A writer, blogger, photographer, documentarian and adventurer, Christine Gilbert is also a wife and mother—but she hasn’t let her multiple roles slow her down. If anything, her familial responsibilities
compelled her to embark on more adventures, which she has compiled in her memoir Mother Tongue
. When she was pregnant with her first child, Gilbert began researching the benefits of multilingualism and was impressed by her findings. Most remarkably, she learned that those who spoke two or more languages could delay the advent of dementia by as many as five years.