Third Pregnancy: 4 Months

I am so happy to be doing a monthly update with my third baby! This baby is something I have been wishing for for a while, but life happens. I am so grateful to experience pregnancy again, even though the first trimester was really really rough. For right now, I am calling this baby “Sprout”…

To K at 6 Years & 6 Year Interview

Another time around the sun with you, munchkin! And it has been quite the trip! This year was a year of big changes from our family, and I think you have grown in the process. Over the summer, we moved from our townhouse in Maryland to our own home, with lots of land, in Northwest…

Around the World Preschool: Middle East

After Africa, we headed over to the Middle East.  The Middle East is technically part of the continent of Asia, but I decided to study it separately because it is culturally set apart from the rest of Asia and since Asia is so large it was helpful to break it up.  We read about many…

Preschool Balance | Happy Mom Musings

Around the World Preschool: Africa

In the new year, we learned about my daughter’s favorite continent – Africa!  She especially loves the African animals that live in the East of the continent, so I made sure to include stories from Kenya and Tanzania.  But I also wanted to learn about the diversity of cultures around the continent, so we looked…

Preschool Artist Study: Leonardo Da Vinci

One of our artists this past school year was Leonardo Da Vinci.  Renaissance Italy is one of my favorite places and times to learn about – I almost created my own major in college just to study it more – so I especially enjoyed showing my children Leonardo’s artwork and reading books about his life.…

Around the World Preschool: Antarctica

We didn’t spend long on Antarctica, but we learned a lot – especially about Penguins!  Many of these books would also be great for a Penguin unit. Maps Sophie Scott Goes South You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Polar Explorer! Penguins by Gail Gibbons A Mother’s Journey Penguin Chick And Tango Makes Three {Note: I…

Preschool Around the World: Europe | Happy Mom Musings

Around the World Preschool: Europe

After the America’s we dove into Europe, starting with the UK, then “traveling” to France, Denmark, and Russia.  I have actually traveled to Europe myself, so I had fun telling the kids about my travels and showing them some pictures as we studied the various countries. Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski England, Scotland,…