Friday, 2 March 2012

 Swan Princess at her last feis, in which she took 3 first place, 2 second place, and 2 third place medals Contrary to many stereotypes about women, Latina women, and writers I LOVE sports and movies about sports. Yes, even American football. Remember the Titans is a favorite of mine. I’m not an athlete, but […]

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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

 Lately my girls have been–how to say this?–obsessed (!) with the movie SOUL SURFER, which tells the real story of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton. I won’t spoil the movie if I say it’s about her recovering after a shark attack; it’s common knowledge (unless you were like me and just found out when the movie […]

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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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Thursday, 10 September 2009

Swan has a fairy friend who lives in our backyard, in a secret garden that we have. Only it’s not secret, but it’s a secluded little corner around a beautiful hawthorn tree (sooooo magical!) and several rose bushes. That’s the exact place where a patch of poison ivy keeps growing too, but that’s another story. […]

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Tuesday, 1 September 2009

My great-grandfather was Palestinian. No one in the family knows what his real name was, but my dad called him “Abuelo Emilio.” No one ever found his documents stating the real name, or no one was able to read them in Arabic. He learned Spanish, and lived and died like an Argentine. I always felt […]

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Sunday, 23 August 2009

This last week the kids went back to school. They were so excited they kept waking up all night to check I hadn’t slept in. I also doubted myself, and I set up about three different alarm clocks in case one or two didn’t work.I got up on time to make a good warm breakfast, […]

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

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