To K at 4 Years | Happy Mom Musings

To K at 4 Years

Dear K, Happy Happy Birthday, Munchkin!  You have gone around the sun four times!  In the past four years you have learned to crawl, walk, dance, climb, dig, talk, sing, shout, be a sister and a friend, tell a joke, tell a story, make art, pour a cup of tea, help Mommy cook and bake,…

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…

Imbolc 2016 | Happy Mom Musings

Imbolc 2016: Planting Intentions

This year, we celebrated Imbolc, which is the mid-point between the winter solstice and spring equinox, celebrated on February 1st or 2nd.  It the time of year when ewes have babies and give milk, a time when we may notice the days lengthening (they have been since the winter solstice), and to look forward to…

Celebrating K's 2nd Birthday | Happy Mom Musings

Celebrating K’s 2nd Birthday

K turned 2 at the end of December, so I recently did a “birthday interview” with her, asking her some questions I hope to ask every year.  Here are her 2 year old answers: What is your favorite color? Purple What is your favorite toy? Stuffed dog (she has several, so I’m not sure which…

Birthday Celebrations!

Since we were visiting my family in Connecticut the weekend before Tiny One’s birthday, and we were driving home on her birthday, we had several birthday celebrations spread over a week or so.  These were more for me and the rest of the family than for Tiny One, as I doubt she understood what was…

Tiny One's First Christmas | Happy Mom Musings

Tiny One’s First Christmas

We had a wonderful time celebrating Tiny One’s first Christmas!  Here are some highlights: First time meeting Santa!   A Christmas photo shoot! Making cookies with Mommy. Snuggling with Mommy in her new chair from Santa. A video of Christmas morning. We tried to keep it simple and had a relaxing day, hanging out together…

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Solstice 2013

On Friday, we celebrated the summer solstice!  This is part of my creating a yearly rhythm with family traditions.  It also helps put us back in touch with the rhythms of nature, and I just love an excuse to celebrate anything!  Here is our day in pictures.

10 Ways to Celebrate Midsummer

This Friday is Midsummer – the Summer Solstice!  We think of it as the beginning of summer, but actually, it is the middle of summer since after this date the days start getting shorter again. 🙁  But the days will still be longer than night until the fall equinox, so don’t panic!  Here are some…