The Facts of Life. The Real Ones.

Mamacita says: Not all facts of life are about sex. The sex facts, kids believe. (They have a hard time believing WE had sex, but the facts? They’re okay with those.) It’s these other facts of life they think we’re … Continue reading

Me Magazine: Still Waiting

Mamacita says: Magazines are not written for me.  When my kids were little, I used to subscribe to several parenting and household magazines, and few if any of my problems were ever featured anywhere in there. Maybe on the joke … Continue reading

Facts Notwithstanding, I Still Have Hope

Mamacita says:  While it is true that I tend to rant and rave about how far too many students (one is too many) can’t read or write or add two numbers together, and how far too many students (one is … Continue reading

Food, Clothing, Shelter, and Books.

Mamacita says:   I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the children who grow up in households wherein there are no books are generally the kids who end up in the slow class at school.  There are exceptions, of course, … Continue reading

Invention and Re-invention

This post is sponsored by Oxytrol and BlogHer.The reinvention of ME and the reason for that reinvention are both the result of an invention – specifically, computers. I was a middle school teacher, and had been for over twenty years. … Continue reading

My Father and My Daughter: Their Day

Mamacita says:  Father’s Day and my daughter’s birthday are always within a few days of each other, and this year, they’re on the same day. That is because calendars are alive and love to mess with us, and because those … Continue reading