What a fantastic year it has been! There have been so many highlights – here are the main ones:
“Bringing up a Bilingual Child” came out in June and I am so happy and humbled by all the positive response I have had from my readers. The feeling of having been able to help parents on their multilingual family journey makes my heart sing, jump and do somersaults!
Most popular post
Not in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined that my post “12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know” on the basic facts of bringing up a bilingual child would still be going strong almost a year after it was first published! It has hundreds of visitors every day and has so far been read about 300K times. Thanks to the many talented translators in the Multilingual Parenting community, the post is now available in 17 different languages!
Is a language you can and would like to translate into missing? If yes, please do get in touch!
New website, collaborations and events
With the new website in June, additional resources were added – much more to come in 2015! I am so proud to be working together with other coaches via the website and on-line, and extremely thankful for the opportunities to do workshops and talks at events organised by schools as well as local and international organisations.
… so year 2014 will be a hard year to beat, but I am so excited to see what 2015 has in store! Here is a little preview…
International Mother Language Day, Saturday 21.02.2015
Put the date in your diary! Bilingual people and families should celebrate their language skills and there could not be a better day for it than the International Mother Language Day. This is the official day for celebrating linguistic and cultural diversion as declared by the United Nations. Keep your eye out for activities you can do with your family and friends and take part in the build-up which starts on social media and in blogs on the 21st of January! Together we can make the 21st of February a day to look forward to every year. More information to follow…
Why change something that is working well? Wednesday will continue to be the regular blogging day so make sure to visit the site at least once a week to read the latest post.
Is there something you would really love to read about – contact me to let me know which topic you are interested in!
There will be many more entries in the “From the diary of a bilingual mother” series, and at some point during the year I will combine them all into an eBook which I will make available to all readers. Do you have an idea, maybe a something that happened in your family, or a specific challenge or success story you think could be in the diary? Let me know and I will include it in the story line!
Our popular Question and Answer feature will continue to be published every Thursday – you will find replies from Maria, Isabelle, Ute and myself as well as from some new coaches! Do you have a question? – why not send it to us?
Last, but not least…
Yes, I mean YOU, for reading what I write. Without you, the reader, I would not be able to keep going. Thank you for visiting my site, commenting, asking questions, sending suggestions and being part of our magnificent community. You might be on the other side of the world (or very close for all I know), but you have a very special place in my heart, and I appreciate the time you share with me.