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Summer – Homeschool Style

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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! Does the term “summer school” scare you…or get you yawning? Take a family vacation this summer and use the time productively! Make your summer beach trip […]

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Guess What’s New at Amazon?

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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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In their never-ending quest to grow their mega-business and grab your bucks, Amazon may have stumbled upon something that may actually help us stick to a budget!  Who’da thunk it?  

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Scrabble-Board – A “Wordy” Family Coat of Arms

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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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Our family enjoyed a wonderful trip together a few months ago as a family Christmas gift.  We went to the mountains, rented a cabin, and went zip-lining.  Now, just so you know, I am terrified of heights, and I also discovered one of my children is, too :-(, but we all had a blast anyway! […]

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Little Free Library Encourages No-Cost Literacy!

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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 got the first newspaper story in 2013, a clipping from a USAToday article.  She asked us to build it for her as a Christmas gift.  The article got buried under bills and correspondence to answer.  We got the 2nd clipping in the fall of 2014, and finally got on it.

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Spring in the South

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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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Well, it’s official! Spring has sprung here in the South, and that means plenty of fun stuff to do outside!

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How To Teach Your Kids Discernment

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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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Discernment – Something that we all can agree is sorely needed in this day and age, and also sadly missing. Discernment is also a quality that, if untaught, could make your children especially vulnerable as adults!

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4 Reasons to Read to Your Kids

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Laurel writes from Albany, Georgia where she lives with Jim, the love of her life and husband of 32 years.She and Jim are the parents of 3 grown sons and a lovely daughter-in-law. Laurel has been a magazine publisher, a newspaper editor and a freelance writer. She speaks at conferences, teaches Bible study and makes a great sugar cookie. You can read more of Laurel’s thoughts at www.laureljoycegriffith.com
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I love children’s literature and when my kids were young I bought them books for special occasions and “just because.” We frequented the public library but we also built our own. At first we enjoyed the humor and the beautiful language. As they matured we gravitated to historical accounts and the inspiration of heroes. Reading […]

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5 Fabulous (Southern) Fall Flower Festivals

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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!  I know the cooler temps bring “all things fall” to mind…but, thankfully in the South, that also includes colorful blossoms!  Yup, even though flowers are more usually-associated with the Spring, there are quite a few cities within a day’s drive for many of you where you can enjoy a colorful weekend getaway.  So get […]

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Perseid Meteor Shower

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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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The Perseid Meteor Shower which is visible in late July/early August is at its peak last night and tonight. It’s been dubbed “the fireball champion of annual meteor showers”. The LA Times recently posted a great article with more information about the meteor shower. You can check it out here.  You can also visit space.com to see […]

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