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

Quotation Saturday: Mothers’ Day

Mamacita says: This Sunday will be, appropriately enough, a day filled with mothers. Mine, my sisters, my niece, grandmothers, aunts, daughters, cousins, me. . . . all mothers, and several of them more than one KIND of mother. (no, not … Continue reading

Our Ancestors Were Immigrants. Live Up To Them.

Mamacita says: Oh please, society, let us learn from the past, just a little bit?  Because those in charge of those in charge of the education of our children are doing it all wrong.  Real education has nothing to do … Continue reading

Half A Pot Roast, and a Mashed Grilled Cheese, Please

(From 2004) Mamacita says:  Remember that anecdote about the young bride whose husband asked her why she cut the beef roast in half before she put it in the pan? She told him she did it that way, because her … Continue reading

Empty Nest Syndrome: Bite Me, Amadeus

Mamacita says: I have empty nest syndrome and I am not dealing with it very well. I would never wish my children back; they’re grown up and very happy. I’m proud of everything they do and are. I will also … Continue reading

The Timeline in my Head: Where, you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.

Mamacita says: My children, of whom I often speak on this blog, aren’t really children any more. I know this perfectly well, but sometimes when I write of them – the cute things they’ve done, etc. – I tend to … Continue reading