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Homeschool Freedom Friday – Science Fair Help!

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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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Today’s video caps off our 5 Days of  STEM Activities week, and I’ve got some good news for you – even if you’re not a “geeky” mom, or one who leans toward the STEM subjects, be comforted: getting ready for the Science Fair doesn’t have to be terrorizing! I’ve got some resources and help for […]

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5 Days of STEM Activities – Water Testing

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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 had some trouble with our well awhile back, and it brought up the issue of water on my hubby’s radar. Although we got the well repaired, he thought it would be a good idea to test our well. Of course, he wanted me to ask the county Extension Agent, but I jumped on it […]

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Coffee and Conversation #158 – More STEM Resources

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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 Coffee and Conversation #158… AND Day 3 of our week of STEM activities! Today I have the extreme pleasure of sharing with you a boatload of super STEM resources that I’ve curated from a few homeschool bloggers whom I know and admire. I do believe that you, too, will come to appreciate the […]

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5 Days of STEM Activities – Crazy about crystals

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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 back to 5 days of STEM activities. We’re having a blast at my place…hope you get a chance to try some of these ideas out and enjoy them, too! Yesterday I shared an actual kit that we dove into…. but today I have is one of those activities that I call “serendipitous science.” The […]

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5 Days of STEM Activities – Solar Cars

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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 5 Days of STEM Activities, where I’ll be sharing 5 days of actual activities and resources for you to share with your STEM-lovin’ students at home! Stay tuned all week for the fun… I have to say that one of the things I most enjoy about our local homeschool co-op is the educationally-oriented […]

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Homeschool Freedom Friday – Earth Day Resources

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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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Earth Day – At the risk of revealing my (general) age, I remember the very first one… While the popularity and exercise of this particular occasion has waxed and waned, it remains a practice of good stewardship to care for our surroundings…   Homeschool Freedom Friday Takeaways 3 reasonable reasons to celebrate Earth Day include: […]

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PITSCO has some absolutely wonderful STEM kits for homeschoolers! Some of them include curriculum guides, to give non-STEM-oriented moms (like me!) a boost.

Why Hands-on STEM Activities Are Important

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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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I have to admit that being a student of STEM subjects and “best teaching practices” is a very new topic for me. It was only this past year, as a matter of fact, that I realized just how interested our youngest daughter was in science and technology (the S and T in STEM). (Yes, she […]

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Surprising STEM Flicks from AmazonVideo

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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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Ever on the lookout for STEM resources, I came across these neat flicks from AmazonVideo recently. Although I’m a big fan of Amazon already, and may or may not have bought, um, more than “my share” of stuff from them, I’ve only recently delved into their streaming service. Our family has been with a competitor […]

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CTC Math – a no-more-tears math curriculum

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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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I love my daughter’s smile. And while she is generally very sweet-natured, over the years, math studies had become a problem in our homeschool, and I wasn’t seeing that smile as much when she was working on that subject. It’s not that she couldn’t do it…but the programs we’ve used over time often failed to either […]

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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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