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How to Assign High School Credit to Life Learning Opportunities

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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High school is such a wonderful time for homeschooling! The early years of teaching “the basics” – reading, writing, primary math facts – are over. The seasons of seemingly endless repetition, review and drills have come to an end. The kids have most of their facts and phonics down and are usually smooth readers; independent […]

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Homeschool Freedom Friday – Science Fair Help!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Today’s video caps off our 5 Days of  STEM Activities week, and I’ve got some good news for you – even if you’re not a “geeky” mom, or one who leans toward the STEM subjects, be comforted: getting ready for the Science Fair doesn’t have to be terrorizing! I’ve got some resources and help for […]

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5 Days of STEM Activities – Water Testing

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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We had some trouble with our well awhile back, and it brought up the issue of water on my hubby’s radar. Although we got the well repaired, he thought it would be a good idea to test our well. Of course, he wanted me to ask the county Extension Agent, but I jumped on it […]

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Coffee and Conversation #158 – More STEM Resources

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Welcome to Coffee and Conversation #158… AND Day 3 of our week of STEM activities! Today I have the extreme pleasure of sharing with you a boatload of super STEM resources that I’ve curated from a few homeschool bloggers whom I know and admire. I do believe that you, too, will come to appreciate the […]

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5 Days of STEM Activities – Crazy about crystals

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Welcome back to 5 days of STEM activities. We’re having a blast at my place…hope you get a chance to try some of these ideas out and enjoy them, too! Yesterday I shared an actual kit that we dove into…. but today I have is one of those activities that I call “serendipitous science.” The […]

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5 Days of STEM Activities – Solar Cars

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Welcome to 5 Days of STEM Activities, where I’ll be sharing 5 days of actual activities and resources for you to share with your STEM-lovin’ students at home! Stay tuned all week for the fun… I have to say that one of the things I most enjoy about our local homeschool co-op is the educationally-oriented […]

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On Homeschool Freedom Friday, Pat suggests a tech(less) summer idea...

Summertime Tech (less) Idea

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Welcome to Homeschool Freedom Friday! Here’s a thought…tune-down the tech this summer! Homeschool Freedom Friday takeaway So…what are some other things you can do if the tech is turned off (other than what I mentioned in the video)? How ’bout: Read a book (check out some of our book reviews here), Get a bunch of […]

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Coffee and Conversation #147 – Get “outta Dodge” with AirBnB

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #147! Are you hoping to “get outta Dodge” this summer? I may be able to help! OK, so last week I told you I was headed to my happy place…and what a happy place it was 🙂 My daughter and son-in-law are AirBnB hosts, and when I […]

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Coffee and Conversation #144 – Some Techie Twists on Children’s Books

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #144! If the pull of technology has your family by the throat at your house, these slightly “tech-tweaked” children’s books may be just the ticket! I was looking through my Goodreads account the other day and saw Goodnight iPad on my list. I don’t remember putting it […]

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How to study history, geography and cultures using fiction. Map courtesy of Wondermaps, from Bright Ideas Press.

How to Teach History Using Fiction

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Wait, wait, I’m not talking revisionist history here, not about “taking sides” or rewriting it to suit our purposes…I’m talking about historical fiction. Many years ago I discovered this genre when I had a daughter who loved to read and was bored to tears with history. In that ever-seeking way that many of us homeschooling […]

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