Bucketful 'O Feelings

Emotions and feelings shouldn’t be a hard thing, although ask any man in an all-female household and he will tell you he is screwed when it comes to feelings and emotions....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

Insanity: A Mothers Curse

  Motherhood comes with so much more baggage than any woman could ever imagine. If you don't have children you might say "oh I've read every book I know what to expect." Well you are mother-effin wrong. I know, I've been there. If you are wanting children (or were like me and wanted them your whole life) then it is hard to see past the positives of a beautiful little baby....more

Knowing your child makes a difference

Being a parent is hard work. It is a labor of love, but they don't call it "labor" for nothing. The job is hard enough with the task of keeping our kids safe and teaching them how to be respectful citizens. Then you add each child's personality into the mix and you quickly see, what works for one, doesn't work for another. And as I'm learning, what suits my personality, doesn't necessarily suit the personalities of my kiddos. That makes this job of raising kids very difficult. ...more

My Father's Gravesite

http://waltzinghorses.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-fathers-gravesite.html ...more

Childhood forest

Just One of Them Days...

 Ever have one of those mornings that leave you clinging to a life raft, alone?  Being tossed in an emotional sea, with said raft, and no one to help.  Because you ticked them off....more

Three Parts, A Portion of the Whole

Three Parts, A Portion of the WholePhotography and Text by Jules Hovee Steffen ...more

Paralyzed by Fear

Why do we allow fear to hinder us from doing anything? Fear can take complete control of your body, mentally and physically – always uncomfortable. How does one take control over their exaggerated emotions? This blog surfaced from a fear to ride on my husband’s new Harley. But let me first socialize my previous motorcycle experiences. I’ve been a “biker-girl” in the past and utterly enjoyed myself. Moreover rode sports bikes (crotch rockets if you will), always hunched-over and arms wrapped around my man. Furthermore, that was almost ten years ago. Does fear come with age, maturity?...more

Yes mission accomplished……I swallowed my fears and rode the bike last night. Those “little ...more

A Childhood of Freckles and Scars

I'd run home sobbing a lot when I was a kid (well, until I started to turn around and fight, but that's a different story). If it wasn't my scars, it was my freckles. While I"m sure the mean mini-thugs in my little school would have found fodder in just about anything (brown hair! wooo-hoo, brown hair!), I know I made it easy for them. I was walking bait, all doused in freckles and with those nice meaty scars slicing around my face. ...more

..that's really what my Mom called freckles. "Honey, they just want some angel's kisses too!". ...more