What Do You Know About "Taps?"

Mamacita says:  How much do you know about “Taps?”  Whether you’re hearing those breathtaking notes from a bugle, from a trumpet, from a choir, from a soloist. . . whether you’re hearing those notes from across a lake, from a … 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 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

Anticipation

  Remember that old Carly Simon Song, Anticipation?  Remember how Heinz used the song in its ketchup commercials? Anticipation. . . is keeping me waiting. This time of year, though, the anticipation is what makes me happiest.  This time of … Continue reading

Happy Easter 2014

Mamacita says: Happy Easter, everyone. What? Oh, oops. . . . . Here. This is more like it. I do love those vintage Easter postcards. I hated growing up and finding out that those baby kittens were probably going to … Continue reading

It’s the Journey, not the Destination

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 and checking them twice. I love the shopping, which … Continue reading