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How is TalkBox.Mom Better Than a Free App?

A free app may be a great option if your budget requires it, or if you, as an adult, want to learn a foreign language by yourself. With TalkBox.Mom, your life will actually transform into the language! Not just stay in the app.

Will TalkBox.Mom Fit into My Unschooling Homeschool Style?

TalkBox.Mom is an awesome choice for unschoolers because it’s not like a “formal” curriculum. The idea is to start using the foreign language phrases in your real life. And you choose the phrases in the new language that are the most relevant to…

How Does TalkBox.Mom Compare to Rosetta Stone?

Rosetta Stone is a fine option if you want to learn a foreign language by yourself or want your child to be babysat while checking the box for foreign language time. If you would rather learn a foreign language through an immersive, more child-centered program that your whole family can benefit from, TalkBox.Mom is a great option for you!

How Does TalkBox.Mom Fit Into the Montessori Method of Homeschooling?

The TalkBox.Mom program provides your family with the opportunity to learn a foreign language in a “real world” way by using practical phrases you would use in regular life. The phrases that your family learns in a foreign language will be relevant to the community and…

How Does TalkBox.Mom Compare to the Pimsleur App?

The Pimsleur app is an option if you are an adult wanting to learn a foreign language by yourself and are interested in learning professional terms in order to do business abroad.If you would rather learn a foreign language through an immersive, more child-centered program that your whole family can benefit from, then TalkBox.Mom is a great option for you!

Stop Going into Debt to Learn a Foreign Language!

If you’re looking for a high quality, fair-priced, effective foreign language program, TalkBox.Mom has got you covered! For just one $80 box every 2 or 3 months, you get the equivalent of paying $600 for a one on one experience with a native speaker.. Plus, that $80 box covers the entire cost for…

Can I Purchase More More Than One Language from TalkBox.Mom?

You might have one kid who wants to learn Hebrew, and another who is adamant that they speak Korean because they love K-Pop so much! Or maybe you have a big family trip to South America planned next year and you want your family to know both Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Whatever the reason, you may be wondering if you can purchase more than one language from TalkBox.Mom…

The Power of Learning a Foreign Language as a Family

Don’t forget who taught your children their first language – you! Your children learned to speak their native language at home, with their parents, through normal daily conversation. Why not continue this trend with a new language?

Teach kids French at Home to say, “Push me on the swing”. Phrase of the Day!

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are headed out to barbecue and, maybe even, sit by the pool in this wonderful heat! Kids seem to be able to gobble up their food in 2 minutes flat and then start asking dad for all sorts of things! “Push me on the swing”, “Can you make me a smore?”, …

Maximize Your Foreign Language Learning on a Budget!

There are SO many phrases in one box that your family will be able to speak and understand a large portion of a foreign language with each one! Imagine the mastery of the material you and your children will achieve if you spend 6-12 months on one box—instead of 2-3 months…

How to say, “You need to take a nap” in Spanish. Phrase of the Day!

Here’s a game I know dad will LOVE to play. Start with practicing today’s phrase, “You need to take a nap” together. Now, have dad pretend to get cranky (really, does he need to pretend to be irritated with too much noise in the house?) …

Do Language Immersion at Home with TalkBox.Mom!

TalkBox.Mom is the immersion language program of your dreams! Our program is designed for you and your family to start talking in a foreign language as you go through your normal day together…

How to say, “Don’t wipe your boogers on your shirt” in German. Phrase of the Day!

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a kid wipe a booger on their shirt… or better (worse?) yet, your shirt! Eeeww!! Today’s phrase, “Don’t wipe your boogers on your shirt,” is exactly what you may need. You know your kids will get a kick out of learning how to say, “boogers,” in another language! LOL

Learn Brazilian Portuguese at Home! Phrase of the Day.

When Hector takes our boys out on walks, there’s one thing they can’t resist picking up: sticks. Are your kids like that too? Our boys are pretty rough and tumble kids, …

How Does TalkBox.Mom Fit into the Classical Conversations Homeschool Style?

