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

Every Child Deserves An Audience. Stay In Your Seat.

Mamacita says:  I’ve posted about this subject before, but with the approach of holiday season, it’s on my mind again, so I’ve written a new post about this same thing. This is important. Proper behavior isn’t always fun. Nice people … Continue reading

Read It Right: Peace on Earth to Men of Good Will

Mamacita says:  I am starting to look at my house with holiday eyes, and it has made me pensive. I used to look at my young students every day, every year, and wonder what they went home to every night. … Continue reading

Stuff Students and Parents Say To Teachers. Etc.

Mamacita says: I only wish I could include the really great stuff, but until some people are dead, that wouldn’t be appropriate. And you all know me: ever appropriate. Then again, if they continue to annoy me, I might even … Continue reading

Priorities, People.

Mamacita says: In case you’re one of those people who don’t believe children in America are going to bed hungry, I’ve got news for you: bu Monday mornings were the worst – we teachers would stand at the front doors … Continue reading

“Me” Magazine. You Know You’d Read It.

Mamacita says:  I agree. When my kids were little, I used to subscribe to several parenting magazines, and few if any of my problems were ever featured anywhere in there. Maybe on the joke page, but never in an article … Continue reading