Pogue Ma’Hone – Both Versions

Mamacita says: May you be buried in a casket made from the wood of a 100 year old oak That I shall plant tomorrow. Oh, tis a wondrous thing to be Irish, although the same could not be said earlier … Continue reading

Blood, Science, Autism, & McDonald’s Ice Cream

Mamacita says:  First of all, I haven’t had anything to eat since 10 p.m. last night, and as I type this, it’s almost 6 p.m.  I had to go into the hospital lab today for a fasting blood test.  It … Continue reading

Teacher Appreciation 101

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

Polymers in the Writing Lab

Mamacita says: Yes, it’s true. I use polymers in my writing labs. I also use all kinds of science in my reading labs. I’ve done this for many years.  And guess what: this WORKS. Here’s the thing about learning: everything … 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

The Glorious Fourth

Mamacita says:  We used to go all-out for over-the-counter fireworks; my son and his friends were crazy about them. They were too young to buy them, so I did that little service for them, smiling sincerely at the clerk while … Continue reading