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Fighting Illiteracy: Do Classics Have Value in a YouTube World?

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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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My husband and I were doing some reminiscing recently about our school years, and pointing out not only how different our own kids are learning today, but how different the educational environment is, as well.  He commented “In this youTube world we live in, it seems like all they read is illiterature,” referring not only […]

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What Does a Christmas Unit Study Look Like?

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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. Thank you so much for your support! Many years ago I decided that for a few reasons, school had to “look different” around the holidays. For one, the kids […]

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What Your Child Should Know About The Election Process – And Why

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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. Thank you so much for your support! *3/16 UPDATE for the 2016 Presidential elections: Please scroll down to find some excellent guides to the candidates and issues involved in this year’s […]

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How to Homeschool When You Can’t Afford It

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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 2nd objection I hear from people about why they don’t homeschool usually comes in the form of 1 of 2 comments: “I cant afford to buy all those books!” or “Gah – we need my job just to pay the bills!” (The first objection I usually hear is “Oh, I could never homeschool…I’m just […]

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Why My Family Says “Yes” to Activities

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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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My family has a somewhat chaotic life. Well, it’s not always like that, but yeah, we’re pretty much handling a busy schedule often enough… Candy shared her approach to their family’s outside time commitments a few days ago; today I’m sharing my viewpoint on our own crazy life! 

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Homeschooling Day by Day – What Ours Looks Like

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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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A few days ago Candy shared with you what her daily homeschooling schedule might look like.  Since you’ve heard me share a time or two that we homeschool as well, I thought I’d give you an idea of how things operate over at our place…

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Why My Family Says “No” to a Busy Schedule

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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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Recently, Pat and I were talking about various things that our families were doing (and not doing, in my case) and we thought it would be interesting to share our very different takes on that topic with our readers. And, of course, hear your input on the subject!

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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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Back-to-School 2015 Round Up!

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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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You got it!  Today is the final day of our “Back-to-School Week,” and we hope you’re ready to go – or at least readier than I am! For your convenience, I’ve divided this into 5 sections since different people will be looking for different things! Some of these links come from the wonderful blogs we […]

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Back-to-School: The One Thing That Will Make It Go Smoother

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Kim has successfully helped create time and space for hundreds of people in Southwest Georgia. In 2005 she started Organize 4U with a vision to help individuals live clutter-free and productive lives. She organizes areas in the home, including pantries, attics, storage buildings and garages. Kim also custom designs and installs closet systems that enhance storage capacity. Her expertise also includes office space and systems. For organizational tips, find her on Facebook at Organize 4U. And you'll find lots of great organizational info, including before and after shots, on her website Organize4U.org.
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Have you ever heard the story of the new school that was built where the children attended before they had time to install the fence around the playground? The students kept lingering up close to the building and did not venture far out into the wide open space.   After the fence was installed the […]

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