Being Young and Dumb, Brave and Foolish – All in the Same Day

By Samantha McKenzie When I was young my fear of God topped the list, but since my mother was such a formidable force, she came in a close second place. Other than that, I was bold and daring,  and innocent enough to push plenty of envelopes. I wouldn’t describe myself as spoiled. I didn’t have any of…

Cheers to Motherhood

By Samantha McKenzie By far, the most important job in the world is motherhood. Cheers to all the mom’s out there who sacrifice their lives, their time and their sanity to care for a special little person. Cheers to the scars you received and the tears you shed in the daily course of loving someone…

Pretty, Brown Eyes

By Dawn Onley On the red clay dirt that dots their home, they run without a care in the world, slowing only when a car pulls up in the driveway so they can catch a glimpse of the visitors. Inside, a middle age woman with a broad smile and a sunny disposition comments that there…