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Username: fish Last Online: Apr 4, 2017 0:13:28 GMT 9
Latest Status: teaching and learning
Posts: 57
Date Registered: Mar 3, 2015 18:25:48 GMT 9
Country (residing now): Japan
Country (originally from): North Carolina, USA
Children, Ages: Son (b. 10/2013), Daughter (b. 5/2016)
Majority Language: Japanese
Minority Language(s): English
Current Challenge in Your Bilingual Journey: Keeping my balance while continuing to learn.
Something Funny or Interesting About You: I play the fiddle. And I love to dance!
Favorite Quote: True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility.

Phillip Pullman in The Guardian, January 22, 2005

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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