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…

To K at 3 Years | Happy Mom Musings

To K at 3 Years

Dear K, Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!  At 3 years, you are so energetic, intelligent, strong-willed, opinionated, and funny. The biggest update is that you now use the potty all day! You still wear a diaper at night, but that is normal for your age. At 3 years you have fantastic gross motor control. You still…

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…

Spring Activities | Happy Mom Musings

Our Spring Activities (2015)

Now that it is summer, I would like to share our spring activities with you.  Even with a new baby in the house, I tried to keep K (almost 2.5 years) entertained with some new activities.  By no means did we have things to do every day, but I try to have new stuff out…

Montessori at 2 Years | Happy Mom Musings

Montessori at 2 Years

We have been doing some Montessori activities since K was a less than a year old – including exploring treasure baskets, expanding vocabulary through cards that I made, doing shape puzzles, etc.  But just before her 2nd birthday, I decided to step things up a bit since she has quite the vocabulary and seemed to…