If you want to encourage Latin learning, adding a second language that integrates Latin, like Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, or Romanian, makes Latin really come alive! Many CC TalkBox.Mom families have…

Worried About Your Accent? This One Simple Trick Will Change Everything!

Are you worried about your accent when speaking a foreign language? Does it make you feel like giving up or not even trying? Like, how can you help your kids learn a foreign language when you sound like, well, you? Here’s some good news. It just takes one step to get over your accent…

How to say, “Please be quiet” in Hebrew. Phrase of the Day!

Hector is very hands on and does so many fun things with the kids that they just want to play with him all the time! It can be a rough transition for the boys when Hector needs to …

How to say, “Don’t pull on my shirt” in German. Phrase of the Day!

Get out the funny Hallmark cards with hammers and flannel shirts on the front! Ha! This week, we are celebrating dad with phrases he would say! As in, these are things Hector says SO much that I couldn’t resist. …

How Does TalkBox.Mom Compare to Having a Bilingual Nanny or Au Pair?

What happens when the nanny isn’t there to continue the foreign language education with your kids? What if she quits? What if she moves away? Will your children’s progress with their foreign language progress stop there?

How to Make the Connection for Fluency

Imagine asking your child, “Do you want a cookie?”. And your excited child suddenly stops playing Minecraft or races in…

Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day! Don’t color on the wall.

Just a week ago Darian colored on the walls! Not the baby. The nine year old. Why do kids feel the need to do that?! There’s a wall-colorer in every family, isn’t there? haha! …

Get Your Resistant Kids to Learn a Foreign Language With These Two Tips!

Speaking in a foreign language together as a family is, well, a family effort! If you have a spouse or child who is resistant, here are a few tips to get everyone on board…

TalkBox.Mom is so Expensive! Why Does Each Box Cost $80?

There is SO much packed into each box, that you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck! One box is all you need for your entire family to start talking in a foreign language together, plus the TalkBox.Mom Companion App with native speaker audio is included. (Not to mention weekly live training with Adelaide, a support group on Facebook, continuous free resources…

How does TalkBox.Mom Fit into My Wild + Free Homeschool Style?

With Talkbox.Mom, you can learn a foreign language together as a Wild + Free family as you experience adventures together! …

How does TalkBox.Mom Pair with the Charlotte Mason Homeschool Method?

TalkBox.Mom is designed for families to learn a foreign language together by talking throughout their day as life happens! You’re educating the whole child by speaking and hearing phrases in the new language, while you’re doing the phrases, and as you’re seeing the phrases in action! Soon your whole day will be filled with a new language!

Does the TalkBox.Mom Program Require a Membership Fee?

There is absolutely no membership fee required to use our program. Whether you purchase a box or a phrasebook (or both), you will have lifetime access to that material without any additional charges. Ever!

Blow Your Foreign Language Tutor Away by Practicing as a Family

If we compare talking in a foreign language to music lessons, you wouldn’t send your child to a lesson and not practice… or have them practice by just looking at sheet music all week and writing notes. They need to play! With a foreign language, they need to talk!

How Native Speaker Audio Can Help Familiar, Fluent, or Native Speakers

Unless you are a native speaker, it is very difficult to be aware of all the tiny nuances when it comes to speaking in a foreign language…

It Matters HOW We Teach

Want to have a language explosion in your home? On Thursday’s private FB live training for TalkBox.Mom customers, I shared…

Spanish Phrase of the Day! Open the curtains to let the sunlight in.

Do you have a morning basket routine? Morning basket is simply a time where the family comes together to learn as a family! Pam Barnhill …

Romanian Phrase of the Day! I’m going to sneeze!

Oh man! My husband can sneeze so many times that God bless you turns into… Lord save you! Allergies are the worst. And right at the start of spring, …

Brazilian Portuguese Phrase of the Day! Let’s sit in the shade.

Ice cream, cake, donuts, popsicles… do you and your kids have a sweet tooth? My boys love a scoop of ice cream in a cone with a cherry on top. Oh, sorry, make that three cherries for Nolan. 😅😘 In the warmer months, …

How Much Does TalkBox.Mom Cost?

