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Trista Porter

Trista Porter

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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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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Coffee and Conversation #121 - Guest post from Tracy Fredychowski at Our Simple Homestead

Coffee and Conversation #121 –
Thanksgiving History for your Children

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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 #121 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!  

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Homeschooling Through Chronic Illness

Candy

Candy

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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Illness strikes whomever it pleases, whenever it pleases. And homeschoolers certainly don’t have an immunity against it. My own family has lived through our share of illness. From our three-year-old’s diagnosis of MAE (myoclonic astatic epilepsy) to my own battle with a very aggressive form of breast cancer, we have learned how to “keep on keepin’ […]

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Teaching Financial Responsibility

Addi Ganley

Addi is a work at home mom of 3 young boys. Frugal Fanatic is her place to share practical ways to save money, make money and tips for everyday life. Connect with her on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Note: Today we are pleased to bring you this guest post from Addie Ganley.  She blogs over at Frugal Fanatic, where she offers plenty of practical advice on both saving and spending money wisely!  We think you’ll benefit by all the good stuff she shares with us today – thanks, Addie! I believe that learning […]

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Enjoy Some “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” Fun and Food

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Candy

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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Did you know that today, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? (And it has been each year since 2002!) How appropriate that it’s on a Monday this year – just in time to banish those “Monday morning blues”…

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What to do about that dreaded note from school

Jane Hersey

Jane Hersey

Jane Hersey is the National Director of the Feingold Association of the United States and the author of Why Can’t My Child Behave? A former teacher and Head Start consultant, she has testified before the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Congress about diet and behavior. She frequently lectures at education associations, hospitals, medical groups, universities, and schools.
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No, it isn’t about your child’s behavior or grades, it’s the message that there has been an outbreak of head lice in the classroom. Or the Y. Or his Sunday School class.

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Coffee and Conversation #108 – Developing Leadership Skills in 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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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #108 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!   Have you been following the election season with your teen? 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! I know, […]

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Try “treasure-hunt learning” Through Geocaching!

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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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Over the years I’ve always felt the importance of teaching my kids about the world we live in – geography’s been both a cornerstone and a foundation of our studies. It is just as accurate to say that geography and studies of world cultures have been the lens through which I approached our homeschooling.  After […]

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How to Hoop Your Way to Summer Fun and Health!

Candy

Candy

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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Although hula hooping has been popular for decades and history even suggests that it’s been around for thousands of years, it’s made a recent resurgence in the fitness world. With good reason – hooping has amazing health benefits and it’s just good old-fashioned  fun! We use Affiliate Links in many posts. It allows us to keep […]

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