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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 they are all avid readers, there’s something about the hands-on and multi-sensory approaches and applications to “real life” of this subject. There is a myriad of ways to teach it, and an equal amount of fun, interesting and […]

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Resources to Help Your Middle Schooler “Rock” STEM!

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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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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! So…you may have read recently that my 12-year-old daughter dropped a bomb on my and informed me that she loves science…and math…and technology… Which, even […]

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What Our (Homeschooling) Day Looks Like

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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When I started our homeschool journey back in 1996, our first year included: a teacher’s desk (complete with a mini-American flag), a student-sized desk, number and ABC charts along the wall, a dry erase board with a multitude of colored markers, a year-end kindergarten “graduation” and open house, and a tightly bound schedule.

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