Friday, 28 March 2008

Other Multilingual Parents' Blogs

A couple of days ago, Souad told me about Rebecca. Rebecca is American but she lives in Japan. Her husband is German. I'd say they're in a right mess ;-)

Rebecca has been blogging about her children and their languages on her blog called Adventures in Trilingual Parenting. I spent an hour reading, occasionally nodding and murmuring things like "yup" and "exactly". Needless to say I have subscribed to her blog and am looking forward to more of her writing.

Today, I tried to find more similar blogs, and I came across Trilingual - Indonesian, French & English and Bringing up Baby Bilingual. I am going to read through those two as well during the next days.

The important part here is: we really are not alone, but I was expecting to find more blogs, to be honest. If anyone knows of another related blog, would you please let me know?

Thanks a lot!

5 comments:

  1. Hi, Multilingual Living Magazine is online, they provide many infos on multilingualism.
    Glad to have found your blog also.

    Santi

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  2. Hi Jan,
    It's interesting to real this post that you wrote 3 years ago, mentioning that there weren't that many bi/multilingual blogs that you were able to find...initially, I went to post this comment to let you know of some blogs I've discovered, but then I noticed the date, checked your sidebar, and made the conclusion that since 2008, a heck of a lot more parents out there are blogging about their bi and multilingual journeys!
    I appreciate your sharing your stories here, am also VERY curious about what software you used to created your family language diagram, and thought I would mention that I have a list of 17 language blogs on my site, as well, most of which are different than the blogs you have listed on yours.
    I am impressed, to say the least, of the endeavor you've undertaken. I struggle with bilingualism, can't imagine adding TWO more languages to the mix! Good on ya ALL!!
    Tamara
    Portland, OR

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  3. Hi

    Just started my own blog...
    http://gatoandcanard.blogspot.com/

    about our own mess!!! Check it out.

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  4. Lovely Annabelle, great mix of languages there! It will be interesting to compare notes, as both our families are exposed to 4 languages. Good luck with the blog.
    And yes, I do believe you have to nag your hubby to speak portuguese wenever possible, good luck with this too :)

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  5. @Tamara

    I never answered your comment, sorry about that!

    You are right: a lot of bi- and multilingual blogs have appeared since 2008, and I think that is a great thing!

    It almost makes me think we should connect the kids so they could meet up when they're older or at least have a virtual community...

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