Donating your hair for use to make wigs for people who have illnesses that cause them to lose their hair, is an act of service that can make a positive difference in someone’s life. Coincidentally, or not, as I was preparing this post I came across this very sweet video of a 3 year old girl who donates her own hair. It is very touching!
You can read the full story here: A 3-year-old’s heartwarming motivation to help children with cancer. Chez nous it was also a sweet experience to watch my oldest daughter Elena make the choice to donate her hair. Finding where to donate the hair was a little more tricky and so I thought I’d share the resources that were shared with me by several friends. Continue reading
Today I want to share with you one thing I do to test my babies to determine whether or not they are grasping language. But before I do, here’s just a little anecdote about Rémy. When he is “reading” books and finds one he’s interested in, he’ll tell it “Bonjour!” and then flip through the pages with his chubby fingers. Sometimes he gazes longingly at the images, other times he uses his finger to “read” the words on the page. Sometimes he’ll spend several minutes on a book, and other times only a few seconds. But the result is always the same. As soon as he tires of the book, he tells it “Bye-bye!” and chucks it to the side. And I think it’s the cutest thing in the whole wide world!
If you are looking to raise bilingual or multilingual children, a healthy dose of humor is required! Never mind the nights when I’m so tired to speak that my words get all jumbled up into three different languages that resemble none, multilingual families run into all sorts of comical mishaps that can leave you splitting your side and peeing your pants… and that’s what Olga Mecking, The European Mama has confectioned for us at this month’s multilingual blogging carnival. (You’ll find my own story towards the end under Busy as a Bee in Paris.) Enjoy!
When Sam told me about his surprise to take me to Paris for our Valentine’s Day date, I was overcome with a happy, healing sort of goodness. Life is busy with four kids and my life has been a little overwhelming for me lately. And then it was just so irresistibly romantic of my sweetheart to have planned this as a surprise, babysitters included! I looked forward to our date all week long, but as fate would have it, I woke up with a migraine, a sore throat and menstrual cramps! In a nutshell, miserable, but there was no way we weren’t going! And I’m not sorry we did! We had a blast and it was so fun to reconnect with my absolute favorite person in the entire world!
Now for a funny little anecdote…