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Good-For-Your-Health-Smoothies 101

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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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(And scroll down to the bottom for 2 bonus recipes for some quick-energy, easy-to-make snacks that are good for you, too!)  No extra charge 😉 For any of you who followed our Couch to 5K series awhile ago, you’ll remember that I got into juicing… While I truly enjoy the taste and clean texture of pure […]

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Homeschool Freedom Friday – A Word to New Homeschoolers

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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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  This video is the fourth and last video in the “Homeschool Video Challenge” hosted by Lara at EveryDay Graces. It’s been really special to be part of a wonderful group of homeschool bloggers from the iHomeschoolNetwork. I do hope you’ll take the time to watch some of the other videos in this series, and […]

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Coffee and Conversation #162 – The Impossible Dream

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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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Greetings and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #162!   I am often so enlightened by my children, but recently child #4 was especially inspiring. I have a budding thespian who eats, breathes and lives all things theatre. He’s especially into musicals these days. Recently, he was studying for his statistics class, and as I wrote […]

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Reviving The Lost Art of Mentoring

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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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The concept of mentoring is often focused on mentoring youth,  And while it is admittedly an important and somewhat neglected activity in our society, a terrific sermon I heard awhile back on the concept of discipleship got me to thinking about “us women.” Many years ago, as a young wife and mother, I sought out some older Christian […]

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Coffee and Conversation #160 – Reflections on the solar eclipse

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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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Greetings and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #160!   Were you able to watch this week’s eclipse? Although our family doesn’t live in the region of totality, we were actually able to watch it in multiple cities, thanks to the miracle of technology. And even on a much smaller scale – I have not a […]

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Tunes to Get your Back-to-School “Groove” on!

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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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Well it’s back-to-school season for many families – homeschooling or not – and I don’t know about you, but my feeds have been burning up with planning and organizing and curriculum-related posts. It’s like that every year at this time, right? But here’s one that you won’t see much of: the effect that music might […]

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Coffee and Conversation #159 – Who Turned Out the Lights?

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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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Greetings and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #159!   Did you know Candy wrote a book? Let me tell you about it! Darkness. I’ve experienced my fair share of it. If you’ve lived any length of time, I’m sure you have as well. And, like me, you can probably recall with more clarity than you’d like the moments […]

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How To Win Your Reluctant Teen’s Heart

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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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Ahh, the teenage years…traditionally, the time when that once cute and cuddly and sweet child that you birthed turns into a….well, turns into a…well, you probably know what I mean, right?! 😉 Now, I’m gonna give a bit of disclosure here that I’m NOT a PhD.  I’m not in clinical practice, and other than some […]

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Coffee and Conversation #156 – Focus on Reading

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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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Greetings and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #156!   This week, in honor of our 3rd year of hosting Coffee and Conversation (eek!), we’re celebrating our very-most favorite thing with you – reading! So, while it may not be National Reading Week (although there are plenty of “official” opportunities to celebrate various forms of reading year-round), […]

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Moms: Take Time to Color
and Be All the Better For It!

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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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As a child, I loved playing with little Matchbox cars. Our family was really close to neighbors that lived across the street, and when my dad was late coming home from work, my sister and I would go over and play with their son, who had a TON of Matchboxes. Settled down outside, we would […]

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