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On Having a Daughter

The other day, I was on the phone with one of my oldest and closest friends. We were talking about whether or not to have kids. Quick background: I already have one. She’s 10 months old. It feels like I’ve been a parent forever. My friend, on the other hand, is still unsure about the whole child-rearing […]

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The Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading

What?!!! Holiday Reading!!! The holiday break is intended for family and friends to celebrate the time of Christ’s birth. Most of us aren’t thinking of keeping our kids engaged in their learning. “The teacher wants us to do what?!!!” is the reaction we get when we send home a practice packet. It’s not a bad intention; the […]

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Time to Talk Language Development for the Busy Mom

Time to Talk: Language Development Activities for the Busy Mom

As a Speech Language Pathologist, parents are always asking me how they can help their toddler at home.  Parents often think that they should use flashcards to increase vocabulary skills.  While flashcards can be helpful, a lot of parents find that they don’t have time to use them or that their child does not like them.  […]

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To Dual or Not to Dual :: RGV Moms Blog

To Dual or not to Dual

“He who speaks two languages, is worth two persons.” “El que sabe dos idiomas, vale por dos.” Neither my husband nor I are fluent in Spanish. Unfortunate, I know. However having grown up speaking Spanish only to my grandparents I would have to say I am a bit stronger than he when it comes to […]

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Emergency Preparedness for Storms, Floods, and Harsh Weather

It never rains in the Rio Grande Valley, until it pours. Practice emergency preparedness and get ready now for storms, floods, and other weather emergencies. Recently, the Valley has been pounded with storm after storm. Really heavy storms. Storms that shake the walls and flood our lovely streets and highways. Last week, Highway 83 was […]

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