Rebecca Wolf

This blog is a chronicle of my daughters' growth - born July 2003 and May 2007. Be sure to check out the Thriving Babies homepage, for videos and instructions on how to use every type of baby carrier. For literacy and homeschooling tips, visit my Rochester-based Learning Center blog at

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Online Montessori Classes

This is my fifth week taking online classes for Montessori teacher training at I can't even begin to tell you how much I've learned already. I've always wanted to read Maria Montessori's work and now I'm doing it with the support of great teachers and classmates.

And for $15 a month, it's a no-brainer because you can complete classes at your own pace, without having to give up a year of your life and a few grand to get AMI trained. Don't get me wrong, I'd totally love that, but it's just not feasible for me right now with two little ones, running my own part-time preschool, and living on one income. So this program has been a real godsend to me and to other Montessorians around the globe.

Maybe I'll see you in class some time?

New Yoga Studio

There is a new yoga studio in Penfield, New York and I just had the pleasure of attending a workshop with one of the instructors there. Her name is Cathy and the type of yoga she teaches is Anusara. I don't know much about the different kinds of yoga but I can say that Cathy is an excellent teacher.

At the workshop, she made an effort to learn everyone's name and give each one of us specific feedback about our poses. If I was doing something incorrectly, she came over and helped me fix it. If I did something well, she told me it looked great. And I loved the focus of this workshop, which was "Ease and Grace". I've never left a workout feeling so whole in body and mind. It was the best money I've spent in a long time.

If you check out their website, you'll find a schedule of classes and rates. They are also hosting a free Open House this Saturday.

See you there!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I just took this test and heard the sound, albeit faintly. Not bad for 41 year old ears! How will you do?
The Teenager Audio Test - Can you hear this sound?

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I just found this great website that has some useful and free downloads for moms. These are checklists for budgets, meal planning, even a diaper bag checklist!

As an ultimate planner and organizer, I wanted to share these freebies with you,

Monday, January 04, 2010

Internet Safety Kit

Visit the link above for your free child's internet safety kit. If you ever wondered what the dangers are for your child meeting potential predators while they are online, this kit is a must-read.


Party Planning Tips for Kids

I just checked out this site and it has some great ideas for turning a child's party into a memorable learning experience. My daughter loves superheroes, so I am going to check out the heroes theme this year.


Monday, June 15, 2009

The winner is . . .

Thanks to everyone for entering the Happy Green Bee Giveaway at Thriving Babies. I rolled the virtual dice on and #1 is the winner! Since Heather was the first to post a comment, that means she WON!

Congratulations, Heather. I hope your child enjoys the yummy organic leggings. I'm sure will be another great resource for you to recommend to your clients, too!

Rebecca Wolf

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Happy Green Bee Giveaway

I am so excited to tell you about this Giveaway! Happy Green Bee, manufacturer of organic, children's clothing, is offering a FREE pair of leggings in the size and color of your choice to the Winner of this Giveaway.

You're probably wondering, "Gee, how difficult is it to enter?" Well, just leave a comment below and you're in, baby! It doesn't get much easier than this to have FREE organic clothing delivered to your doorstep.

Winner will be chosen at random via by end of the day on Sunday, June 14th! Be sure to check the blog next week to see if YOU are the Giveaway Winner.

Good luck to you, from my little Happy Bee (did I tell you how much she loves her HGB clothes)!
Rebecca Wolf

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Happy Green Bee Review

One day, I saw my friend's daughter in the cutest little striped outfit. I said, "Hey, where did you get that from?"

She said, "It's from Happy Green Bee. They have the sweetest clothes for kids AND they are all organic cotton."

So, I checked it out. And she was right. The thing I love best is that these clothes are great for boys AND girls. Not only are these clothes a great bargain for ORGANIC cotton, but you can buy them and use them again on your younger kids regardless of gender. I don't know how they do it -- the designs are SO cute but they don't scream "monster truck" for boys or "pretty in pink" for girls. Ingenious!

I really admire their mission, too: "To create cheerful gender-free organic kids clothing with sustainable earth friendly manufacturing practices in an effort to meet and increase the demand for organic children's clothing that not only looks and feels great but is contributing in positive ways to the welfare of our planet."

I ordered the solid leggings because Ostara is on the lean side and I thought these would fit her well. As soon as the package arrived, I tore into it and was delighted to find these adorable pants with the Happy Green Bee logo embroidered on the backside.

I showed the leggings to Ostara and she excitedly pointed to the bee.
"Who 'dat?" she asked.

"It's a little bee just for you," I said. "These pants are for you."

She immediately started stripping so she could try them on. Needless to say, these leggings are now a staple in my daughter's wardrobe and often requested. She loves that little bee and when I see it, I feel pretty good too. What a good investment for keeping my child, and my planet, chemical-free.

I'm so HAPPY with my Happy Green Bee clothes, that we are going to be holding a Giveaway for a pair of Happy Green Bee Leggings next week.

Stay tuned for details on how to enter!