Wondering how much TalkBox.Mom costs? We offer 2 different tools. The first is our phrasebook, and the second is our TalkBox.Mom subscription boxes…

French Phrase of the Day! There aren’t any clouds in the sky.

The most beautiful things in life are often the simplest, aren’t they? Going for walks has been a sanity saver during the past few months. Sanity. Saver. Yes?! 🙌 Taking a slow stroll for my kids to pick up bugs, look at leaves, and enjoy the spring weather has helped

Enrich Your Child’s Life with Foreign Language Speaking!

You may be wondering what the other benefits of learning a foreign language are—outside of knowing a second language…

Hebrew Phrase of the Day! It’s sunny.

If you missed yesterday’s phrase, make sure to check it out when you request the Phrase of the Day Calendar. It starts off asking what the weather is like and today’s answer will help build a conversation around weather! …

How to Convince Your Spouse to be On Board with TalkBox.Mom!

Here are some tips to have a beneficial conversation with your spouse on purchasing TalkBox.Mom!

Italian Phrase of the Day! What’s the weather today?

This week we are focusing on Spring weather! What’s the number one question every mom gets asked after she tells her kids to get dressed? …

Want to immerse your family in the listening stage? Here’s how.

This month in the private TalkBox.Mom Hotshot Group, we’re focused on helping your family be 100% successful talking in a foreign…

French Phrase of the Day! I don’t know.

One of the misconceptions about homeschooling is the feeling that parents need to know it all. The truth is, homeschool parents are far from great oracles of knowledge. I say, “I don’t know,” all the time to my kids! Mostly because they are …

Busy Family? How to Speak a Foreign Language Little by Little

Talking as a family in a foreign language for just a few moments a day in the car, while eating dinner, or going to bed will build over time and you will see progress!

Japanese Phrase of the Day! Cool!

If you could choose one way to make your life easier, what would you wish for? While I’m no fairy godmother, I can grant you the wish of your child saying something in a foreign language in the next 7 minutes! 😜 If that sounds magical to you, then I have the perfect phrase…

Spanish Phrase of the Day! See you later!

Would you like to hear a fun idea that Darian came up with for practicing the phrase, “See you later?” Using different, silly voices with each other, start really high, like a mouse, and then have someone repeat it really low, like a cow. You can come up with different animal…

Italian Phrase of the Day! I think so.

The question, “Is your room clean?” is usually met with an, “I think so,” from teenagers. It’s like they can’t ever quite commit one way or the other. Ha! I am so excited to have the phrase, “I …

German Phrase of the Day! I’m coming!

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend? Mine is swimming in crystal a crystal clear ocean and eating chips and guacamole on a beach chair under an umbrella. Hector and I love this because there’s no phone reception, no distractions, just my family and guacamole. Since starting my business 6 years ago, I’ve worked incredible hard to structure my business in a way…

Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day! Hello!

Do you have have a kid who is struggling to embrace learning a foreign language? It may not be every kid’s cup of tea starting out, and I get that! This week we are focusing on super short phrases …

On a Tight Budget? How to Make TalkBox.Mom Fit Into it.

TalkBox.Mom gives me the freedom and control to make speaking a foreign language fit into my family’s budget!

Brazilian Portuguese Phrase of the Day! Would you please plug in my cell phone?

Have you or your teen ever been in this situation? You finally have a minute to sit down on the couch after a hectic day, only to realize your phone battery is almost dead. And instead of getting back up, you just ask whoever is closest to you, “Would you please plug in my cell phone?” Oh, that tiny bit of help we all just need in our lives.For me, of course, it’s usually almost dead because my kids have been using my phone to play games on it. Tech geniuses can send people into space but can’t seem to figure out how to make my cell phone battery last longer than a kid playing Crossy Road! Why is that?

Can I Just Purchase the Phrasebook?

Sometimes it’s nice to just dip your toes in the water before you dive in. If you want to test the waters with TalkBox.Mom, you can…

Spanish Phrase of the Day! Pick up your clothes.

