How KOM Reminded Me that Parenting is Letting Go

How KOM Reminded Me that Parenting is Letting Go

My daughter sings, “I will go,” in Spanish, then English. She stands in our back porch with her head lifted, eyes serious. It’s a song she learned through Kids on Mission’s (KOM’s) summer program. (Listen here: “Yo iré, yo iré”)  As she sings the words to the song, the burden of parenthood strikes me. When she grows […]

KOM Summer Camp 2022: All the details!

On April 6, Kids on Mission (KOM) Director Pam Davis and Lead Teacher Violeta Cabrera met with Charleston Bilingual Academy parents to discuss how KOM classes can help reduce summer regression for students. The recording of the Facebook live video is below. Here are the highlights: Kids on Mission (KOM) Spanish classes help fight summer […]

New Year, New Language Learning Goal

With January comes fresh hope for new year resolutions, which could mean a new language learning goal for your family.  As a non-native speaker, I struggle with knowing how to support my family’s language learning at times. Discouragement dances at the edge of my mind. What do you know about Spanish? How can you help […]

What Language Should We Choose to Learn?

With so many beautiful languages in the world, which language should your family choose to learn? What should you consider? Culture? Proximity to native speakers? Opportunity to travel? Food? (Let’s be real. Although food does not equate language, food has been a great cultural bridge and encouragement in my family’s language journey!)  My family fell […]

Christmas Gift Guide for Unique Kid Gifts 

I get this question every year from the grandparents: “What Christmas gift should we get your kids?”  Sometimes I just want to say, “Oh, you know. A couple of sticks and a box.” (Those always seem to be the “toys” that occupy my kids the longest!)  However, I know my parents ask because they don’t […]