Hoosier Persimmon Pudding

Mamacita says: Autumn is officially here, and it’s time to make persimmon pudding.  Most of you don’t live where there are persimmons, and I’m betting that many of you don’t even know what a persimmon is. That’s probably not your fault, … Continue reading

“It’s The Equinoctial Storm,” said Ma.

Mamacita says: When the rains began today, the words “equinoctial storm” crossed my mind, and I thought about Caroline Ingalls – she was Laura’s Ma, you know – because the rains came down hard and steady.  Torrential rain.  No thunder or lightning, just rain, … Continue reading

Indiana Weather Is Fickle!

Mamacita says:  If some variety in your weather is what you are seeking, you need to live in southern Indiana.  We have the most fickle of all possible weathers here. I can’t tell you how many months I drive to … Continue reading

Things I Still Haven’t Done Yet: Media Version

Mamacita says: I never realized how many things I hadn’t done yet until I started this semi-regular series. Here are yet more things I haven’t done yet. 1.I haven’t watched a single episode of “Gilmore Girls.”  It just never caught … Continue reading

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