Author Archive | Deborah Tomai

Book Ideas for Halloween

Reading books with our children is one of my  favorite parts of motherhood. I love to read, and I want my kids to love books and reading, too.  Over the years, I’ve gradually collected children’s books that relate to different topics, holidays, etc. Here are some of my Halloween favorites for preschoolers: The Little Old […]

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Thoughts on Neighborhood Kids

Our family is fortunate to live in a great neighborhood, with lots of families and children. Most of the kids go to our local public school, so they see each other at school, on the bus, and around the neighborhood. While I’m glad to know all these families, it has taken some time to figure […]

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Prenatal Testing

I have chosen to do prenatal testing with each of my three pregnancies. My husband’s brother had spina bifida, so we have a higher statistical risk of having a baby with spina bifida. A spina bifida diagnosis could make a difference in the level of prenatal care needed, it might mean choosing a C-section over […]

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World Breastfeeding Week :: Deborah’s Story

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week.  If you visit the WBW link, you’ll find lots of information about the benefits of breastfeeding – with a focus on how  “exclusive breastfeeding and adequate appropriate complementary feeding are key interventions for improving child survival” across the globe. I’m not here to extol the benefits of breastfeeding.  The […]

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Words of Wisdom

There are certain sayings from childhood, from family, that linger. They are part of the fabric of our home – words that mark the lessons I learned as a child, and words that I want to pass on to my children.  Some are funny, some are sweet, some are just plain useful. Since Father’s Day, […]

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Early Intervention in the RGV

Childhood is marked by milestones. Parents anticipate the next step for their baby, whether that means sitting up, crawling, getting a tooth, or saying his first word. With my first two children, milestones were pretty easy to track – and achieve. Evan took his own sweet time about walking, but he crawled like lightning. And […]

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