Friday, December 23, 2011

Baby Bilingual by the numbers


Strike a pose, baby girl!
  • Happy, healthy children: 2 (4, counting my niece and nephew) 
  • Languages in our home every day: 2
  • Languages in our home this time next year, we hope: 3 (We just applied again to enroll Griffin in the preschool program at Pioneer Elementary, the local Spanish-Engish immersion school)
  • Supportive "hopelessly monolingual" (his words) husband: 1
  • Years of blogging: 5.5 (6.5, if you start counting with Three Tarts, my co-authored and abandoned-after-we-started-having-babies food blog)
  • Bringing up Baby Bilingual blog posts: 432
  • Number of times a day I see, read, or hear something and think, "Oooooh, I should blog abot that!": probably 3 (more if Griffin has been particularly loquacious or I've been surfing the web)
  • Number of times a day I actually do write about it: hah!  Not even three times a week these days.
  • Conference presentations on raising children bilingually: 2 (CCFLT and ACTFL)
  • Articles written for Multilingual Living Magazine: 10, for my "Tatie Teaches a Toddler" column (access to all 70 back issues to the magazine available here)
  • Articles written for Multilingual Living's website: 15 (language learning activities for young children)
  • French storytimes coordinated: 17
  • Most commented post: 28 for French Films That Aren't Freaky
  • Most viewed post: 3350 page hits for Resources 
  • Followers: 133 (thank you!)
  • And, as of the wee hours of this morning, while I was boobing the baby back to sleep: 100,000! hits here on Bringing up Baby Bilingual!  That's a lot of zeroes.

13 comments:

  1. Congrats on all those hits, Sarah! I always love to check in with your blog from time to time - like you, too busy to do much blog-writing myself these days, but I am reading when I can. If you have the chance to get the kids into an immersion programme, that's wonderful - it's definitely worked for us, in fact we barely speak French at home anymore so it's all from school, but it's enough and they are both very bilingual now :-)
    Btw, I think the word for that bonnet is 'darling'!

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    1. I'm so glad that it's working out so well for your multilingual family!

      Re the bonnet: I am definitely enjoying having a girl baby to dress as I wish, and I recognize that there's probably a short window of time where she'll let me do so, so I'm going to take advantage of it!

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  2. What a great post, Sarah. Congrats on all those wonderful numbers. I hope Griffin loves Pioneer...

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    1. Me too! But right now I'm just hoping he gets into Pioneer!

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  3. Bravo! Your numbers are impressive. I look forward to reading many more posts by you.

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  4. Really interesting post! Have just discovered your blog and I´m sure I´ll find it very helpful when trying to bring up my own child bilingually! Have just started my own blog re bringing my daughter up bilingually too!

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    1. I'll enjoy following your adventures as you add more to your blog, Tracey!

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  5. Fun post! I'm definitely one of your followers and really enjoy your blog (when I have time to read it!). I have to admit, I'm kind of addicted to checking the stats on my blogs. I get excited when it's double digits - can't imagine all those zeroes! Congrats!!!

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  6. @Everyone--thank you for your congratulations! And, especially, thank you for reading my blog.

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  7. Hi Sarah! Look at you guys!! (*waves hi at Ed, too*)

    I'm here because I am re-doing my links pages at my blog and wanted to see what was up here, since it feels like a century since I checked in. And hey!! There's a new one of you in the picture! Welcome, Gwyneth.

    Those are some impressive stats, Sarah, and I am so glad to see you are continuing to blog. I hope that when I update my links pages, more people will come and visit to see what you have going on in the world of helping the children you love become multilingual.

    Tell Ed I say hello and I hope that all of you are having a healthy and happy 2012 so far.

    Take care,
    Karin

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    1. Hi Karin! Ed says hi, Griffin says "When are we going to aller at Paris Maman, Maman, Maman, I want to see the Tour Eiffel, Maman, Maman, Maman, oh look un camion de pompiers!", and Gwyneth says "A-da-da-da-da-da." Good to hear from you, and best wishes for the new year!

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  8. Just found your blog and am impressed! What a great list of resources and stories. I've been trying to do this myself on my blog but am obviously a newbie compared to you. Is it okay if I recommend your blog on my site: www.languages4yourkids.com?

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