33 Ways to Incorporate a Second Language Into Your Family Life

Do you desire to learn a second language but are having a hard time squeezing it in to everything else you have going on? Take a look at this list we’ve compiled to help you incorporate your target language into what you’re already doing. A little practice every day makes a huge difference over time, […]

Kids on Mission is now Language on Mission

Language on Mission (formerly Kids on Mission)

What an exciting day – Kids on Mission (KOM) has outgrown our original audience and calling, and we are taking the next step in trusting God’s good plan by starting off the new year with a new name: Language on Mission. In my 1.5 years serving as the director of KOM, there have been many […]

How To Celebrate Three Kings Day


Three Kings Day popped on my radar the first year my son attended a Spanish-speaking immersion school. He and his preschool classmates dressed up in shiny clothes and crowns to give royal honor to Jesus. In my son’s memory, it was one of his favorite days at school.  What is Three Kings Day?  Three Kings […]

How LOM 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 […]

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 […]

Learning loss, or summer slide, during school breaks

[Updated March 2023] Dear CBA Community, Summer break is just around the corner. Whoohoo! God has been amazingly good to us this past year. Many of us are dreaming about vacations, BBQ, and a slower pace this summer. Am I right?  But the villain of the season is summer slide.  Summer slide (or learning loss) […]