Homeschool Spring 2016 | Happy Mom Musings

Preschool Homeschool Spring 2016

I thought it was time I shared what we are doing in our homeschool right now.  Our learning is geared toward K, who is currently almost 3.5 years old.  I am still very inspired by the Montessori method, but I have been learning about and incorporating more from Charlotte Mason as well.  I don’t have…

To T at 12 Months | Happy Mom Musings

To T at 12 Months

Happy Birthday, Little Man!  You are a year old already!  You are very different than you were a year ago.  You are walking (sometimes very fast), climbing, and making lots of noise. You have a few “words” – Mama, Dada “RaRa” for K – and you make your opinions known.  You are especially good at…

Daily Rhythm: February 2016 | Happy Mom Musings

Daily Rhythm: February 2016

This is our current daily “rhythm” in February 2016.  K 3 years , T 10-11 months.  We don’t follow it strictly; it is a flow and there is time for rest and play.  Sometimes, we have a “lazy day”(or two!)  when don’t follow the rhythm and just play and relax, but I notice that we…

Celebrating K at 3 Years | Happy Mom Musings

Celebrating K at 3 Years

K was much more aware of and excited about her birthday this year.  We had a small celebration with just our immediate family; she did Skype with extended family and they all sent her presents. I wanted to walk around the table 3 times with the globe, but we didn’t get to it.  Hopefully, I…

To T at 11 Months | Happy Mom Musings

To T at 11 Months

Dear T, You are one month away from being a year old! Wow! This year has really flown by – especially the last few months. Your personality is starting to show, and I am sure will develop more in the coming months.  You are curious and active, and are vocalizing more.  You can entertain yourself,…

Imbolc 2016 | Happy Mom Musings

Imbolc 2016: Planting Intentions

This year, we celebrated Imbolc, which is the mid-point between the winter solstice and spring equinox, celebrated on February 1st or 2nd.  It the time of year when ewes have babies and give milk, a time when we may notice the days lengthening (they have been since the winter solstice), and to look forward to…

To T at 10 Months | Happy Mom Musings

To T at 10 Months

Happy 10 Months, my sweet boy! (Sorry it’s late again!)  The past few months have really flown by. It feels like I blinked, and all of a sudden my infant is a big baby – getting into everything, and communicating and interacting so much more. You are an expert crawler and love to cruise, and…

To K at 3 Years | Happy Mom Musings

To K at 3 Years

Dear K, Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!  At 3 years, you are so energetic, intelligent, strong-willed, opinionated, and funny. The biggest update is that you now use the potty all day! You still wear a diaper at night, but that is normal for your age. At 3 years you have fantastic gross motor control. You still…