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Debbie S. Patient Expert

NYC, New York
I have been many things: a waitress, an executive asst., a casting asst., a meeter and greeter girl at Wallach's dept. store, a school mascot, camp counselor...none of them compare to being Nestor's wife, Spike's stepmom and Amelia's Mommy. I love my family more than anything in the world.
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Big Changes. Big Year. by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So the first thing I need to do is give a huge Amelia update! It appears that she has had some kind of cognitive growth spurt in the last couple weeks.  I don't know if ... Read on »
Soooooooo Typical! by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've attempted to sit and update for some time now.  I've been slightly busy.  So much to tell you! Well, first and foremost...Amelia became a big sister on November 15th ... Read on »
Playdates, Halloween and More... by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Amelia had her first official playdate yesterday.  We met up with one of her schoolmates, who has a typical twin sister -- so it was doubly fun!!!  Nestor and I have bec ... Read on »
Fun at School by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Looks like fun, right? These are pics of Amelia in the "swim program" at school.  It looks a little more like sitting in a really cool jacuzzi, if you ask me!  Ther ... Read on »
First Day of School by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well, Amelia had her first day back to school yesterday.  I really wanted to get pics and video to share...but she was not such a happy camper yesterday.  Not sure if it was ... Read on »
MRI Tomorrow by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting After many cancellations and reschedulings, we are finally taking Amelia in for an MRI brain scan.  She hasn't had one since she was in the NICU.  It may sound odd that we h ... Read on »
It Takes a Village by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Amelia just got off her second round of antibiotics for a recurring sinus infection.  Poor thing was MISERABLE!!!!  She seems to be much better now and her system is regulat ... Read on »
Some Mothers Get Babies With Something More by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting  by Lori Borgman| Monday, May 12, 2002   I've read lots of these lovely essays, here's one I hadn't seen before that was posted by a Mom on FB.  It's very thoughtful.  ... Read on »
Busted by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, this morning Nestor and I went to the LA Premiere of the amazing documentary, "Certain Proof: A Question of Worth."  It is a a tremendous project that gives a voice to n ... Read on »
All's Well at the OK Corral by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting  School picture 2011 Just wanted to give an update.  Amelia's surgery went well last week and we're going to be seeing the ENT this week for a follow up.  She still see ... Read on »
The Same Tune by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So....last night was one of those nights.  It started when Amelia was on the feeding pump.  She had too much gurgling going on and I knew I wasn't going to get much sleep.  ... Read on »
Certain Proof: A Question of Worth by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting  Tomorrow, Monday, March 21st @ 1pm EST, I will be Guest Co-Hosting with Tara Ecklund on Family Network TV on Blogtalkradio.  We will be interviewing the filmmakers, Sus ... Read on »
Family Network TV by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting **BREAKING NEWS** Being a celebrity family doesn't immune parents from having a child with additional needs. Nestor and Debbie Serrano will be our guest to sha ... Read on »
Joe Mantegna: A Prayer from the Bench by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Our friend, Tim sent this to Nestor yesterday. It's always captivating to me to hear other special parents' stories. To hear about the very beginning, the uncertainty, t ... Read on »
Stories: Everyone's Got One by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting  Amelia is great and everything is going well with her.  Lots of wheels set in motion for her including: getting thru a Neurology appointment last week, where we met h ... Read on »
Dearest Amelia by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting  The famous ice cream cake Amelia with Patricia, her nurse, Mommy and Daddy just before singing "Happy Birthday"! Read on »
Amelia and Max by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Here are the photos of Amelia with Max, our cousins' dog.  It's the first time I've ever seen her take any interest in an animal.  It's so cool!   Take ... Read on »
What's New? by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  This is the first year in a long time that we weren't trekking from Nestor's family in NJ to my family in MD to be with everyone at once ... Read on »
Sunny and 75 Degrees by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's the strangest thing to be sitting here, in November, wearing cargo capris and a little cotton blouse.  I haven't quite grasped the concept that although it may get c ... Read on »
People.com article by Debbie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting  some pics from our day at Malibu beach A really nice article written about our family.   http://celebritybabies.people.com/2010/10/15/secretariats-nestor-ser ... Read on »