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5 “Old School” Subjects for Today’s 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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There is not doubt that the face of education today is changing. Even considering our own family, the methods and materials we used to teach our two eldest are pretty different than what I use today – and that’s only with a space of about 9 years between our two oldest and three younger kids. […]

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Welcome to Coffee and Conversation #148

Coffee and Conversation #148 – Mom’s Summer Reading List

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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 #148! When’s the last time you picked up a book? Fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, fantasy…it doesn’t matter what kind, really. Well, if it’s been a while, let me officially give you “permission” to read this summer! I know that sounds silly, but sometimes we need to hear […]

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On Homeschool Freedom Friday, Pat suggests a tech(less) summer idea...

Summertime Tech (less) Idea

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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! Here’s a thought…tune-down the tech this summer! Homeschool Freedom Friday takeaway So…what are some other things you can do if the tech is turned off (other than what I mentioned in the video)? How ’bout: Read a book (check out some of our book reviews here), Get a bunch of […]

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Summer Learning Roundup

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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 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 […]

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

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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 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 […]

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The problem with planners…

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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! 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 […]

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

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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 #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 […]

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What’s the best planner for your 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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“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 […]

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

Coffee and Conversation #143 – Celebrate Homeschool Teacher Appreciation 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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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 […]

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Letter From a Homeschool Graduate

Letter from a Homeschool Graduate

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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: 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 […]

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