I just wanted to share my success story here because I wish I had known about rebounding when I was a new mother! I think it would have made a huge difference. I had always been a jogger, but that just didn't work once I had a baby. We lived in a small row house, and didn't have room for a large piece of home exercise equipment. When my kids got a little bigger, I joined a gym. That was great for awhile, but as the kids have gotten older, it has been hard to fit that in to my schedule.
About three years ago, I bought a mini-trampoline. It has been great. It can fold up and slide under a couch or in a closet in a minute, it is low impact and doesn't bother my sciatica or joints, and it is a great workout. I use a heart rate monitor, and it definitely gets my heart rate up. I have been able to lose weight and stay fit right in my home for not a lot of money. I catch up on TV shows while I jump, and my kids love using it to.
Just passing this on, because it has been a great solution for me, and I wish I had known about this form of exercise earlier.