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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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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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How to Plan a Homeschool Graduation

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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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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 […]

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Does your senior have after-high-school plans?

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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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How are teenagers supposed to know what they want to do with the rest of their lives at 16, or 17, or even 18? I know…some of them do. But if you’ve got one that doesn’t…well, here are some tips for you us!   Freedom Fridays Takeaways… Here are some of the resources mentioned in […]

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Peer Pressure – Turning Nuggets of Coal to Diamonds

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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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Hi there! Welcome to our very first episode of Homeschool Freedom Fridays! Today I’m talking about how to deal with peer pressure head on – and teach our kids to do the same! Watch this short video, and then scroll below for the resources and information that I refer to inside… Thanks for joining me […]

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Exciting Mission Opportunities for your teen’s gap year

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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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Follow my blog with Bloglovin A while back I did a post on how to help your teen have a successful gap year. Gap years are becoming more and more common and for good reason. When you combine the skyrocketing cost of college and the fact that many grads may go for quite a while before getting […]

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Coffee and Conversation #134 –
Possibilities with Praxis

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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 #134! Do you ever wonder if college is really necessary anymore? I don’t think it’s news to anyone over 30 that it’s certainly a different world today than it ever has been. When I was in sight of graduation (back in the dark ages), and even when […]

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How to study history, geography and cultures using fiction. Map courtesy of Wondermaps, from Bright Ideas Press.

How to Teach History Using Fiction

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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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Wait, wait, I’m not talking revisionist history here, not about “taking sides” or rewriting it to suit our purposes…I’m talking about historical fiction. Many years ago I discovered this genre when I had a daughter who loved to read and was bored to tears with history. In that ever-seeking way that many of us homeschooling […]

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Documenting life experiences in a high school transcript

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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’d be a millionaire if I had a dime for everyone who contacted me with fear in their eyes and panic in their voices because…it was time to do a high school transcript! OK, to be fair, I once felt the same way. As a matter of fact, when we first started homeschooling, I had […]

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