To T at 18 Months | Happy Mom Musings

To T at 18 Months

Happy year and a half birthday, T!  I know I say this a lot, but this is such a fun age!  You have suddenly become so expressive as you communicate with us, and your joy in your discoveries of the world is contagious.You have been walking, running and climbing for a while.  You have mastered…

Our Summer Garden | Happy Mom Musings

Our Summer Garden 2016

We expanded our garden this summer, and I am quite proud of it!  I grew several plants from seeds in the spring, including the basil, thyme, calendula, and chamomile. July   August September Most of my plants are going strong and I am continuing to harvest them into October (our first frost is usually mid-October). …

Morning Time | Happy Mom Musings

Morning Time

I started implementing a “Morning Time” this spring.  It is part of our day where I can expose the children (and myself) to things that are good and beautiful.  It includes our calendar time, art, music, poems, and more.  I don’t remember the first place I heard about morning time – it is used by…

To K at 3.5 Years | Happy Mom Musings

To K at 3.5 Years

Dear K, You have grown and learned so much in the past 6 months, I wanted to do another post for you.  You are definitely stubborn and passionate.  When you don’t want to do something, you fight hard against doing it – the most common example is sleep.  Many nights we hear, “I won’t sleep! …

To T at 15 Months | Happy Mom Musings

To T at 15 Months

Dear T, Happy Summer, Little Buddy!  The days have been warm and sunny, and we have been spending more time outside – which is where you want to be! You walk, run, and climb very well.  You recently learned how to come down the stairs correctly (backwards or on your bottom) and have been practicing…

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…