About Jane Goodwin

Writer, Speaker, Social Media Liaison, Hands-on Science Teacher, Absentminded Professor, Education Advocate/Critic, Mommy. My veins are replete with Diet Coke.

Super Easy Homemade Bread

Mamacita says:  So, y’all want to learn how to bake homemade bread?  You’ve come to the right place.  Wash your hands.  We’re going to bake enough bread for you to have some, freeze some, and give some away. Now, get … Continue reading

Brownies, Girl Scouts, and Why I Don’t Give To The United Way Any More

I was looking through my jewelry box tonight and I found my Girl Scout stars and badges and pins. I was a Brownie, and then a real Girl Scout, and I absolutely loved it until sixth grade, when Scout Headquarters … Continue reading

Widdershins

Mamacita says:  I have always loved fairy tales. I do not mean the insipid heavily-edited baby-tales, all with happy endings, the Disney-fied versions; I am speaking of the real thing: stories full of blood and guts and red-hot spikes and … Continue reading

Good People Exist & They Shall Prevail!

Mamacita says: I tend to stress and focus here on people who are, let us euphemistically say, somewhat less than nice, or less than hardworking, or less than considerate, etc. Let’s face it: those are the people who “stand out” … Continue reading

The Presidents Speak. All of Them.

Mamacita says:  Each president our country has had, has contributed many quotations.  These quotations sort of set the scene for the kind of person that president is, the way that president intends to preside, and the policies, both personal and … Continue reading

Cupid & Psyche & the Mother-in-Law From Hell

Mamacita says:  I’ve been blogging for over sixteen years, and every Valentine’s Day, I like to re-tell the story of Cupid and Psyche to the Blogosphere. Why?  Because it’s one of my favorite myths.  I love this story.  I’d post … Continue reading