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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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Exciting Mission Opportunities for your teen’s gap year

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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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Follow my blog with Bloglovin A while back I did a post on how to help your teen have a successful gap year. Gap years are becoming more and more common and for good reason. When you combine the skyrocketing cost of college and the fact that many grads may go for quite a while before getting […]

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Coffee and Conversation #136 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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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 and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #136!   Don’t you just love St. Patrick’s Day? I mean, who isn’t up for a good excuse reason to celebrate now and again? My fondest memories of this upcoming holiday were my classmates seeing how many shades of green we could wear to class, and the […]

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In the hustle and bustle of life, making a date with your kid guarantees intentional one-on-one time. Here are some simple and easy-to-do activities to try. Have fun with these kid date ideas!

20+ Date-With-Your-Kid Ideas

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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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Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life, we forget about the little ones.  Whether you’re a SAHM or WAHM, or otherwise employed outside of the home, it’s possible to try and cram way too much stuff into your life and, well, you-know-who gets the short end of the stick. “Kid date ideas” really aren’t […]

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Coffee and Conversation #135 – 4 Reasons to Celebrate Dr Seuss

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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 and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #135! Think Dr. Seuss is just for kids? Awhile back I wrote a post for iHomeschool Network about celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with your teens and pre-teens. I have to admit, that was pretty challenging because the more I looked for interesting ideas the more activities and ideas […]

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The ABCs of How We Learn: Learning how our kids learn helps us to become better teachers! There's always room for growth - and this is a super resource to have around! Recommended for homeschool teachers of middle- and high-schoolers.

Book Review – The ABCs of How We 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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The best way to ensure that your homeschooling experience is successful (by whatever standard you measure) is to know how your child learns. The reason for that is because there are a ton of ways to learn! Traditional schools focus on just a few of them, of course, by virtue of necessity. There are only so […]

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Ultimate Child Photography

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Trista is currently attending a local university. She is majoring in business administration and English. Not one to sit on the sidelines and watch life pass her by, she has recently started her own business featuring health-friendly and earth-friendly products. She also co-owns a photography business with her boyfriend fiancée. Her dreams are to be a successful writer, businesswoman, wife, and to spread the love of God. Learn more about Trista by visiting her at The Earthly Ones or ReiDesigns.
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Note: I LOVE capturing special moments with my kiddos and other family members on those increasingly rare occasions that we can be together.  And blurry pictures, cut-off body parts (on the photo, of course) or even worse, totally missed moments, make me sad 🙁  Trista’s post today, and others coming this week, will help you take better […]

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Coffee and Conversation #133 –
Bittersweet…and back to work!

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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 and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #133!

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Reviving The Lost Art of Mentoring

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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 concept of mentoring is often focused on mentoring youth,  And while it is admittedly an important and somewhat neglected activity in our society, a terrific sermon I heard awhile back on the concept of discipleship got me to thinking about “us women.” Many years ago, as a young wife and mother, I sought out some older Christian […]

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Rest and Refreshment for Homeschool moms

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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’s nothing like a good book, especially to a homeschooler, to get lost in whenever you can. But there’s something that’s extra-sweet when you find a devotional that can offer a much-needed dose of encouragement from time to time. Homeschooling can sometimes be a lonely road, and often a tiring one. Finding a little rest […]

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