Merry Christmas from my TalkBox.Mom family to yours! And happy holidays!
I am truly thankful that you support our small, family business with employees that live all over the world. Your purchases this year, literally changed their lives during the pandemic and helped feed our family and theirs!
Here it is, straight from them, on how much your support meant to our team this year and the changes it brought to their lives:
“I had been a professional wedding photographer for 19 years–until this year. As most people know, the wedding industry was just one of many industries that were greatly affected by Covid restrictions. Starting at TalkBox.Mom this year allowed me to continue to earn money from home while still homeschooling my kids. Thank you for sharing your love of the Christmas Instagram photos I took by commenting on them! I am so thankful I still get to take pictures, in a totally new outlet! Joyeux Noel!”
- Molly, Marketing Manager
“This year has been very challenging for all of us and especially for me because I was working in the airline and travel industry, which was greatly affected by this pandemic. I lost my job, and it’s been very hard to get a new job, but with TalkBox.Mom, it gives me a new hope, a new light, and opportunity to get back on my feet. With this, I will always be grateful to the TalkBox.Mom families for their continued support and love for learning.”
- Ann, Assistant
“Starting with TalkBox.Mom has been such an amazing way to jump back into the work world. I have been concentrating on homeschooling two kids for 10 years now and was not in the working world at all. I just want to say how excited I am to have the opportunity to create content for you guys! This job has been such a blessing and a boost to me personally. I love the fun and encouraging environment, and I get so much inspiration from your families’ stories. Thank you for choosing us for your language learning. Have a fantastic start to 2021, I hope it brings more wins for each and every one of you.”
- Lerin, Graphic Design
“I fell in love with TalkBox.Mom and when the opportunity to work for them came up, I jumped at it. Working for TalkBox.Mom has taught me so much. I’ve gained tons of new skills and I’ve joked that in a way it’s been therapy for me. I’ve found out things about myself I never knew. Adelaide has helped me to pinpoint my strengths and grow in them. I’ve been supported through a tough pregnancy, colicky/reflux baby, and the recent passing of my MIL. I’m incredibly grateful for a wonderful team – truly a team! Everyone has each other’s best interest at heart. I’m grateful for the customers that have believed in our products and brought language learning into their homes! I can’t wait to see what 2021 holds! Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!”
- Meghan, Partnership Coordinator
“I started working for TalkBox.Mom about 4 years ago, when I was still a student unsure about what I wanted to do with my life. Where I’m from, people don’t value skills, curiosity, or versatility as much as they value degrees, so I felt stuck and really unfulfilled. TalkBox.Mom has offered me so many opportunities to use my potential to the fullest without having to fit in to please others, and I get actual recognition for what I do.
“I’m so grateful to be able to help your family learn a foreign language, and I’m also grateful to work with wonderful people from all around the world who help me grow and learn everyday. I get so much satisfaction (and laughs!) reading your hotshot posts, I feel connected to all these beautiful families through my work, which is a comforting thought in these trying times.
TBM is a magical adventure that I hope to be part of for a very long time!”
- Elissa, Project Manager, Audio Engineer, and French Voice Artist
“Thank you, you Hotshot and the entire TalkBox.Mom community, for trusting me to care for you, encourage you, support you, guide you, and allow me the opportunity to personally get to know you and your family this past year as the TalkBox.Mom Community Manager! 💙
Growing and supporting the TBM community has been a wonderful joy and privilege and a great blessing to my life. This job has allowed me to help support my family through the many lows that 2020 has brought. The highs of 2020 were many new friendships within the team and the TBM community this year. 👯♀️ Showing up to work (even behind my screen 🤓) every day comes with a lot of fun as I get to witness your success and excitement as you grow closer to your foreign language goals every day. 💯 All the times you tag me, ask me for resources, and message me for help are very rewarding because I know you trust me to help you reach your goals. It’s an honor. 🥺😍 Supporting you as you change your family’s life and opportunities has been AH-MAZING 🎉. Thank you for allowing me to do this all year long. 🥰 I’m looking forward to helping you grow in your success and goals in 2021. 💪🏽🏆 Vielen Dank! (Many thanks!)”
- Kaeti, Community Manager
“Being unemployed going into this year, I didn’t have high hopes of finding work during the pandemic, so it felt like a personal miracle joining the TBM family. It’s a huge relief to feel a sense of stability in spite of current events, and I’m incredibly thankful to have a work family that cares about my well being. Being able to have a Christmas this year is exciting, and it’s thanks to all of you on your language journeys! Happy Holidays! And may 2021 bring you happiness and good fortune!”
