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15 Sep: Russian Phrase of the Day! Be very gentle with the cat.

My friend Molly has 3 cats. Yes, you read that right, THREE cats. Like Taylor Swift. 😜 She’s cool being called the crazy cat lady. Haha! One phrase you will hear her often saying is, “Be very gentle with the cat.” Although her cats are super friendly, it can be hard for toddlers to understand how rough they are being on the cat’s soft fur. Practice this phrase with your kids if you own cats, or for the next time you are with friends, so you can remind your kids to be gentle in a foreign language!

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10 Sep: Russian Phrase of the Day! I know the answer!

I interrupt your regular social media content for random information that is usually only seen on Jeopardy! I’ll go first, as long as you join me in the comments! Do you know where the word “salary” is derived? Its Latin root is “salarium,” used in paying Roman soldiers in salt! Salt was so valuable back then, they would sometimes pay Roman soldiers in salt goods. Salt to salary. There ya go! Some people dispute the claim, but there’s enough historians out there who say this is true for me to think it would show up in a Jeopardy questions some day!
Use today’s phrase, “I know the answer!” the next time you are playing a trivia game with this awesome salt knowledge you now have! ha!

Now it’s your turn! What’s the most random thing you know?!

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20 Jul: Russian Phrase of the Day! We are going to run errands.

What’s something you do to prep for or survive a big day running errands? To sweeten the workload, I like to drive through Chick-fil-a with the kids to grab a warm, soft chocolate chip cookie on our way home. This week, we’re using phrases we say while running errands. If you signed up for our free, language starter pack that includes a challenge with phrases you use when loading everyone in the car, you can combine this week’s phrases with the car phrases to talk even more while you’re out and about! So much free stuff! I’m here for ya, Mama! 😜

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07 Jul: Russian Phrase of the Day! Don’t fight.

Where are my fellow boy moms?! I was blessed with 3 boys, which means a lot of fighting in our house. Not necessarily angry fighting but mostly play fighting. Anything can become a weapon at any moment in our home. Can you feel me on that? Ha! You thought they were just headphones until they’re being used to take down their brother who is now a zombie. Use the phrase, “Don’t fight,” the next time your boys or girls are just getting a little too rambunctious.