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Homeschooling Through Chronic Illness

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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Illness strikes whomever it pleases, whenever it pleases. And homeschoolers certainly don’t have an immunity against it. My own family has lived through our share of illness. From our three-year-old’s diagnosis of MAE (myoclonic astatic epilepsy) to my own battle with a very aggressive form of breast cancer, we have learned how to “keep on keepin’ […]

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Capsule Wardrobe: What it is and Why You Need One

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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 is by no means a new idea, yet I discovered it only recently. Now that we’ve started up school again, however, I’m discovering the brilliance of the capsule wardrobe for homeschool moms!

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Coffee and Conversation #111 – It’s MomConference Time Again

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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 #111 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!    

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How to Ensure Your Homeschooler Thrives in High School

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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 Relaxed Mom Homeschool Planner comes with a unique feature to help you overcome the challenges you may be feeling about using these things!

Preparing for the new school year: Get your planner 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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Can you feel it? The cooler weather (hopefully!), the buzz in the stores about school supplies and back-to-school sales… Can you hear it? The alarm clocks going off a bit earlier (maybe…), the school bus stopping at the corner at o-dark-thirty… Yup, it’s that time:  time to get your planners out and get ready for […]

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Sure-Fire Ways to Sabotage Your Homeschool

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Candy

Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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Though it was 20 years ago, I remember well my excitement as I planned for our very first day of homeschooling. I didn’t have a lot of available space in our single-wide trailer, but I was determined to have a designated school room. Moving our two-year-old from his slightly-larger-than-a-closet bedroom into his big brother’s bedroom […]

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Back to (Home)School Mom Encouragement Giveaway!

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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 is a special post today…with our dear readers in mind! It’s that time of year. We are all working hard to get organized and planned for the new homeschool year. Sometimes as we work to get everything together for the new year, we can find ourselves overwhelmed and discouraged. But worry not, friends! We’ve […]

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Do You Need a “mommy anger” redo?

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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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I have a confession to make:  I know quite a bit about “mommy anger” – because I have it! I’m not talking about the “losing your temper once in a while” type, either. I’m talking the “stuffing it ‘till you explode” type…and while I’m not proud of that, it has given me a very generous perspective […]

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12 Things You Learned if You Were Homeschooled – Part 2

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Lauren Meeks

Lauren Meeks is a travel junkie and life enthusiast. She believes that everyone has a story, and writes to share her story and help others develop theirs. To get more inspiring articles delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for her newsletter at Forging Significance. You can also find her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
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Note: So glad you’re here for Part 2 of 12 Things You Learned if You Were Homeschooled! Last week, daughter, homeschool graduate and now blogger, Lauren Meeks, started to share some of the less-academic things she learned from her years as a homeschooled student. This week she finishes up the list…for now, at least ;-)! […]

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How Grandparents Can Support Homeschoolers

10+ Easy Ways Grandparents Can Support 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 post is dedicated to my dad, who died this past December.  He was always an avid encourager and lover-of-learning. Today would have been his 89th birthday. 

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