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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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Go Back-to-School and See The World!

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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, friends! Not only back to our site…but back to school!!

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Preparing for the new school year: Get your planner on!

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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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Can you feel it? The cooler weather (hopefully!), the buzz in the stores about school supplies and back-to-school sales… Can you hear it? The alarm clocks going off a bit earlier (maybe…), the school bus stopping at the corner at o-dark-thirty… Yup, it’s that time:  time to get your planners out and get ready for […]

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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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Back to (Home)School Mom Encouragement Giveaway!

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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 special post today…with our dear readers in mind! It’s that time of year. We are all working hard to get organized and planned for the new homeschool year. Sometimes as we work to get everything together for the new year, we can find ourselves overwhelmed and discouraged. But worry not, friends! We’ve […]

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Resources to Help Your Middle Schooler “Rock” STEM!

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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! So…you may have read recently that my 12-year-old daughter dropped a bomb on my and informed me that she loves science…and math…and technology… Which, even […]

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Crafts with Maps Can Strengthen Geography 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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One of the things that I love most about homeschooling is how you can use things that most people would call “extra-curricular” and integrate them into learning! Really, it all fits nicely into our educational philosophy of having a lifestyle of learning. 😉   We use Affiliate Links in many posts. It allows us to keep our […]

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On the AtmosFlare 3D pen, STEM, and Being Thrown for a Loop

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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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My little caboose threw me for a loop a while back, no I mean she REALLY threw me for a loop: I discovered she’s into STEM activities! Even after knowing her learning style…and thus developing her artistic side (through dance and drama, which she enjoys quite a bit), this revelation that she “loves Science” – and […]

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How to Engage Your Active Homeschooled Child

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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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It is impossible to ignore the fact that the diagnosis of childhood ADD/ADHD is growing at an alarming rate in this country. There are many reasons that are presented for this epidemic; some even rooted in science! On this site, too, we often write about the role that dyes and food additives may play in […]

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How to Organize Your Cleaning Supplies with ePantry

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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 holidays I managed to do a few of those boring-but-necessary chores. You know, the ones that keep getting pushed to the bottom of the “to-do list” time and time again. One of those was (drum-roll, please): organizing my cleaning supplies. (Wow, that group yawn was deafening!!!)

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