History

Movie Review – The Finest Hours was time well spent
This is the story of "the most daring rescue" ever conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard - and I'd highly recommend it for families with young men. (more…)
Preparing for Christ-Centered Holidays
  The holidays are rapidly approaching, and while we all enjoy the feasts and the fun, there's so much more than that. The trick, really, is remembering why we celebrate, being sure to teach that to our kids, and somehow figuring out how to plan a big family celebration without losing sight of the One who…
A Better October 31st
Q: So what is Reformation Day and why do you celebrate it? We were delighted to find out that Christians have been celebrating Reformation Day as a holiday since at least 1567! As parents of six boys, we've loved having a holiday to remember a true Christian hero — a man who faced death and…
Celebrate Presidents Day with a Free Download!
Here's a neat resource you can download for free and share with your sons in honor of Presidents Day -- examples from the lives of great men who have led our country! Several years before he became our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt and his friend Henry Cabot Lodge wrote a collection of stories to teach…
Why Off-Year Elections Are Important Too
Tomorrow is our infamous "off year election," where local elections are in focus and the president watches returns to see whether he finishes his term with a friendly Congress or an opposition in control. Voter turnout is always lower when The Big Prize is not on the ballot. That's a huge opportunity for the party faithful…
Celebrate Presidents Day
With Men of Great Character–Free!
Here's a neat resource you can download for free and share with your sons in honor of Presidents Day -- examples from the lives of great men who have led our country! Several years before he became our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt and his friend Henry Cabot Lodge wrote a collection of stories to teach…
Happy Independence Day!
Won't you join us tomorrow in celebrating the glorious heritage of liberty in our country? Click here for our free guide to Independence Day Celebrations!
Teaching Geography Inexpensively – and Effectively!
Several of our sons have done well in state-level geography bees, including one who ranked no. 2 for the whole state. When a public school teacher turned to Melanie in amazement and asked “What curriculum do you use?” she had to admit a dark secret … we seldom use a geography curriculum at all! So…
Risk and Reward
Most of us have been frustrated at some time or another by our boy's love of risk-taking and adventure. They seem to do the craziest things and seldom think enough about them first. As a mom, I want to protect them and coddle them and keep them completely safe. What they need, though, is balance!…
Character-Building Books for Boys
Someone just recently asked on our Facebook page: Do you have a list of book recommendations for building character and vocabulary? My son reads about 200 to 300 pages a day and I cannot keep up with the previewing. We had the same question when our oldest boys were younger. They could race through books…