiblended Family Without Duels To The Death

By Carrie Eckles The bulk of my childhood was spent splitting Christmas day between the houses of both of my grandmothers’. For lunch, we would go to my dad’s mom’s (Ma’s) house; for supper, we would go to my mom’s mom’s (Grandmommy’s) house. And it was very evenly split like that until my mom’s mom […]

Flocked Trees, Christmas Ninjas And A Borrowed Miracle

Flocked Trees, Christmas Ninjas And A Borrowed Miracle

By Tracy Madlener It’s the holiday season once more and it never fails, I, Tracy Madlener become a mushy ball of sentimental goo with no rhyme or reason that even listening to Bruce Springsteen’s rendition of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” will put me in tears!  As soon as December 1 is marked off […]

Hope Is The Greatest Gift Of All

Hope Is The Greatest Gift Of All

By Amanda Fox The holidays are a joyous time! What isn’t there to like about them? There are presents, people wishing us a happy whatever we celebrate, and oh, the food and seasonal snacks to die for! There are people, however, that aren’t overjoyed on the holidays. Some people might call them a Grinch, killjoy […]

Love, Life, and Family-Mend Fences at the Holidays

Love, Life, and Family-Mend Fences at the Holidays

By Carrie Eckles   December 25, 2012 will be my first Christmas without my mom. The furthest I’ve ever been away from her was a six hour drive. There isn’t a greater distance than the distance between life and death. And I’m not talking about the afterlife or how they’re in your heart—they’re always close […]