Mother was good with babies, but, as she told Fio, she liked children better when they were older and she could teach them things. Fiorella, on the other hand,adores kids at all ages, but especially babies.
Your faithful correspondent is trying to learn a new list of palabras (words) en espanol (in Spanish)--deprimido (depressed), cansado (tired), triste (sad), infeliz (unhappy), desalentado (discouraged), preocupado (worried)--so she can figure out what is going on sobre su telenovela.(on her soap opera).
Fio's noticed that whenever there are bad people swarming, there are good people who come together in opposition. Fiorella wants to be one of the good people.