Header Menu

Archive | Homeschooling

Summer Learning Roundup

Pat
Find me on

Pat

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.
Pat
Find me on

Welcome to Homeschool Freedom Fridays! Homeschool Freedom Friday takeaways Here are links to the resources mentioned in the video: From the iHomeschool Network – Stealth Summer Learning – from Homeschool Your Boys Nature Studies – from Learning Mama Summer Reading Fun (with printable lists by age) – from StartsAtEight How to Have Your Summer and […]

Continue Reading 2

Afraid to Homeschool High School? You can “Cure the Fear”!

Pat
Find me on

Pat

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.
Pat
Find me on

I remember when our two oldest children were in the throes of middle school. High school was just around the corner, and, well, just the thought of tackling high school got me unnerved, to say the least. If it wasn’t for the cool encouragement of friends who had already gone that route, my kiddos may very […]

Continue Reading 2

The problem with planners…

Pat
Find me on

Pat

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.
Pat
Find me on

Welcome back to Homeschool Freedom Fridays! Today we’re talking about planners… The two biggest times of the year to get started on planners are around the New Year (when we’re busy with our resolutions…) and late summer when homeschoolers are gettin’ it in gear for the fall. But NOW is the time to start thinking about the […]

Continue Reading 0

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

Pat
Find me on

Pat

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.
Pat
Find me on

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 […]

Continue Reading 12

What’s the best planner for your homeschool?

Pat
Find me on

Pat

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.
Pat
Find me on

“Help! I’m so unorganized? What’s the best homeschool planner to use?” I get that question more often than you’d think, and my answer is always the same: “Well, what method of planning will you use?” Because, dear friend, it really doesn’t matter what product you buy if you don’t make good use of it! That’s […]

Continue Reading 1
Celebrate Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day tomorrow! Thursday, April 27, 2017

Coffee and Conversation #143 – Celebrate Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day!

Pat
Find me on

Pat

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.
Pat
Find me on

Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #143! Well, do you? OK, that might be a silly question, because if you’re reading this, most likely you are a homeschool teacher! (Yeah, I’m not really thinking that many homeschool kids read this blog too often…) But there have been many homeschool teachers who have poured […]

Continue Reading 20
Letter From a Homeschool Graduate

Letter from a Homeschool Graduate

Lauren Meeks

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.
Lauren Meeks

Note: Graduation season is once again upon us.  A few years ago, I received a copy of an essay my oldest daughter did for one of her college classes. Now if you homeschool for almost any length of time, occasionally there will fly through your consciousness the nagging thought that you are somehow ruining your […]

Continue Reading 4

How to Plan a Homeschool Graduation

Pat
Find me on

Pat

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.
Pat
Find me on

Beyond a doubt, one of the most touching occasions I have ever had the privilege to attend is our local homeschool co-op’s graduation ceremony. While there are certainly pros and cons to joining a co-op or local support group, being able to coordinate and celebrate the capstone of your homeschool efforts with a group of like-minded families […]

Continue Reading 0

Homeschool Freedom Friday – Earth Day Resources

Pat
Find me on

Pat

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.
Pat
Find me on

Earth Day – At the risk of revealing my (general) age, I remember the very first one… While the popularity and exercise of this particular occasion has waxed and waned, it remains a practice of good stewardship to care for our surroundings…   Homeschool Freedom Friday Takeaways 3 reasonable reasons to celebrate Earth Day include: […]

Continue Reading 0

Tim Tebow Teaches About Character

Pat
Find me on

Pat

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.
Pat
Find me on

Hi there, and welcome to Homeschool Freedom Friday! A few weeks ago I did a video on peer pressure, sharing some resources and offering a “twist” on how we (could/should) approach it as parents. And then this came in the mail…   Homeschool Freedom Friday Takeaways The Shaken Bible Study and DVD is available from […]

Continue Reading 1

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)