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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Mother and Teacher
Location East Coast, United States
Introduction I'm a Brazilian immigrant (used to say expatriate, have problems with this word now), living in the U.S. since 1996 with my husband and two sons (born in March 2002 and May 2004). I'm a mother, first and foremost, -- mamãe in my mother-tongue, hence the (e) of the blog title -- but after "ten years and two sons" I finally finished my Ph.D. in literature in 2008. After six years away from teaching (including a year home/cyber schooling my sons - 2009-10), I'm finally back in higher-education. I've been blogging here for eleven years, so welcome to my site and feel free to stay for a while and look around. Our lives are a roller coaster, never lacking in ups and downs! ;-)
Interests Mothering, Breastfeeding, Bi/Multi-lingualism, Academia, Academic mothers, Attachment parenting, Photography, Music, and many many other things... P.S. I don't know why it took me so long to add this "extra" info to my profile. I started the blog in Nov. 2004 and only today, 3/18/07 I'm adding these.
Favorite Movies Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Jane Austen adaptations (Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park), Sound of Music, Back to the Future
Favorite Music Brazilian Popular Music (Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, João Gilberto, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, etc), Film composers Ennio Morricone, John Williams, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Kurt Elling, CCM, classical music (Aaron Copland, Debussy, Satie, Brahms, and of course, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, etc). Yo-yo Ma
Favorite Books Too many to list... didn't I say up there that I'm in literature? :) (maybe I'll come back and edit this someday)