🖨️ Click the form to the right to get a FREE phrase of the day calendar for this week in the language of your choice.As the kids get older, I find myself answering the yes/no questions my boys are asking me with, “You need to clean your room.” Like, if they ask if they can play video games. It’s not, “yes,” or, “no.” It’s, “You need to clean your room.” hahah! Once that task is done, then things are a little more right in my world. Have you noticed any phrases similar to that, that you say all the time instead of yes or no?

Japanese Phrase of the Day! Wake up.

Has your family kept up a routine at home over the past months? What has worked best for you during this crazy time? My older son loves listening to audio books late into the night, so sometimes, he needs a little help waking up in the…

I’ve Tried Other Language Programs Before That Didn’t Work. How is TalkBox.Mom Different?

How much do you remember from Spanish class in high school? Even after two full years, how much did you speak outside of studying for the test? TalkBox.Mom is unlike any other foreign language program out there because…

Russian Phrase of the Day! Where are my keys?

Thinking about today’s phrase “Where are my keys?” has me reminiscing about when I LOST the keys to my old, little car when I was a teenager, so my brother let me take his car… which was named Aisha, …

Is TalkBox.Mom Worth it? Decide for Yourself

TalkBox.Mom seems really expensive. The truth is, it may cost more than some other programs. But that is only because….

3 Practical Tips to Save Up for a Talkbox

Being a one-income family doesn’t leave extra money for the extras! I knew I wanted our family to learn a foreign language together, so I used…

Ready for an affordable language trip?! 😍

Do you gasp suddenly? Your heart beat intensely? Your mind race with the opportunities for your whole family when you…

Brazilian Portuguese Phrase of the Day! I can’t find the diaper bag.

Which baby bag do you recommend? Did you find one you really liked? I love a bag that is super light weight… a back pack… and black, so I totally love the Ryla bag. But my husband is all about the most practical bag that arrives in two days from Amazon. Anything more than $25 is silly to him.But no matter which bag you have, you’ll end up looking all over for it, saying “I can’t find the diaper bag,” because you’re just really tired! I think this phrase is perfect for ending our week of forgetful mom phrases, because if you have a baby bag, that’s probably the most forgetful you’ll be as a mom, right?!

Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day! I need to cook dinner.

Are you someone who loves to cook? I find cooking fun when tacos are involved. I guess that is a little more like assembling than cooking, but I will call it cooking! I could eat tacos every night of the week and be one happy Mama!…

Italian Phrase of the Day! Did you move the clothes to the dryer?

At what age did you have your kids help you with the laundry? Darian began helping ever since he could waddle and grab things. He would happily move clothes from the washer to the dryer, and it just felt …

German Phrase of the Day! I forgot my phone.

I’m taking a poll: how good are you at knowing where your phone is? I am so bad about losing my phone. I haven’t lost it lost it in a while. Thank goodness. But when it comes to instantly knowing where I left it last and, like, if I grabbed it …

French Phrase of the Day! I forgot why I came in this room.

Can we talk about mom life for a minute? Our kids think we are forgetful, but the truth is, we have to remember SO much information that we forget the simplest things!! “I forgot why I came into this room” has been said at some point in my week! It happens …

Spanish Phrase of the Day! Have you seen my keys?

This week we’re focusing on Moms!! The phrases we’re focusing on are ones we say when we have A LOT on our minds and… forget things. Today’s phrase is something I may have just said in the last 2 hours! “Have you seen my keys?”…

Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day! I need to use the toilet.

We couldn’t finish up this week’s kid phrases without the all important phrase, “I need to use the bathroom / toilet!” I am not sure if it is so important or more like my kids say this all the time. Why do kids feel like they need to announce this grand event every single time they use the bathroom?!…

Japanese Phrase of the Day! Carry Me!

“Carry me!” It’s the perfect phrase to motivate a toddler to use a foreign language, or a tired child that can’t take one more step on the walk you just started, or me sitting on the couch with an empty…

Italian Phrase of the Day! I want to go on the swing!

