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, October 19, 2010

Rain Gutter bookshelf

I saw this idea on someone's blog and thought, "Hey, this is so cute and affordable, I might just do it for all of my homeless big books lying on the floor."

Just screw vinyl gutters to the wall and voila, instant bookshelf!


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Rochester Folks -- New Cloth Diaper Service!

Okay, this is great news for Rochester, New York folks. Sweet Pea Diapers is starting a cloth diaper delivery/laundering service! Check out their website for more information:

Feel free to spread the word! I hope this new business does well in our area!


Friday, May 07, 2010

Blue Canoe Sale!

My favorite organic yoga and active wear company in California is having a sale for the next 70 hours. Just in time for Mother's Day gifts!

You have to sign up first, and then you can place your order with the online bargain company running the sale. I just put my order in now because things sell out FAST!


Monday, April 05, 2010

Bring Your Own Reusable Shopping Bag

I love reusable shopping bags. But I often forget them at home. So I just signed up for this FREE car window cling to remind me to leave no bag left behind!

Click on the title link to get yours and BYORSB!


Sunday, April 04, 2010

A New Perspective on CIO (Crying It Out)

Wow, this is an amazing look at cry it out from a fresh perspective.

This is one of the most thought-provoking articles I have read on this topic.

Check it out for yourself here:

I'd love to know what you think of the article. Feel free to leave
a comment below.


Friday, March 19, 2010

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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!