A Few Spoken Words

We’re now approaching our second Christmas as a family of three. Where is the time going? Sasha’s parents are coming over from Moscow later this month so our 2 bedroom flat is going to feel a lot smaller! Anyway, the big announcement this month us that we...

Understanding Russian Better Than English?

Mia is now 15 months old. She’s certainly beginning to understand a lot more words in the past few weeks. It’s funny because I feel she understands more words in Russian, and Sasha thinks Mia’s understanding of English is far greater. Different...

A Growing Vocabulary

Mia is now 14 months old. Her understanding of English/Russian vocabulary is steadily developing. However. she’s not speaking any clear words as yet, just lots of da-da, ba-ba and ma-ma sounds! Early days though… Here are some words she’s learnt this...

Signs Of Progress?

Mia is just over 13 months old now. I’m pleased to report that she is starting to point out more and more things when Sasha and I speak to her, in both English and Russian. No words as yet…but it’s clear her understanding is developing in both...

Best Jogging Stroller Under $200

After I gave birth to Mia, I wanted to get back into my regular running routine as soon as possible. I’ve always found jogging to be one of the best ways to keep fit, particularly around my hectic work schedule. I usually run 5k two or three times a week, but...
5 Benefits Of Being Bilingual In The Workplace

5 Benefits Of Being Bilingual In The Workplace

What are the benefits of being bilingual for your career? Along with the social, cultural and health benefits of speaking two languages fluently, there are various studies which show that it can be a valuable asset in the workplace too. The job market is a tough...
How To Raise A Bilingual Child

How To Raise A Bilingual Child

So Mia is now just over 1 month old! Lots of nappy changes, sleepless nights and as you can imagine… …not much time for anything else! – During Sasha’s pregnancy we often discussed about raising Mia in a bilingual household. And to be honest,...
7 Tips For Finding The Best Bilingual Baby Name

7 Tips For Finding The Best Bilingual Baby Name

Nothing seems to cause quite as much division between couples as choosing a baby name. You would think two adults could reach an amicable compromise for something as important as naming a child 🙂 Well, for some, choosing a name can be one of the hardest tasks in...

Welcome Baby Mia

Welcome baby Mia! Born on 2nd August 2016 at 6.13 am! This is the first post on this blog, and it’ll probably be one of the hardest to write. You see trying to remember the whole experience of Mia’s birth is a bit of a blur, as I’m sure it is for...