Do you have a swing set in your backyard? I bet they have been a life saver this past month! We got a swing to hang from a tree in our yard, and it’s been nice for me to even relax on. But I’ve totally lived in apartments where we didn’t have a swing!! So if that’s you and swings are off limits at your park, you’ll have to wait to use this phrase. But it…

German Phrase of the Day! It’s already time to go to sleep.

Are your days feeling really long or short?! For my kids, they are just flying by, and with the sun out SOOOO late, they are constantly saying, …

Spanish Phrase of the Day! I want to sit on your lap.

Are your days feeling really long or short?! For my kids, they are just flying by, and with the sun out SOOOO late, they are constantly saying, “It’s already time to go to bed?!” when bedtime hits…

French Phrase of the Day! What a cool rock!

Oh, mom. You know that child who has rocks in their pockets? Rocks lining up outside the backdoor? Rocks in a box …

Opportunities for Daydreamers

Imagine your family speaking in Spanish on an archeological site in Mexico with an onsite expert. Envision your family taking…

Romanian Phrase of the Day! We’ve got a stinky diaper!

“Changing a diaper is a lot like getting a present from your grandmother – you’re not sure what you’ve got, but you’re pretty sure you’re not going to like it.” A good one form the Comedian Jeff Foxworthy. 😂…

German Phrase of the Day! Do you want to go in the stroller?

A change of scenery always does the trick to boost moral, am I right?! When the kids get a little crazy at home, we go for a walk! I am so thankful the weather is getting nicer, and we can get …

Hebrew Phrase of the Day! The baby spit up.

“What do you do?” Such a vague question, isn’t it?! The quick response is, “I keep little humans alive!” Hahah! A longer response would include all sorts of things, but let’s face it, keeping little humans alive…

Japanese Phrase of the Day! You are so snuggly.

How did your oldest child react when their little brother or sister came into the world? Some kids are immediately in love… while others (like Darian meeting Nolan) take some time to adjust…

French Phrase of the Day! I need to nurse the baby.

The best way to learn something is to say it over and over again. Plain and simple: it’s memorization that naturally happens over time. Think of a phrase that you say all the time when you have …

Spanish Phrase of the Day! The baby pooped up her back.

What’s on the to do list for today? No matter what it is, it will probably get interrupted with fun things like a kid drawing in permanent marker on their sibling’s arm and a baby’s blow-out diaper at the exact same moment! …

Romanian Phrase of the Day! I need to poop.

This is a phrase you never want to hear your kid say in a public place, far from a bathroom: “I need to poop.” We can’t control these things, but at least we can control who hears it! Today’s phrase will have your …

Italian Phrase of the Day! Did you wet the bed?

Are you even a parent if you haven’t had to wake up in the middle of the night to change bed sheets? Ha! I hope you don’t have to use this phrase tonight, but if you do… or might! Today’s phrase is, …

Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day: Mom, don’t kiss me.

We all know the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” right? Well, there’s something missing from that statement: …

Spanish Phrase of the Day: Did you just fart?

Picture this: it’s family movie night at your home. Everyone is snuggled up on the couch, watching the movie when… you smell something, and it isn’t good! You turn to the person sitting closest to you and exclaim, …

French Phrase of the Day: You have a booger.

One of our TalkBox.Mom families always says, “You have a booger,” in French to help each other out without making a scene. Now, this works really well when no one else speaks French…⁠⠀

German Phrase of the Day: Your zipper is down.

What’s your most embarrassing moment as a kid? Please share it below! Mine was taking off my overall strap and accidentally throwing it behind me into the toilet at my elementary school. Like, where do I go from there? …

Overcoming the Negative Voices of Resistance

  You know that little voice that is like: “You should listen to the audio for that phrase” or, “You…

Japanese Phrase of the Day: You need to make your bed.

I don’t know about you, but after a crazy Monday working from home while trying to keep the kids entertained, there’s just one thing to say: It’s time to clean up!…

German Phrase of the Day: Pick everything up off the floor.

