Leah wrote:Could you barter for knitting, personal training, or nutrition counseling? There might be a young athlete in a high school near you who is looking for an extra edge.
That's a fantastic idea. And it doesn't even need to be a teenager, necessarily, nor do you have to pay a bundle. Our 11-year-old has been dying to be a mother's helper (a few of her slightly older friends already do that) and she'd be great at it when the time comes. Put away dishes, play with toddler, wipe down the table, etc.? She'd love that. (And she already serves in an unpaid capacity, um, in our home.)