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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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Raising Children In A Culture of Freedom

Jennifer Talley

Jennifer Talley

Jen Talley has been married for 19 years and is Mom to two boys and two girls ages 14 12, 10 and 7. Her youngest was adopted from China in 2008. Jen and her husband are the Family Life Pastors at WellSpring Revival Center in Albany, Georgia. She is passionate about seeing God heal broken marriages and restore families. She loves to bake, read and spend time with her husband and four amazing world changers.
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Tomorrow is Independence Day…July 4th…and a good time to continue thinking about the concept of freedom. As our children grow, teaching our children to live with freedom – and exercise the accompanying responsibility it brings – is constantly on our minds. I love this post by our friend Jen Talley, and it seemed appropriate to […]

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Coffee and Conversation #133 –
Bittersweet…and back to work!

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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 #133!

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Advice to Parents (What Your Kids Want You to Know)

Kelly D'Ambrosio

Kelly D'Ambrosio

Kelly is currently the Host of Good Day, a 4 hour-long weekday morning show at WFXL Fox31 in Albany, GA.She has interviewed nationally-known celebrities and also writes “The Buzz”, a daily entertainment segment which is broadcast on Good Day and local radio.Kelly has also produced several special feature stories: filming, writing and editing the projects. She has experience in commercials, theatre, radio, music and dance as well.As the Video Production leader for her church, she helps create content for church ads, sermon aids, bible studies, and informative videos. She enjoys camping with her wonderful husband, Tony, and their “fur kid”, a Beagle-mix named Charlie. Learn more about Kelly by visiting her blog.
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Note: This post was written by Kelly d’Ambrosio, who was a regular contributor when we first started  blogging as Mom’sMorningCoffee. Kelly has since moved on to Cedar Rapids, IA, where she co-anchors the CBS and Fox Morning and Noontime news shows. We are re-publishing the post for your enjoyment this morning! As an adult daughter […]

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What To Do When Timeout Isn’t Working

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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“Living with a hyperactive, over-reactive, defiant, aggressive, anxious daughter had become too chaotic to manage.” “My 6 year-old son had been in therapy for several years….his behavior was getting worse and I didn’t know what to do.” “At 18 months, about the time Nathan stopped breastfeeding, we began to see changes for the worse. He […]

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Coffee and Conversation Link Party #73 – 5 Ways to “Turn Down the Noise”

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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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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #73 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!   (Note: This week Pat and Candy are taking time off to spend with their families. As you know, both of our families have expanded with recent marriages and we’re super excited to incorporate our new “son” and “daughter” into our family […]

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The One Thing You Need to Do BEFORE You Start Homeschooling…

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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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Once upon a time, there was a family of four: a husband, his wife, and 2 small children.

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5 Tips for Successfully Parenting Teens

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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Parenting teens may not be the easiest row to hoe, but it’s definitely doable. I know because I’ve managed to help navigate two of my children safely (not without our share of bumps, bruises, and scrapes, but safely, nonetheless) to adulthood, and another child is smack-dab in the middle of the teen years.

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Parenting Parallels to God’s Love

Laurel Griffith

Laurel Griffith

Laurel writes from Albany, Georgia where she lives with Jim, the love of her life and husband of 32 years.She and Jim are the parents of 3 grown sons and a lovely daughter-in-law. Laurel has been a magazine publisher, a newspaper editor and a freelance writer. She speaks at conferences, teaches Bible study and makes a great sugar cookie. You can read more of Laurel’s thoughts at www.laureljoycegriffith.com
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We’re giddy with joy. Our first grandchild, Samuel Cole Griffith, was born in October 2014. It goes without saying our Christmas was extra special this year. I watched my son and daughter-in-law delight in their child.

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4 Reasons to Read to Your Kids

Laurel Griffith

Laurel Griffith

Laurel writes from Albany, Georgia where she lives with Jim, the love of her life and husband of 32 years.She and Jim are the parents of 3 grown sons and a lovely daughter-in-law. Laurel has been a magazine publisher, a newspaper editor and a freelance writer. She speaks at conferences, teaches Bible study and makes a great sugar cookie. You can read more of Laurel’s thoughts at www.laureljoycegriffith.com
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I love children’s literature and when my kids were young I bought them books for special occasions and “just because.” We frequented the public library but we also built our own. At first we enjoyed the humor and the beautiful language. As they matured we gravitated to historical accounts and the inspiration of heroes. Reading […]

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