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…

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,…