Is Mama Lisa like Mother Goose?

Peter wrote to me this question that I had to share with you in case anyone else was wondering…

I know its unfair but the “Mama Lisa?” are you really a grey-haired, hair tucked up in a bun, twinkly spectacles on nose, sitting in rocking chair on the porch, knitting mufflers and baking apple pies at the same time sort of person?

Yours respectfully (if you are) admiringly (if you’re not!)


Here’s my reply…

Since I turned 40 last year – it just so happens that a couple months later I had to get spectacles – though I call them corrective lenses… Truthfully, my hair would be peppered with gray, but… these days there are things one can do about that. I don’t often wear it up in a bun – only on hot summer days. I haven’t used a rocking chair since my daughter was a baby (she’s about to turn seven). Can’t knit – only crochet. I confess I do occasionally bake apple pies in the autumn. So I’m a sort of younger mama – not exactly an old mother goose!

Thanks for writing!

Best wishes,

Lisa Yannucci
Mama Lisa’s World

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3 Responses to “Is Mama Lisa like Mother Goose?”

  1. Lori Says:


    I am trying to find the Spanish translation of the nursery rhyme “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe”. Can anyone help? Thanks so much.

  2. Monique Says:

    I made up this one:

    En un zapato vivía una vieja mujer
    Tanto hijos tenía, no sabía qué hacer.
    Para cenar caldo sin pan les dio
    Y con buenos azotes a dormir los mandó.

  3. Lori Says:

    I made one up, too but yours is much better!

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