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Last December, I traveled to Argentina, for only the second time in fourteen years. The first time, I traveled with my Cangri who was barely one year old, and I was eight weeks pregnant. It was April, the time between Summer and Fall (in the Southern Hemisphere). I was there for two weeks–one week was […]

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Monday, 14 February 2011

Last week I joined a few other bloggers in participating of a virtual Secret Valentine blogfest. I loved the concept, and when I found out whose Secret Valentine I am, I was even more excited: Kristin Miller, one of the brilliant minds behind the idea. I don’t know Kristin in person, but just reading her […]

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Friday, 11 February 2011

My fellow Shark and Pebbles critique partner, Julie, shared this video with me today. From now on, I declare this as the theme song of my life. I wonder if Julian could some day make a song entitled, “Don’t you ever interrupt me when I’m writing my book.”What do you think?

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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Yesterday my Swan Princess participated of her third feis. Since she wasn’t nervous at all, I was nervous for her.I shouldn’t have been. Not even for a second. She did wonderful. She participated in a reel, light jig, slip jig, treble jig and hornpipe competition. The last two on hard shoes. I could never remember […]

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Monday, 31 January 2011

My baby boy is almost six years old. He wakes up with a smile to go to kindergarten, early in the morning, with the older kids. He loves break-dancing class. He comes home from school and turns on his iPod so loud I can hear it all the way from the kitchen, while I smile […]

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

This is the greatest Youtube video I’ve ever watched. I won’t spoil it for you, but I warn you as Jaime (who posted it on her blog first, and I just had to share it) did in her blog, I hope you’re not drinking anything while watching this video. You’ve been warned…

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Friday, 21 January 2011

I can’t let Halloween go. That’s the only excuse I have for not updating my blog since the beginning of October. I promise I’ve been blogging in my mind everyday, but as the great Neil Gaiman would say, “it doesn’t count.”Before I blog about the most amazing Christmas of my life, or my new nanowrimo […]

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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Last week we decorated our house for Halloween. I was about to blog about how much I love this time of the year, how I enjoy the scary books (I’m reading Dracula, again) and the anticipation of Halloween. All of the thoughts I wanted to blog about have been brushed away by the event, the […]

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

As a child I fantasized about eating all the cake batter I wanted, drinking all the Coke I wanted, owning as many books as I could afford, among other things. Is there anything that when you were a child you wanted so much you couldn’t wait to be a grown-up to get it?I do eat […]

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Friday, 1 October 2010

In the book I wrote last year, futbol is a central theme (pun not intended). Not only the sport, but how it affects society (especially in Rosario, Argentina) and the people. Why people like it, why people follow a team even in the worst circumstances (like Central being relegated the the B Nacional). I could […]

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Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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