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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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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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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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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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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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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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Elections Unit Study – Pre-enroll to Save *and* Learn!

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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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“Way back” when the Presidential debates consisted of a bevy of contenders, it became apparent that this would be a challenging election season. Since then, you could say that “challenging” is quite the understatement! But here’s the catch: despite being forced to listen to sound bites and snarky jabs, and exposed to “pie-crust promises” and […]

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TED Talks For Aspiring Student Leaders

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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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Leadership… …during this election year, it’s becoming more and more apparent that we have a great lack of leadership in our country. Sure, we have plenty of people holding leadership positions. But as I listen to speeches and soundbites on the radio, TV or internet, I often find myself wondering…what happened? It’s amazing to me how some […]

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How to Bring Geography to Life for Your Middle 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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One of my kids’ favorite subjects over the years has been – hands down – geography. Although my kids are all avid readers, there’s something about the hands-on and multi-sensory approaches and applications to “real life” of this subject that goes beyond books. There is a myriad of ways to teach geography, and an equal […]

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