We all know the stigma attatched with the Bronx is far from Toddler Yoga and afternoon Mommy and Me classes. But hidden away in the streets of the Boogie Down there are plenty of moms who’d love to be pushing her Bugaboo down a cozy street lined with boutiques and cool concept stores, right? Not to knock the Bronx though, this borough has always had it rough. And while the stereoptypes might pop up here and there, one can’t forget about the moms who really do want to raise their kids the right way. Being a young mother living in the Bronx for prices rather that pleasure, I cringe over the pages of Time Out New York, reading about the local spots that me and the mini me would have to travel almost an hour to reach. While I can’t say the Bronx will never be the baby raising borough, I know for sure it won’t be in my child raising years. But who knows, in 10 years you might find me still here, the chance to relocate come and gone. But that doesn’t mean I can’t want what other boroughs have, and so I’ve decided to at least try to bring some of those things around me, on a more affordable level.
Have you ever thought about enrolling your tot in an art class? A dance class? Was it an awesome thought but the reality is you barely have the money left over every month after childcare to even buy crayons much less than fork over the money to some overpriced class for your 2 year old to just scribble all over a giant piece of construction paper? Well I, and many others are in that boat.
I am interested in starting my own toddler classes, but rather than charging an arm and a leg so I can live on the price paid for a half hour doodling session, I want to just get together some parents, ask for supplies or donations for the supplies, and meet up once a month for an hour of doodling, dancing, or baking cookies. I’m not too sure yet on all of the details, but if anyone is interested, please email me or leave a comment.
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