It’s July. Picnics, patriotism and fireworks. God bless America.




Then—homeschool curriculum.  About the time the last box of sparklers is used up, the remainder of July is when a lot of moms are scrambling, not wanting to wait until the last minute but realizing that time is getting a little short, to make all those choices and go through the ordering process.  It’s time to think in terms of priorities and make sure the most important bases are covered.  Am I forgetting anything (gasp!)?

Probably.  Who ever remembered to get everything on a long list?  Going back to the grocery store—or, heaven forbid, the plumbing store—is a part of life.  But as a friendly reminder, don’t forget the most important subject you will teach your children this school year.  Or ever.

Home schooling has suffered from government requirements that codify low expectations:  just get your math and language skills and you can be a good, effective “worker bee” for government or industry one day.  They’ll train you on the job in the other skills you need.  Most Christian moms understand that a real education is much broader than that.

The wisest ones of all put character training at the top of their priority list.  Math and science and history and language are all essential, but there are plenty of smart derelicts in the world.  The people who succeed in God’s eyes are the ones who reflect the character of Jesus.  Young people like that are also the ones who fill the lives of their parents with joy.

We hope you’ll spend some time perusing our fun, Bible-based character resources this summer as you plan for the months ahead. It’s our privilege to share the ideas that we’ve developed and tested in the real life laboratory of our home.  We’ve learned so much from others; we hope you’ll enjoy our resources and share them with friends and family.  Let’s keep the circle of blessing going strong!

Uncle Rick Free DownloadLet Uncle Rick help you teach your kids the true story of Independence Day!
This is a story Uncle Rick has written for you to read to your children—or let them read on their own—telling the story of why we celebrate Independence Day.  A great price was paid for our freedom. When your children hear the story, it will add new meaning to your celebration.
FREE DOWNLOAD!  Uncle Rick’s Independence Day Story

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About Marilyn

Marilyn is wife to Rick, Mom to 14 children, Nana to 22 grandchildren (and counting!) and homeschooler for 37 years. She and her husband own Character Concepts which they started for the purpose of helping others raise children with a strong, godly character and Biblical worldview.They have developed character curriculum from preschool through high school, based on what they found worked when teaching their own 14 children over the years. Her passion is to help young moms raise kids of character and enjoy the journey!

2 Replies to “It’s July. Picnics, patriotism and fireworks. God bless America.”

  1. Thank you so much for the free download! I know my boys will love the book and will understand better why we celebrated the other night.

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