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Username: joboom Last Online: Jun 15, 2017 14:14:47 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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Mayken: 6yo's teacher asked parents to write 2 letters, one the kids gets from the teacher today, the other we're to send by mail. I mailed my ml letter today. Jun 7, 2017 0:25:14 GMT 9
Amy: My 1 year old is starting to talk and has been using 2 new ml1 words since last Sunday :) <3 Jun 8, 2017 5:27:04 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken and Amy, sounds like fun times for you both! :) Jun 8, 2017 6:06:59 GMT 9
Mayken: Yay Amy! - I'm curious about the letter my 6-year-old wrote us during her class trip (teacher-supervised activity). Will there be ml in it? I hope it arrives before she comes back! Jun 8, 2017 18:56:16 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW! Recommended Resources: Great Books and Blogs for Nurturing a Child's Multicultural Spirit http://bilingualmonkeys.com/books-and-blogs-for-nurturing-a-childs-multicultural-spirit/ Jun 9, 2017 7:39:13 GMT 9
Joanna: My workshop is planned for Saturday, thanks for your replies...I'll post after. My daughter was singing along to our "theme song" so I have renewed hope :) Jun 9, 2017 14:18:39 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter's letter from her class trip arrived - she wrote one message in ML to Dad and another in ml to me. Her first letter in ml without a ml person to help her! Jun 11, 2017 18:40:08 GMT 9 *
Nellie: Congrats Mayken, Amy and Joanna! Jun 12, 2017 10:12:42 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wonderful, Mayken! Those letters are instant keepsakes that I'm sure will be read again many years from now... :) Jun 12, 2017 14:57:15 GMT 9
Amy: Joanna, how did Saturday go? Mayken, enjoy this beautiful keepsake :) Jun 12, 2017 20:36:29 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Guest Post: Creating a Little Bilingual Family—If Not Precisely By the Book http://bilingualmonkeys.com/creating-a-little-bilingual-family/ Jun 14, 2017 15:13:46 GMT 9
Joanna: It went really well! I'll make a good post soon with details :) Jun 15, 2017 14:04:30 GMT 9
Amy: Looking forward to it Joanna! :) Jun 16, 2017 1:39:43 GMT 9
Mayken: My mom got a lovely postcard in ml too from my 6-year-old daughter on her field trip! Another precious keepsake! (OK, I prepared the card with address and stamp ahead of time, but she did the writing all by herself.) Jun 19, 2017 23:28:01 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW VIDEO AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS TV! Your Child Wants to Be Bilingual https://youtu.be/C2uQhIZPp80 (And please subscribe to my growing YouTube channel!) Jun 21, 2017 8:49:35 GMT 9
Mayken: Our ml section will have a flea market stand at the school fair with used books, games, DVDs and CDs for sale. I donated 2 games, promised my daughter she could choose something. (Proceeds are for the school's ml section.) Love the idea! Jun 22, 2017 23:23:00 GMT 9 *
Amy: Am I to read something into the fact my toddler slammed Adam's book into my face...?? (rofl) Jun 25, 2017 20:58:35 GMT 9
Adam Beck: "Mommy, you better make me a polyglot...or else!" Jun 26, 2017 6:40:56 GMT 9
Nellie: Ahaaaaaaaa Amy!!! Jun 26, 2017 9:44:39 GMT 9
Amy: Lol! (rofl) Jun 26, 2017 16:00:17 GMT 9