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Username: joboom Last Online: Apr 10, 2017 14:13:22 GMT 9
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Date Registered: Jan 1, 2015 21:10:51 GMT 9
Country (residing now): France
Country (originally from): Canada
Children, Ages: baby Charlotte
Majority Language: French
Minority Language(s): English
Current Challenge in Your Bilingual Journey: Switching relationship language. I want to speak only English to my husband so I remember to do it when baby is here, and get comfortable with that uncomfortable minority language feeling. Also acquiring English resources in France on the cheap.
Something Funny or Interesting About You: I am a proud bilingual (have ''lived French'' for about 6 years now) and struggle not to code switch myself...my colleagues laugh at my Franglais, it just comes out naturally now!
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English speaking Canadian Mom, French speaking Dad, happily transitioning to minority language at home (English) with our baby daughter in France.

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Adam Beck: NEW GUEST POST: Bilingual Success with a Proactive Language Strategy http://bilingualmonkeys.com/bilingual-success-with-a-proactive-language-strategy/ Mar 29, 2017 6:28:07 GMT 9
Mayken: My 6-year-old told me she got praise from her ml teacher this week because she knew so many flowers by name! (And I'm far from being a flower expert.) :) Mar 29, 2017 21:35:31 GMT 9
Mayken: 6yo came home from school with her ml report card, and it's full of A's! Proud Mommy (that's me) went and bought her some books as a reward. :) Apr 1, 2017 5:04:04 GMT 9
Amy: Finally got round to finishing the translation of one of my daughter's ML book into ml2! :) :) Next step is finding out her reaction... :-S Apr 2, 2017 5:46:31 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken and Amy, we're happy to hear your good news! :) Apr 5, 2017 6:58:43 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Bilingual Kids and Grandparents: Make the Most of This Opportunity http://bilingualmonkeys.com/bilingual-kids-and-grandparents-make-the-most-of-this-opportunity/ Apr 5, 2017 6:59:27 GMT 9 *
Mayken: Getting lots of inspiration from Adam's book - if I had the time to implement everything I want, my daughter would drown in ml activities! :) Apr 6, 2017 4:46:06 GMT 9
Amy: Delighted to know my eldest is in Spain though the house feels a bit empty without her around :) Apr 9, 2017 5:03:56 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Mayken, I'm happy to know my book is offering inspiration for your efforts! Let's keep dog-paddling along! :) Apr 12, 2017 10:04:28 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS: The Most Important Point on Our Long Bilingual Journey http://bilingualmonkeys.com/the-most-important-point-on-our-long-bilingual-journey/ Apr 12, 2017 10:05:19 GMT 9
Mayken: My girl and I are going to see her ml grandma in our ml country for the Easter weekend. (And buy more books!) Apr 13, 2017 4:35:53 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I hope you two have a fun, book-happy weekend! :) Apr 13, 2017 5:23:08 GMT 9
Mayken: On the train from Paris to Cologne we sat next to another ml mother and daughter from our school! Only noticed when almost in Cologne. It's a small ML-ml world! Apr 13, 2017 21:40:37 GMT 9
Amy: Got fleeting impression during Skype call with daughter on holiday at grandparents' in ml1 country, that her ml1 pronunciation has improved! :) :) She even seemed more confident speaking in ml2! :) Apr 14, 2017 23:12:48 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Mayken and Amy, you and your kids are both doing so well! Keep up your wonderful efforts! :) Apr 15, 2017 21:26:50 GMT 9
Mayken: During the traditional German Easter fire, my daughter met her friend from her school day in the ml school! So many birds with one stone! (Sorry for the birds ;)) Apr 16, 2017 18:51:11 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Happy 1st birthday to my book! This Book on Raising Bilingual Children Can Have a Powerful Impact on Your Family, Too http://bilingualmonkeys.com/this-book-on-raising-bilingual-children-can-have-a-powerful-impact-on-your-family-too/ Apr 17, 2017 8:23:08 GMT 9 *
Mayken: One year already, and I only managed to finish reading it yesterday. Happy birthday to your book, Adam! (Glowing review coming from me in the next few days.) Apr 19, 2017 0:28:33 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Huge thanks to you, Mayken! :) Apr 19, 2017 5:42:14 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Last night I heard my daughter *singing* in her sleep--in a mix of our two languages! Funny! Strange! :D Apr 21, 2017 10:26:31 GMT 9