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Our 8 year old gets $3 a week, on Saturday, only if his room is clean by 3pm. Our 4 year old does not get an allowance, but she does seem to often have money (from grandparents, etc).
Our school has a birthday book program. To celebrate your child's birthday, you donate a book to your child's classroom library. Then your child has their name added to a big "birthday cake" near the main office in the school. My son has a summer birthday, so we have not had to worry about the question of sending treats. Some parents still send treats, but the school requires that they must be store bought (yuck) and they must be sent home. So the kids don't...
I quit pumping at 18 months.
yogamama13 - thanks for your reply. I appreciate the input! Kathleen
Thanks for your replies. Zoebird - congratulations on your pregnancy! And I love your website. I guess Chicago area yoga instructors are paid better than in other areas. YMCA of Chicago pays $40 and hour for experienced yoga instructors. Private studios pay about $7 per student for a drop-in class. Although I have found that with the increase in yoga teachers, the pay rates have dropped in recent years. I make more money in my "career work", but I love...
Hey - I posted this in the Working Mamas forum, but have not gotten any replies, so I am posting it here... I would love to hear what works for other people. I have an itch to add more classes or expand my scope of services, but I am afraid to take away from family time. I teach yoga part-time (just 2-3 classes a week) and I work in an office part-time (15 hours a week in the Development Office at a private high school). I would love to chat with other...
I teach yoga part-time (just 2-3 classes a week) and I work in an office part-time (15 hours a week in the Development Office at a private school). I would love to chat with other yoga/fitness instructors. How long have you been teaching? How many classes a week do you teach? How old are your kids? What is your average pay per class? How do you deal with sick kids/ finding subs? Do you consider teaching classes your "career" or passion or self-time or a side...
I am too lazy to post our numbers, but while I stayed home full-time (5 years) we went into debt. Honestly, we never carried debt before, but for the 5 years that I was not working we incurred debt. I am working part-time now and we are no longer incurring debt. We guess that in 5 years we will be debt free. We did go on vacations and have birthday parties and get professional photos of our children during those 5 years. We definately could have been more frugal. ...
Thanks for the suggestions. I don't think that his vision is an issue, but I will get an eye appt for him. I like the book suggestion! My husband had an idea - he is going to have our son write a movie review each weekend. We do Friday night "movie night" and on the weekend he can practice writing skills by writing a review. Summer book reports are AWFUL for us, but we do them. Movie reviews might be easier and more fun. Any other suggestions are welcome! I...
I'm doing my yoga! I teach a few classes a week, but this was a tough week. I had the flu and the weather is cold and snowy. I had people at my 7am yoga class this morning (they are amazing), despite a snow storm. Wow! I like to do a balance of standing, seated and balance poses. My challenge has been to incorproate asanas that I don't like, so I am doing more core body and back-bends these days. My home practice is inconsistent - it is hard with little kids...
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