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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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Coffee and Conversation #152 – What does ‘freedom’ mean to you?

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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 #152!   July 4th is just around the corner – what will YOU be celebrating this year? As I was contemplating the theme of freedom this past week, I was a little broadsided by where my thoughts led. Freedom means so many different things to different people, and […]

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Goodness knows, there are TONS of 'em...but here are 10 activities to get you started exercising with your kiddos!

10 Fun Activities You Can do with Your Kids that Double as Exercise

Candy

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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In my ongoing effort to never underestimate and, as often as possible, incorporate the simple, I’ve learned that exercise doesn’t have to involve a trip to the gym. Not having the time, money, or inclination to invest in a gym membership isn’t a valid excuse for doing nothing. There are TONS of things to do! […]

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Things I Didn’t Expect from Getting Older

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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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Getting older. It’s inevitable. And, really, if you think about it, it’s nothing to complain about. The alternative to getting older is, well…not getting older and there’s only one way to truly have the aging process screech to a halt. It involves housing our physical bodies in a hole in the ground. I firmly believe, […]

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Celebrate Mother’s Day!

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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 Fridays!     Homeschool Freedom Friday takeaway Click on the image to download either or both printables!   And some special posts you may enjoy… How to be the Perfect Mother Be encouraged with this Playlist! Rest and Refreshment for Homeschool Moms 4 Ways Moms Can Find Some “Me Time” Why […]

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For (un)appreciated homeschool teachers everywhere!

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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 Fridays!   In honor of Homeschool Teacher Appreciation week, today I’m sharing a tip that will bless and benefit both those who are feeling appreciated, and those who may not be…     Homeschool Freedom Friday takeaways… Don’t relegate showing appreciation to once a year! Q. Are you feeling unappreciated these […]

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4 Ways Moms Can Find Some “Me Time”

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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 Homeschool Freedom Fridays!  This week, with Mother’s Day coming up, Pat is sharing four ways moms can create some quality “me time” in life.  It doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re in…you’ll find these tips applicable and helpful if you put them into play…   Homeschool Freedom Friday Takeaways […]

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9 Tips to Make Your Move Less Stressful

Candy

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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Moving is stressful. There’s just no way around it. Some things are just par for the course and we have absolutely no control over them (like the ever-shifting closing dates and the never-ending “one more thing” paperwork requirements). But there are steps we can take that will help ensure a less chaotic move, and tips […]

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Hearing God can happen in the most unremarkable places; and the tub is certainly one of them. But I can say with confidence after facing some serious battles that when God says He

Hearing God – Lessons from the tub

Candy

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.
Candy

I find it ironic that many of life’s most profound lessons are often revealed in the most mundane of places. At least, that’s how it works for me. I’ll be minding my own business when all of a sudden, BAM! A new revelation; a deep, my-life’s-never-gonna-be-the-same-again-if-I-take-this-seriously nugget of wisdom. I discovered one such treasure almost […]

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Got Bone loss? Good news for older women

Jane Hersey

Jane Hersey

Jane Hersey is the National Director of the Feingold Association of the United States and the author of Why Can’t My Child Behave? A former teacher and Head Start consultant, she has testified before the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Congress about diet and behavior. She frequently lectures at education associations, hospitals, medical groups, universities, and schools.
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As they age, women are especially susceptible to bone loss. But new research shows that it might be effectively prevented — at low cost and without the risk of side effects that come with some medicines. To simulate the condition of menopause, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia State University used female […]

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