South America Poetry Tea | Happy Mom Musings

Around the World Preschool: South America

Welcome to South America!  After North America, we traveled south, where we learned about the Amazon Rain Forest, Machu Picchu, books delivered on donkeys, instruments made from recycled materials, and so much more.  This continent has some beautiful and remarkable places and people.  I hope this video will inspire you to explore it! *Note: Lima…

Preschool Balance | Happy Mom Musings

Balancing the Preschool Years

Early academics vs. waiting.  Play vs. school work.  While homeschooling my preschooler, and my soon-to-be-Kindergartner, I feel this push/pull as I go through our day, and more acutely while planning.  I am sure many of you have felt this as well, or maybe you are staunchly on one side or the other.  I love and…

To T at 3 Years | Happy Mom Musings

To T at 3 Years

Dear T, Happy 3 years Little Man!  You are officially a three-year-old and seem much more a ‘kid’ and less a ‘toddler.’  I am grateful that you do still enjoy sitting on my lap and giving me cuddles, even though you are getting big! Your speech is now almost completely at your developmental level, with…

To K at 5 Years | Happy Mom Musings

To K at 5 Years

Dear K, Happy Birthday, Munchkin!  5 feels like a big year to me – I guess because it’s half a decade?  Or maybe because you will officially be “school-age” next fall.  (I am excited to start Kindergarten with you!)  You do look older and can do anything you want on the playground now, but the…

To T at 2.5 Years | Happy Mom Musings

To T at 2.5 Years

Dear T, I know I always say that you have grown so much, but these last 6 months you have really shown amazing growth.  I think the year between 2 and 3 years is usually a transition time from toddler to child, and I definitely see that in you.  But the biggest difference is in…

Bee and Butterfly Resources | Happy Mom Musings

Bee and Butterfly Preschool Resources

Hello!  Here is another one of my YouTube videos from Julia at Home.  It highlights the resources we used to learn more about bees and butterflies this past spring. I thought you all would enjoy it, along with the links to the resources mentioned. 😉 Resources: Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman: http://amzn.to/2vr89ml The Bumblebee Queen…