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

Happy Easter 2013

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

Quotation Saturday: Christmas 2012

Mamacita says: It’s been a while since I’ve done Quotation Saturday. I’ve missed it. I hope you have, too. Let’s talk about Christmas. I consider it the crown: the end of the year, the thing that makes winter endurable.  Remember, … 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

Thanksgiving: Part the Third

Mamacita says: I’m a sucker for a “returning soldier” sentiment. Norman Rockwell knew how to hit us in the heart, and that’s a fact.  Some things never change.  Even now, in 2012, there are people anxiously awaiting the return of … Continue reading