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…

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…

T's Birth Story | Happy Mom Musings

T’s Birth Story

I shared K’s birth story when she was one, now I am finally sharing T’s and he is more than two!  Even though it has been a while I do want to share it as T’s birth was a wonderful experience (and I did write most of this soon after the birth).  It was painful,…

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…

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…

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,…

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 T at 9 Months | Happy Mom Musings

To T at 9 Months

Dear T, I am sorry I am writing your 9 month post late, Little Buddy. Luckily, it is because we have been having a wonderful, busy holiday season. We have been making cookies, decorating, visiting with people, and playing with new toys. You are becoming more interactive. You are a fast crawler now and love…