Merry Hogwarts Christmas To You

Mamacita says:  James and Lily Potter weren’t the only parents who knew about magic, you know. I love to imagine Christmas at the Burrow, also; Molly and Arthur Weasley, poor as they were, must have given their large family a … Continue reading

The Glorious Christmas Mess

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.  Don’t clean it up too quickly.  — Andy Rooney Mamacita says:  Well, it’s over. The kids are gone again, and … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: The Magic that is Christmas

  Mamacita says:  I love these days leading up to Christmas more than any other time of the year. I love the planning. I love the baking. I love the making lists. I love the shopping, which I actually do … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Christmas

Mamacita says: It’s been a while since I’ve done Quotation Saturday. I’ve missed it. I hope you have, too.  So often, we struggle with what to say about things we feel deeply and sincerely about, and then we find that … Continue reading

September 11, 2001 – September 11, 2018

Mamacita says: I’m guessing that many most bloggers will be posting tributes today, and telling the blogosphere ‘where we were’ when the planes hit the World Trade Center. Here is mine. This is actually the seventeenth time I’ve posted this … Continue reading

Bread and Discipline

Mamacita says:  If you want to create well behaved, disciplined c̶h̶i̶l̶d̶r̶e̶n̶ bread that is capable of  e̶x̶c̶e̶l̶l̶i̶n̶g̶  unparalleled flavor, soaring to the clouds with lightness of spirit, delicious down to the very  t̶o̶e̶s̶ last crumb in the bowl, you have … Continue reading