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Welcome to 31 Days of Praying for Your Homeschool!

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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 Happy New Year! Welcome to the “31 Days of Praying 4 Your Homeschool” prayer challenge! The challenge is pretty self-explanatory, but what the title doesn’t tell you is that the remainder of these devotionals will be shared solely via email. So…what that means is that to get them, to be challenged and encouraged, […]

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My Word of the Year for 2017 is Joy! Can't wait to see what the Lord does with that one... What's yours?

Word of The Year for 2017

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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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Oh, how I am anticipating the coming year! Not trying to rush things, mind you, or living for the future, but oh-so-very-excited about what may be in store. Or at least content that my attitude is off to a good start. Because my Word of the Year for 2017 is Joy!   You see, I’m […]

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Book Review – “Growing Great Kids”

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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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Coffee and Conversation #114 – A Sweet Conference Not-to-be-missed!

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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 #114 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!

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It’s All About You

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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 I’m speaking to you, moms. Directly to you. Do Not Pass “Go”. Do Not (sadly) Collect $200. But, hopefully, you will gain so much more!

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Sure-Fire Ways to Sabotage Your Homeschool

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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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Though it was 20 years ago, I remember well my excitement as I planned for our very first day of homeschooling. I didn’t have a lot of available space in our single-wide trailer, but I was determined to have a designated school room. Moving our two-year-old from his slightly-larger-than-a-closet bedroom into his big brother’s bedroom […]

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Do You Need a “mommy anger” redo?

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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 a confession to make:  I know quite a bit about “mommy anger” – because I have it! I’m not talking about the “losing your temper once in a while” type, either. I’m talking the “stuffing it ‘till you explode” type…and while I’m not proud of that, it has given me a very generous perspective […]

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Coffee and Conversation #101 – Could your “table talk” use some creative 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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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #101 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!   Quick question: what did your family talk about at supper last night? Last fall I shared with you a great Periscope I’d heard from Michael Hyatt about the “one conversation” technique. We’ve been trying it around our house with varying degrees […]

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Finding the Pieces – What Jigsaw Puzzles Have Taught Me About Life

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Cathi Brandon, originally from New York City, has claimed Tucson, AZ as home for the past 25 years. Her passion for helping kids of all abilities achieve their full potential is realized through her position as an occupational therapy assistant in her local school district. She's been married for 23 years and her only child will be heading off to college in western PA in August 2016.
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Assembling jigsaw puzzles has been a lifelong recreation for me. As a child, I remember the excitement of getting a brand new puzzle. What a treasure! It was, I often thought this might have been how God felt at the beginning of creation: how will I create order out of all this? No matter what, […]

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Is There A Biblical Basis for “Habits of Confident People”?

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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 came across this article in the Huffington Post awhile back and it got me to thinking: is the “Habits of Confident People” just another bunch of hoo-ha?

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