It’s Christmas Eve, Dick! It’s Christmas Eve, Ebenezer!

Mamacita says: I really don’t know how anyone could ever say it better than Charles Dickens, unless it was Ma Ingalls, who assured Laura and Mary that if everyone wanted everyone else to be happy all the time, then every … Continue reading

Explaining about Santa Claus

Mamacita says:  My daughter was seven when she asked the question I’d been dreading for seven years:  “Mommy, is there really a Santa Claus?” However, thanks to Caroline Quiner Ingalls, I knew exactly how to answer her.  And, this answer … Continue reading

Miss Wilder and the Bent Pin

Mamacita says:  I’ve been a hugely obsessed fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and all of her books since before I could read. I first visited the Laura and Almanzo’s Mansfield, Missouri, home when I was in college, and at first … Continue reading

That Time Machine At Your Fingertips. . . .

Mamacita says: I’ve always liked this quotation. I also believe it is absolutely true. I think about it whenever I’m feeling particularly cowardly. It helps me overcome it. Words help me overcome it. I’ve always stood in awe before the … Continue reading

Yes, Internet, There IS A Santa Claus.

Mamacita says: It makes me sad that so many parents are not allowing their children to dwell in the world of innocent fantasy.  These parents feel that to allow it is equivalent to lying to their children about what is … Continue reading

Say It With Me: The Emperor is Naked

Mamacita says:  Little wonder that our kids are so confused about what they’re “supposed” to look like. Teen magazines that used to give us ADVICE about our appearance are now telling kids that unless they look like (insert talentless celebrity … Continue reading