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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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Homeschool Freedom Friday – …while moving to a new home

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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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There’s not doubt about it: moving is stressful.  But some 40 million Americans pack up and change mailing addresses each year, and that includes homeschoolers! Watch as Pat shares some of the lessons she’s learned – and is learning – about combining the two activities. Scroll down below the video for the resources mentioned. Freedom […]

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Coffee and Conversation #157 – And a Printing Solution for Busy Mamas

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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 #157! Well fall planning is in full swing ’round these parts, and I’ve been working hard to get things ready for this school year. Like many homeschool moms, I can give a really good printer quite a bit of use. I’ve been very happy with the plan I’m […]

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Homeschool Freedom Friday – Co-op chat

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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! Whether you’re planning for the coming year or trying to clean out from the past year, your local “homeschool Expo” is where it’s at! Homeschool Freedom Friday Takeaways As I mentioned in the video, there are many good reasons to join a local co-op – or start your own! Here […]

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20 Inspiring Quotes for Your Teenager

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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 time of year often finds many people in a little bit of a lull. The holidays are over. Spring is not quite here yet – actually, some readers may be in the middle of a cold snap, buried under snow, or at the very least, experiencing grey, dreary weather. It’s just easy to feel […]

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