Whenever my dad helped us clean when I was a kid, he’d have us get everything off the floor and put it on the couch. Then we’d vacuum. Once the house looked so clean, we just needed to put everything on the couch …

Spanish Phrase of the Day: I just swept the floor.

Did you attend the heart of homeschool event that we were a part of in March? It was with Nicholeen Peck and that woman is AMAZING at getting kids to clean. Like, I can tell my kids that they need to do a chore,…

Italian Phrase of the Day: Let’s put the clothes in the washing machine.

You know, I thought my laundry pile would have gotten smaller with this whole staying-at-home thing, and yet, I almost feel like it has gotten bigger! How is that even possible when one of my kids will ONLY wear pajamas?! Well, that brings me to today’s Phrase of the Day, “Let’s put the…

French Phrase of the Day: Everyone load the dishwasher.

We’re on a cleaning theme this week! Yesterday we said, “Time to clean up.” Today, we’re getting more detailed with, “Everyone load the dishwasher.” I love combining phrases when I can …

Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day: Time to clean up.

I don’t know about you, but after a crazy Monday working from home while trying to keep the kids entertained, there’s just one thing to say: It’s time to clean up! …

The Perfectionist in the Room

All month long, in the private FB Group for TalkBox.Mom customers, I have been talking about combatting negative self-talk. On…

Spanish Phrase of the Day: I am having so much fun with you.

It’s Saturday!! Let’s have a great day having fun with our family. Make sure to use this phrase too while you are at it! …

Brazilian Portuguese Phrase of the Day: Do you want to draw?

Drawing is such a fun part of any day at home! Learn how to say it in the foreign language of your choice!

Russian Phrase of the Day: Let’s watch a movie!

For a lot of families, that means cozying up on the couch to watch a movie. Tonight, before heading to the family room, why not tell your kids in Romanian, Spanish, or whatever language you want to learn, …

French Phrase of the Day: Look at the Stars

We may be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we’re stuck inside! Today’s phrase will have your family talking about the stars. When is the last time you’ve looked at the stars with your kids? …

German Phrase of the Day: Come over here and clean up your mess.

Here’s a fun phrase just for you, Mom! After a week of being home, you’re probably wanting some cleaning up to happen. I know I am!! Why not have some fun with it and say it in a foreign language?! …

Hebrew Phrase of the Day: Let’s play a game!

The truth you need to hear to stop holding yourself back!

I want to give you confidence that you’re good enough to speak in a foreign language with your kids. You don’t need to worry about sounding bad, messing up, or not being able to pronounce words perfectly.

Hear TalkBox.Mom Live at GHC!

Eeeeek! I am so excited to see you soon while TalkBox.Mom tours the US!

I have three, NEW, detailed, amazing sessions to help you transform your homeschool into something YOU love and your kids love.

These sessions are for you…

…if you want your heart to beat with excitement when you do school with your kids.

…if you want your child to be successful instead of simply checking boxes.

…if you have dreams and passions of your own that you want to share with your child.

Or if you’re wondering right now, I can have those? Where did they go?

Let’s crank up the volume on fun, passion, and dreams. In a super actionable way.

Create a LANGUAGE IMMERSION Homeschool—even if You Only Know One Language Now!

By this time next week, you’ll be speaking a language in your homeschool even if you know nothing or are a native speaker who is embarrassed that your kids answer back in English!

Learn to pass up years of trying to learn a foreign language. See how easy it is to teach other subjects in a foreign language. And find out how to leave your anxiety at the door as you talk with native speakers. We want your homeschool to provide a better language immersion experience than you could get anywhere else.

Don’t Waste your High School Spanish Requirement Checking a Box. Change your Teen’s Future by Actually Speaking Spanish

Between two equally qualified candidates, the person that speaks Spanish will often get chosen.

But Spanish is so hard?! Right? Well, if you learned to speak English, I’ll show you how you can start speaking Spanish the same day you start and spend the next two years speaking it even more as a family. And you don’t have to spend time crying over conjugation charts! In this session, you’ll learn how to easily learn Spanish, so you can use it for the rest of your life.

