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

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 taste of my mom’s warm, sweet Irish soda bread as an after school snack.

And there’s not a drop of Irish blood in my entire family’s line!

Over the years, celebrating (and studying) St. Patrick’s Day has been a jumping off point of sorts for a variety of studies. Art (chromatography and the color wheel when the kids were young), geography, history (the Irish potato famine, Irish immigration to the US, and church history), and cooking (just take a look at some of our features!) are the ones that immediately come to mind.

So let me encourage you, moms and dads, whether or not you homeschool, to take advantage of some of the perhaps less-celebrated holidays, and use them as an opportunity to have some family fun and learning together!

Whether it’s playing games, or cooking together, or reading together, or discovering trivia or other interesting tidbits that open up some wonderful family discussionsdeveloping a lifestyle of learning is a great way to bond family relationships and grow together.

Try it next week, whydontcha? Pick an activity or two that interests you, a recipe or two to whip up together, and grab yourself a green t-shirt from Walmart…and you’ll be good to go!

I’d love to hear how your experiment in family learning goes! Feel free to let us know in the comments here, or on our Facebook page 🙂


Now, on to our features! 😉

Hey, it doesn’t matter whether or not you’re Irish or even Christian, everybody can enjoy a wonderful meal of corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread, and a bit o’ the wearing o’ the green!

Our features this week can help you prepare for a grand day:

(starting top, right, going clockwise)

Erin go Bragh, everyone!

Thank you all so much for your inspiration and timely words…

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

  1. Journa Liz S. Ramirez March 9, 2017 at 3:21 am #

    It was an awesome linky party. Thanks for hosting!

    -Journa, from the team at http://www.somewhatsimple.com

  2. Robin March 8, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

    Thank you so much for hosting, I always love linking up to your party. I hope your week is great! Robin | Fluster Buster
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  3. Mother of 3 March 8, 2017 at 5:19 pm #

    Thanks for hosting! Loving all these St Patty’s day links.
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  4. Marilyn Lesniak March 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    Thank you so much for the feature!! Again, thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  5. Roseann Hampton March 8, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    Thanks so much for featuring my stickers! I love visiting and sharing each week! Thanks for hosting!

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