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Coffee and Conversation #151 – Cheap Summer Activities

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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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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #151!   Happy Summer, everyone! In honor of the first day of summer, I’m sharing with you an “oldie but goodie” of ours… A few years ago, when our kids (and we) were a bit younger, Candy pulled this list together of fun summer activities that were […]

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Goodness knows, there are TONS of 'em...but here are 10 activities to get you started exercising with your kiddos!

10 Fun Activities You Can do with Your Kids that Double as Exercise

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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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In my ongoing effort to never underestimate and, as often as possible, incorporate the simple, I’ve learned that exercise doesn’t have to involve a trip to the gym. Not having the time, money, or inclination to invest in a gym membership isn’t a valid excuse for doing nothing. There are TONS of things to do! […]

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Welcome to Coffee and Conversation #148

Coffee and Conversation #148 – Mom’s Summer Reading List

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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 #148! When’s the last time you picked up a book? Fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, fantasy…it doesn’t matter what kind, really. Well, if it’s been a while, let me officially give you “permission” to read this summer! I know that sounds silly, but sometimes we need to hear […]

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On Homeschool Freedom Friday, Pat suggests a tech(less) summer idea...

Summertime Tech (less) Idea

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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 Homeschool Freedom Friday! Here’s a thought…tune-down the tech this summer! Homeschool Freedom Friday takeaway So…what are some other things you can do if the tech is turned off (other than what I mentioned in the video)? How ’bout: Read a book (check out some of our book reviews here), Get a bunch of […]

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Coffee and Conversation #144 – Some Techie Twists on Children’s Books

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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 #144! If the pull of technology has your family by the throat at your house, these slightly “tech-tweaked” children’s books may be just the ticket! I was looking through my Goodreads account the other day and saw Goodnight iPad on my list. I don’t remember putting it […]

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Celebrate Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day tomorrow! Thursday, April 27, 2017

Coffee and Conversation #143 – Celebrate Homeschool Teacher Appreciation 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 #143! Well, do you? OK, that might be a silly question, because if you’re reading this, most likely you are a homeschool teacher! (Yeah, I’m not really thinking that many homeschool kids read this blog too often…) But there have been many homeschool teachers who have poured […]

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How to Be the Perfect Mother

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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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This is a story of developing perfection. Follow closely and you’ll see how a perfect mother is born… Once upon a time, there was a mom who had five children. Their ages spanned over fifteen years, and for more years than she could count, she found herself struggling to be everything to each of them. […]

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Tim Tebow Teaches About Character

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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, and welcome to Homeschool Freedom Friday! A few weeks ago I did a video on peer pressure, sharing some resources and offering a “twist” on how we (could/should) approach it as parents. And then this came in the mail…   Homeschool Freedom Friday Takeaways The Shaken Bible Study and DVD is available from […]

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4 Ways Moms Can Find Some “Me Time”

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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 Homeschool Freedom Fridays!  This week, with Mother’s Day coming up, Pat is sharing four ways moms can create some quality “me time” in life.  It doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re in…you’ll find these tips applicable and helpful if you put them into play…   Homeschool Freedom Friday Takeaways […]

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5 Things Never to Apologize for to Your Teen

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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 back to Homeschool Freedom Fridays! Today I’m sharing my take on some things you should never have to say “I’m sorry” about… I think you’ll agree with them, too! Thanks for joining me 🙂 Homeschool Freedom Friday Takeaways Parenting teens can sometimes be a little bit tricky! They are looking ever more […]

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