12 Strong Female Children’s & YA Literary Characters

Mamacita says:  There are a lot more strong female characters in children’s and YA literature than some people might think.  I’m of the opinion that those who don’t know who they are, just aren’t looking in the right places. Here … Continue reading

Wiggly Little Boys, Recess, Harry Potter, & Epiphanies

This is a rerun, but it’s an issue I wanted to discuss again. “No two people are alike, and both of them are damn glad of it.” Mamacita says:  That’s a quotation; that’s not me saying “damn,” although I frequently … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day: The Story of Cupid & Psyche

I’ve been blogging for almost ten 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 more pictures … Continue reading

Nothing Says “Be Prepared” Like A Hoosier Car

Mamacita says: Yesterday, I put the electric blanket back on the bed.  Last night, I turned it on because my feet were like frozen fish sticks.  Today, the sun is shining and it’s lovely, warm, and breezy with just a … Continue reading

No More Death, I Mean It! (Anybody got a peanut?)

Mamacita says:  Every day, it seems, another icon dies.  It’s getting to the point where I am almost scared of my Twitter feeds – the letters “RIP” are appearing way too often, and they are taking my childhood with them. … Continue reading

Ten Things I STILL Haven’t Done Yet. . . .

Mamacita says: You’d think I didn’t get out much. . . . 1. I have still never used an ATM machine. I think this knowledge would only have negative consequences for me. 2.  I haven’t been addicted to a television … Continue reading