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10 TED Talks Your Teen Needs to Watch Before 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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So, say you’ve been rolling along with this homeschool thing for years…  You’ve managed to teach the kids to read, had a blast doing hands-on projects and engaging unit studies, and managed to max-out the educational value of even your most-fun vacations. Arriving at the middle school  portal, you’ve tweaked your approach and curriculum to their […]

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Coffee and Conversation #108 – Developing Leadership Skills in Your Teen

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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 #108 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!   Have you been following the election season with your teen? We use Affiliate Links in many posts. It allows us to keep our site up and running smoothly.You can find more info on our Affiliate/Disclosure Page. We sincerely appreciate your support! I know, […]

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Creative Electives for Your High School Student

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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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Your Easy Guide to Homeschooling High School

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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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Join us as we “hopscotch our way” to homeschooling through high school! This is Day 1 of a series we’ll be presenting all week on this really exciting and challenging subject and season…

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SAT/ACT Prep for Homeschoolers – Ready, Set, GO!

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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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Yes, this is the time of year that many homeschoolers are in the throes of planning for the upcoming year, and if you’re a momma of homeschooled high-schoolers, your head is already starting to at least think “fall testing”, right?  Of course, that often means “ACT prep” or “SAT prop”… If that’s the case for you, […]

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3 Reasons NOT to Home School Thru High School

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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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To Keep Homeschooling thru High School or Not? Now that is the Question! When we first started home educating, I remember thinking that we might do this until 8th grade, but certainly not beyond! After all, what about teaching science: chemistry, biology, physics, and their respective labs? And high school math? Never! Then there are electives and the […]

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Girls’ Coding Camp: How to help your daughter build future skills

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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 still a serious lack of girls in the computing fields theses days, at least that’s what I’m told. You’d never think that, tho…given the prevalence of girls’-coding-type classes and programs that are floating around the ‘net. But I do have a daughter who’s been spending an inordinate amount of time this summer playing […]

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Top 4 Questions About Homeschooling Your High-Schooler

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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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The thought of homeschooling high school can seem daunting even to the most passionate homeschooling family.And, truth be told, many families start out without even the thought of homeschooling high school (at least not without a bit of fear and trepidation)… But it doesn’t need to be that way! Here are 4 of the most common issues related […]

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How and Why You Should Teach a Dead Language

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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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If you’d have asked me years ago when I first started to homeschool if I’d ever be teaching Latin, well, to be honest, I never would have answered you… I’d be laughing too hard!   I mean, who wants to teach Latin? Isn’t it very commonly known as a “dead language”? Not only is it […]

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Why and How to Use American Heritage Girls Badges With 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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Many years ago 2 of our boys were active Cub Scouts. It was so very cute…but that’s not what I’m talking about today. Actually, from way back we had begun to formulate a lifestyle of learning in our family, and being that the boys were so interested and engaged in their badge work, I decided […]

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