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

Wasps? Hide Me. Things I Still Haven’t Done Yet

Mamacita says: Wasps?  Hide me. Here are some more things I haven’t done yet. This doesn’t mean I never will – just that I haven’t done them yet. 1.  I haven’t learned not to be afraid of wasps.  I AM … Continue reading

Liberal or Conservative: I Don’t Know

Mamacita says:  Someone asked me the other day whether I was a liberal or a conservative. I answered truthfully: I don’t know. It varies with the subject. With some topics, I lean towards the liberal left and with other topics … Continue reading

Morel Mushrooms, Hoosier Style. As If There Were Any Other Way.

Mamacita says:  It’s that time again; the morel mushrooms are back.  That’s right; the snow is finally gone and the semester is almost over and the MOREL MUSHROOMS ARE BACK. Did I mention that the morel mushrooms are back? It’s … Continue reading

Long Winters

Mamacita says: There are two winters that stand out in my mind, both with seemingly never-ending blizzards and subzero temperatures: The winter of 1977 and the winter of 1978. Two winters in a row of deep, deep snow and temps … Continue reading

Liking Honey Boo Boo: Still More Things I Haven’t Done Yet

Mamacita says: Liking Honey Boo Boo is the least of it. There are so many things I haven’t done yet, I wonder sometimes how I know how to do anything at all. 1.  I do not like Honey Boo Boo … Continue reading