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Coffee and Conversation #164 – Time to Get Unstuck

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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 #164!   Meet Louie, our new kitty! A few short months ago a friend of ours found a kitten that momma had abandoned in their garage. They believed that a fox had gotten the rest of the litter, and that momma had deposited the little one there for […]

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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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What’s your homeschool method?

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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! Today I wanted to share with you a bit about how we homeschool. Some might call it “eclectic”…but it’s not really. Others might say it leans towards “unschooling”… Relaxed and flexible, it’s definitely that!  Yet it produces life-long learners and well-prepared young adults… We call it… Freedom Friday Takeaways I […]

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Flexible School Schedule – The app that works with your life

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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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Over the years our family has developed what you could describe as a “flexible homeschool.” I mean, with five kids in two different age groups, I was teaching middle and high school while little ones were toddling around. With that kind of home life, well, you kinda have to be flexible, right? (Can I get […]

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Celebrating Science – TED Talks to Encourage STEM Studies

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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 I’ve been discovering over the past few months, there is a growing emphasis on STEM subjects these days – quite different from the environment when we first started homeschooling years ago… “Why is that?” I have to ask. Why are STEM subjects “all the rage?” This post was proofread by Grammarly. For the answer […]

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Homeschool Freedom Friday – My Favorite Homeschool Tools

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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! Have you taken some time to watch the Homeschool Video Challenge series by Lara at Everyday Graces yet? Over a period of four weeks (this is week 2) I and a few other of my iHomeshoolNetwork blogger friends will be answering the same question, and posting our answers on the […]

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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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Homeschool Freedom Fridays – Why I Homeschool

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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! I actually did today’s video as a contribution to a special playlist a blogger friend of mine is putting together, but then it occurred to me… I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared with y’all why we are a homeschooling family! So if I haven’t…please take a look at today’s […]

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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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