Turn your Homeschool into a Drool Worthy and Scholarly Experience by making Travel a Key Part of your Curriculum

I have to warn you. If you do this, your kids will be obsessed with school, go on and on about what they learn, and beg you for more. They’ll also sound like experts and create their own travel logs that rival the best textbooks. Yes, even your young child that is learning to read or your teen that rather be with their friends. I’ll help you make your homeschool a life-changing and unforgettable experience.

Planning a family trip? 2 Tips To Choose Your Destination

In this video post, I am sharing two tools that have helped our family plan budget trips.

Want your family to consistently learn a language? Do this.

Now that January is coming to an end and sick kids, errands, and chaos might have started to cover any distant memory of a New Year’s resolution, I want to share 5 quick tips with you to help you stay consistent learning a foreign language with your family despite all the craziness.

Is your family learning the right language for 2020?

If you haven’t decided which language to learn… Or different family members want to learn different languages… Or you just aren’t sure about the language you’re learning, then keep reading.

Think you can’t teach your child a foreign language? Think again.

Maybe, you think it needs to be HARD and CONFUSING when you start.

Maybe, you think there needs to be a STRUGGLE and TEARS.

Or you think that only CERTAIN people succeed.

All lies. Here’s the easy, simple truth.

German Phrase of the Day! You need to clean your room.

Italian Phrase of the Day! Take your clothes to the laundry room.

It’s teen week! We are focusing on phrases for all those families out there with older kids. So now, your kids can roll their eyes in a foreign language too! Ha. Just kidding… or not. Today’s phrase is, …

Free, Bilingual New Year’s Eve Printable

Free Printable: Grab your Bilingual Countdown for New Year’s Eve with Audio

Worried about your accent? Read this.

A lot of women have spilled their dark and tainted language learning past with me.

It usually starts with a painful look, then it comes out.

Free Bilingual Christmas Printables

The Foreign Language Advice that Changed Everything

Years ago, when I was just a college student trying to figure everything out, I had a life-changing conversation with my German professor.

Why did I Create TalkBox.Mom? Here it is…

When I was working remotely in Germany, I met so many families that lived on or near a U.S. army base near our Airbnb. The surprising thing was that they’d all lived there for a couple of years, and still couldn’t speak German.

The TalkBox.Mom App

I am so excited to give you a tour of the TalkBox.Mom Companion App through our beautiful how-to guide!

Natural Foreign Language Learning with Pam Barnhill

Mothers know how to teach languages. And we do that by unclogging the toilet, telling the kids to put their shoes on, and all the normal day-to-day things. We use it as life happens.

Finding Cheap Airfare for Family Travel

How I find the best available prices on flights to with these four websites to help stretch our family travel budget to explore more together.

2019 Homeschool Conference Dates – Will we see you there?

Free Valentine’s Day Cards in Spanish…porque te amamos!

Webinar Recap: Actually Talk in a Foreign Language at Home

Catch the recording of our webinar: Actually Talk in a Foreign Language at Home. After this webinar you’ll know exactly how to talk in a foreign language in your home the same day you start and move all the way to fluency without tears or frustration.

Preparing to Volunteer in Nicaragua as a Family

Announcing our 2018 Conferences!

Free Hanukkah Printable

3 Language Learning Tips

With these 3 language learning tips, you’ll actually start talking in a foreign language with your family… by, you know, USING IT!

Online Tour of your TalkBox

Time for your tour! Come take a tour of the online companion to your TalkBox.

How to Log In or Recover your TalkBox Password

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Learn German by Singing Moana’s How Far I’ll Go

Moana is SUCH an awesome movie, right? We’ve put together the lyrics for “How Far I’ll Go,” in German for you along with the music video and English text, so you can understand this version of the song. “Wieder zieht es mich zum Meer…”

Learn French by Singing Frozen’s Let It Go

It’s time to take your Frozen obsession to a whole new level by learning to sing “Let It Go” in French. Here you’ll find the music video in French along with the French and English lyrics. “L’hiver s’installe doucement dans la nuit…

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