Rock and Pop and Goats and Ducks, Oh My

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My Mother: A Love Story

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Liking Honey Boo Boo: Still More Things I Haven’t Done Yet

Mamacita says: Liking Honey Boo Boo is the least of it. There are so many things I haven’t done yet, I wonder sometimes how I know how to do anything at all. 1. ...more

Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Peaceful Warrior

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. — Martin Luther King, Jr ....more

Bring It On, Mama

I've been a parent longer than most of you have been alive.  Here are a few observations I have made over these years.  Many of you won't like these, but time and experience and a couple of awesome grown-up babies of my own and a few thousand kids belonging to other people in my career have convinced me that these few simple rules are good ones. Please pay attention, for I speak truth....more
So many times I have wanted to say this to people! You go girlfriend!more

Our Older Students Are Wired For The Night

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The Post Where I Talk About the Flu

No, no, not the one where I am cured of the flu; the one where I get the flu! Mamacita says: I am not a Twilight fan by any stretch of anyone’s imagination; they’re too poorly written and my sensibilities can’t deal with that, but the way Edward is cured of the flu by Carlisle did catch my fancy for about five seconds. Or maybe it was the thought that perhaps on the same day Edward was cured of the flu, Lavinia died of the flu ....more

Quotation Saturday: New Beginnings and Fresh Starts

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Girl Scouts, Cookies, and Why I Don’t Give To The United Way

This was originally posted in 2008, but a friend’s problem with the Girl Scouts reminded me of my own problem with the Girl Scouts and specifically with the United Way. ...more

Happy New Year 2015

Mamacita says: Happy New Year, dear friends. ...more