Bad Ending? No. Just, No.

Mamacita says:  My nerves can’t take a movie with a bad ending.  It’s to the point that I will usually check out the ending online before I go to the theater rather than chance another notch on my “bad ending” … Continue reading

The Challenger: Never Forget

Mamacita says:  I repost this every year on the anniversary of the Challenger explosion. My school was excited beyond all measure about the Challenger. A TEACHER was going into space, and this was unheard of. The students were thrilled to … Continue reading

Where Did the Real Music Go?

Mamacita says:  Where did the music go?  Our children, and some of you, don’t know any standard American songs or basic classical melodies that everybody used to know.  What happened?  How did we allow this to happen?  It didn’t used … Continue reading

What Your Child’s Teacher Wants For Christmas

Mamacita says: Every year around this time, I like to re-run this little piece about choosing a gift for your children’s teachers. We really do appreciate anything and everything we receive from our kids and their families, but some things … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Christmas

Mamacita says: It’s been a while since I’ve done Quotation Saturday. I’ve missed it. I hope you have, too.  So often, we struggle with what to say about things we feel deeply and sincerely about, and then we find that … Continue reading

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