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Character Ink has been revising and testing our existing Meaningful Composition books and writing several new ones over the past two years.  Additionally, Donna is putting the finishing touches on a new grammar kit for bloggers: “The Write Right Quick Kit for Bloggers.” Sign up for email notifications about new blog posts so that you don’t miss the unveiling of any of our new products!

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Donna Reish, of Character Ink publishing company and "Raising Kids With Character" parenting seminar answers a question from a mom about back talking and disagreeing tweens and elementary children. Donna teaches the difference between parenting in black and white and parenting in the gray--and explains how to implement the No Response Rule.

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The Meaningful Composition (MC) series is a multi-level writing program for students in grades two through twelve who desire to use character-based (and sometimes biblically-based) materials, themes, and subject matter, including, but not limited to, character stories, biographies, science and weather/nature topics, animal information, Bible stories, and much more.

You may see the types of papers and assignments and content by looking at the two-week samples of each book below.

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O is For Organization

By Donna Reish
Once you learn to “Delight in Dailies” and get the things done that need to be done on a daily basis, it is time to get other things done, but what?

I can remember when my husband and I were first married, I would ask him, “How do you know what to do every day when you go to work?” I just couldn’t figure out how he knew what needed to be done.

He would always ask me, “How do you know what to do when a student comes for tutoring?” or “How do you know what to do around the house and with the kids every day when you get up?”

I remember telling him, “I just do.” And he would say it was the same for him at work.

Prioritizing at work and at home are two very different things though. I mean, at work, you have a boss waiting for you to finish something. And you have deadlines, etc.

But at home, once you get the dailies done, everything else that isn’t a daily is always screaming out to you!




When the married or college kids come home for a weekend or holiday break, I always like to make things that they like, or things that are special to them. I have been scouring the internet for a couple of years to find a recipe that is similar to the Arroz Con Pollo that our newly-wed son always orders at our family’s favorite Mexican restaurant. I was unable to find anything like it.

So….I combined a couple of other recipes that looked similar and came up with one that worked—and that all of the kids really liked.  Read More...
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