Who is Katie-Borreato?



My Katie just turned eight in January of 2011…..she is the third in line of my four children….she has three brothers.  From the time she was about two and a half until about six she wanted to be a mermaid….she really believed that someday it would be possible….I would just tell her that she could be anything that she wanted to be……as long as she worked hard and tried her best.  I knew she would eventually figure it out….that being a mermaid was not a possibility…..well even though she’s not going to grow sea-legs someday….she loves the beach, the water, the sand, finding spider crabs, playing with seaweed and swimming in the water……the quote below was written by her when she was about five years old…..

“I wish to be a girl by the sea.  I know what I want to be: a mermaid.”





Katie’s second grade teacher, Mrs. Trelfa, gave her the name “Katie-Burrito”.  Katie, however, changed the spelling to “Katie-Borreato”.  Katie actually sings a burrito song….and did so for her class this past year….and two other second grade classes.  I am pretty sure that the song is heard on a television show….but I am not sure which one.   Here’s the Katie-Borreato song…..

“I am Katie-Borreato.  I ate a borreato…..yum, yum, yum.  With plenty of cheese and plenty of beans..yum, yum, yummy, yum.”

 Mrs. Trelfa also called her “itchy burrito” for about a month….because she was covered head to toe with poison ivy…..but that obviously went away…..now she is just “Katie-Borreato” again.



February 14, 2010-“Live, live.  Have fun.  Be yourself.  Happy Valentine’s Day Mom and Dad!” 

February 15, 2010-“Good times Good times.  Have fun.  Live your life.  Make it good.”

October 9, 2010- “Mac and cheese makes me smile”.

April, 3, 2011- “Be a great person in life.”

About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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