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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.

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

Logging in and recovering your password is easy! Here’s how to do it.

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…

Learn Spanish By Singing: A Mi Burro Le Duele La Cabeza

Learn French by Singing The Little Mermaid’s Kiss the Girl

Learn Spanish by Singing The Little Mermaid’s Under the Sea

Learn French by Singing Aladdin’s A Whole New World

Learn Spanish By Singing: Arroz con Leche

Learn Spanish By Singing: Pimpón

Learn Spanish By Singing: Los pollitos dicen pio pio pio

Tres Elefantes – Learn Spanish By Singing

How to Learn German with your Family

Language Books for Moms

Play to your Strengths, Mom.

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