- Gil, Executive Assistant
“When I started on as the newest member of a tiny team helping families speak in foreign languages back in September of last year, I don’t think I understood how much it would change, not just my life but that of my own tiny family. Leaving a terrible job environment to join a wonderful family of people that truly care not just about the products they make and the people they help but their employees was the life change I truly needed. I am in a better place for myself and my partner, Gil, since starting here, and a large part of that is having some many wonderful families enjoy and be excited about our products. Without you guys, I would not be up to my ears each week assembling boxes. Without you guys there would have been no weeks and weeks of building keeping me sane through the hardest parts of this pandemic. Without you guys I wouldn’t have a job that I truly care about. Every cardboard box I fold, every folder I stuff, and every string I tie is part of something bigger. Something wonderful and meaningful, and I thank you all for that. Feliz Navidad and Happy Holidays!”
- Kim, Assembly and Shipping
“I have been using TalkBox.Mom in my homeschool for over a year, and I fell completely in love with not only the product but the heart of the company. After 14 years as a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, I found myself needing to jump back into the working world. The first place I applied was TalkBox.Mom, and I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to work with a company I love so much! I am able to work from home as I continue to homeschool my children. What a blessing! Buon Natale and Happy New Year to all!”
- Cindy, Content Specialist
“I feel really lucky to have worked for TalkBox.Mom full time for over one year. It not only gives me the opportunity to learn new things but also allows me to raise my children and spend time with my family… and not get stuck in traffic or putting my health at risk during this pandemic. Thank you all for making this possible. My best wishes to all! ¡Feliz Navidad!”
- Adrian, Graphic Design
“4 years ago, I started working for Talkbox.mom, and I never thought that this company would completely change my life. We started from the scratch, and there are only 4 of us covering all departments besides our language teams. I witnessed how hardworking and passionate Adelaide and Hector are to help families speak in a foreign language, and at the same time, they’re also helping their employees not only by giving a job but training us as well to learn new skills. Thank you to all families who believe in Talkbox.Mom, because of your trust and love, we’re here working hard to give all our best in every product you purchase. To my Talkbox.mom family, from the bottom of my heart, I will always treasure the day I became part of your family. Thank you so much, Adelaide and Hector. Words can’t describe how thankful and happy I am! Merry Christmas and looking forward to a brighter Year in 2021 for all of us!! ❤”
- Ella, Learning Management System Specialist
I’m kind of new and kind of old to the TalkBox.Mom team. I started using TalkBox.Mom with my family, about a year ago, after many indecisive thoughts about which language to learn. We ultimately decided on Spanish! Not long after that, I was able to join the team as a homeschool conference representative in February! What a dream! I still have to pinch myself thinking about it! It was very much unlike the “Eileen” I knew to try something new and scary. Adelaide and Hector welcomed us with open arms and I had a great time meeting the other moms, turned coworkers. They are the coolest people! But alas, we only got to go to one conference, thanks to the stinky virus! But man was it fun to meet the future and current TalkBox.Mom families at the conference and learn about the reasons they are interested in learning foreign languages. Fast forward to today when I have the delightful job of chatting with TalkBox.Mom families and meeting new potential families who are about to jump off the cliff and soar! I love all of the families and hearing about their grandparents who speak a language, or families getting ready to travel the world, or families just wanting to be able to talk to the cashiers at the grocery stores and restaurants. Everyone’s journeys and reasons to try TalkBox.Mom are so unique and special and I feel very fortunate to be a part of the experience! Thank you for allowing me to learn about your families and opening up about your past struggles and big dreams for the future. You have provided me with the opportunity to be able to work from home and homeschool my own daughters. I can pay for them to go to ballet class, take them ice skating, and buy my new baby niece a Christmas gift. I wish you all a joyous holiday season with or without your family and friends near you and a happy and healthy 2021.
- Eileen, Customer Communication
Thank you for the opportunity that you have given me to work with this wonderful team, especially this year. I have learned so many new things, and I am very grateful for that. I am also very happy that I can take care of my little boy and at the same time work from home. Thank you for everything! Happy New Year! I wish you and your family all the best <3
- Vjollca, Graphic Design
I was a newbie in this industry and I am thankful that I am able to work with the best people. I consider TBM, and even the hotshot members, as an extension of myself. You guys helped me in so many things and you made my 2020 better. I don’t know where I’d be without these wonderful people. Thank you for trusting me to work for you and let me be part of your 2020. This is not just a job for me. You helped me get through this year and all I am hoping is peace and love for everyone. Working at TalkBox.Mom is therapeutic considering our current situation. May we all have a holiday full of love.
- Jessica, Accounts Receivable, Quality Control Specialist
We’re so grateful to be able to work together doing what we love: helping you to USE a foreign language every day with your family!
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