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- Joni Halabi (pronounced JO-ni HAL-a-bi)
- Senior Web Developer
- Georgetown University
- Washington DC metro area, USA
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Joni Halabi is a “middle-end” web developer at Georgetown University who likes to write code, commit often, and make up her own titles. She has spent the last 20 years developing solutions for a wide variety of industries and organizations. She currently specializes in developing CMS themes and WordPress editor customizations. Joni has also taught continuing education coding classes and spoken at a number of technical conferences.
When Joni is not writing code, she is writing technical articles and creative works focusing on life as a single mother by choice. She enjoys running, practicing yoga, reading, and seeing live music near her home in the Washington, D.C. area.
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Joni Halabi is a web developer at Georgetown University and conference speaker who writes technical articles as well as a blog focusing on her life and journey to becoming a mother. When she isn’t busy writing poignant stories for families and children, she enjoys running, doing yoga, reading, listening to podcasts, and seeing live music near her home in the Washington, D.C. area. A new pursuit of Joni’s is learning to play the piano. Sweet Little You is her debut picture book.
Sweet Little You: A book summary
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An endearing new picture book lovingly shares a unique story of a mother with a dream of having a child who makes her wish come true by having a baby on her own. Tenderly written with beautiful painterly illustrations by Lisa Wee, Sweet Little You is a loving and unique story about a different path to becoming a family.
In this tender affirmation, the story’s new mother pens a love letter to her baby of how her child came to be and how she cherishes their little family of two. A precious and rhyming text shares the mother’s promise to help them dream, explore, and find adventure in life.
Evocative of beloved classics such as Guess How Much I Love You, Pat the Bunny, and Love You Forever yet with a contemporary and diverse variation, Sweet Little You is for all of the intentional single parents who haven’t seen their own type of chosen family represented in a picture book that they can share with their child. The poignant story’s stirring and loving message is perfect as an affirming everyday read-aloud and also as a thoughtful and heartfelt gift for special occasions and milestones such as baby showers, new baby, birthdays, Mother’s Day, and Valentine’s Day.
Sweet Little You is written for ages 0 through 5 and intended for all families.
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