Another Christmas Day Has Come and Gone. . . .

Mamacita says:  . . . and so another Christmas Day has come and gone. The day after Christmas always seems sad to me. Christmas itself takes such a long time to get here; the calendar turns to fall and fall … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Christmas

Mamacita says:  Let’s talk about Christmas. I consider it the crown: the end of the year, the thing that makes winter endurable.  Remember, Narnia was nothing but ice, snow, and bone-chilling cold while the White Witch ruled it.  “Always winter … Continue reading

Carnival of Education, #201

Welcome to the 201st Edition of the Carnival of Education! December has come to represent a plethora of holidays, and each one has lovely things to offer us all. Picture December as a huge pile of glowing, glittering, good-smelling gifts. … Continue reading

Sometimes, I Hate What We've Turned Into

Mamacita says: December in an American public school classroom used to be so very, very special.  No matter what kind of families lived in the area, and no matter what a child’s family did about December at home, every child … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Christmas

Mamacita says:  More than any other event or day, Christmas ought to be full of tradition and memories, and fraught with a kind of “sameness” that tells each generation that “Christmas is here.”  I know I am the yellow M&M … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday

Mamacita says:  We have entered that time of the year that is my very favorite:  the season of anticipation of the season. Planning and preparing for the holidays is what I look forward to all the rest of the year!  … Continue reading