Is being a mama worth it?


Over the past few weeks…some of the Marino’s took turns getting sick…..Gregory and Zach were sick….and me too a day after Gregory….but we are now feeling better…the three of us….however….it was Katie’s turn to feel a little under the weather…nothing major but just not herself.

My Katie girl..though…when she is not sick…and someone else is sick…she takes on the role of an amazing mama…she just has that innate ability to take care of you when you are not feeling well…and knows exactly what to do to make you feel better.  A few weeks ago when I had a terrible headache….as I ran upstairs to get my PJs on…..she took my phone…googled headaches…and when I came downstairs…the lights were down low…she had the love seat all set up with the ottoman at the end…extra blankets where my feet should go…she said my feet needed to be elevated…and cold wash clothes for my forehead…so sweet.

And the other day when Gregory was not feeling well…she was missing for about an hour…well I knew she was in her room..but not really aware of what she was doing…well she came downstairs with two string-bracelets that she made him…picked out all of his favorite colors…and told him that she hoped he felt better…then sat with him…checked on him…asking him if he needed anything…so sweet….

My Katie is a girly-girl…and it is fun…she loves to shop, get her nails done…. get a pedicure (well who doesn’t!)… & she loves make up…doing her hair…going to the salon…any type of make up…air brush make up)..buying  shoes..she knows what goes together and what does not go together…in fact…when my 15-year-old has questions as to what looks good together and if it matches or not when getting dressed…he turns to his nine-year old sister…and when we picked outfits out for Easter…okay see below:




Well….the shirt that Zach is wearing….I did not pick that out…I picked out something else…and she said: Oh no Ma…he won’t like that….get this one.   And she was right…he loved what she picked out.

I am so proud of my little mama Katie…she is sweet and fun…and I am thankful for her….and especially wanted to share the picture above of the Yankee”s pasta she made for us the other day! 

Go Yankees!

Love you Katie-Girl!

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 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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