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Around the World Preschool: North America

Welcome to North America!  We started here, in the United States, because it is where we live.  We will do a more in-depth study of the States another year – when we will spend a whole year on it – but I wanted to start with a short, but solid foundation in our own country. …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Montessori Baby | Happy Mom Musings

Montessori Baby: 2-6 Months

I didn’t know much about infant Montessori when K was really small – we started doing more Montessori inspired things at around 6 months – so many of these are new for T.  There are many more Montessori mobiles and other infant toys available; I just did a few.  There are also some parts of…