New baby co-op launched in Sunnyside/Woodside

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  1. Oppressed Masses

    Nice story, good to see neighbors banding together to help each other. Thanks to the Sunnyside Post for publicizing this endeavor.

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  2. Cathy

    Great to hear something nice for a change. It all the sad news today in NY and nj it is so nice to hear a community coming together.

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  3. Bob

    Great idea!

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  4. Kelly Parker

    I like this idea. Parents work so hard. They deserve some time off.

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  5. Karen

    Much success...great idea and happy date night to all you mom's & dad's! :)

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  6. Marilyn

    Just curious...how do people host social events for up to 25 families in the average-sized apartments in this neighborhood??

    Marilyn S.

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  7. Annie

    So excited for you! Our coop has been such a blessing for all involved, I know it will be for you, too.

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  8. Susan

    Thanks Mr. Parry for this lovely article! @Marilyn - The Socials are usually much smaller than 25 people because not everyone makes it to every Social. Also, if someone has an extremely small place they can hold a Mom's Only Social or even hold the Social somewhere outside of the home.

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  9. nobody

    I'm not sure I'd trust my kids with people who still have AOL email addresses.

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  10. Craic Dealer

    How are families kicked out?

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  11. Ich_bin_ein_Sunnysider

    Didn't this used to be called babysitting?

    Anyway, good luck but I fear the first mishap and the lawyers and insurance brokers will ruin it.

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  12. Krissi

    Genius idea! I'm hoping to start a family here myself... are there any Mommy groups in the area? My friend met a lot of moms and kids through a group that's online in Bay Ridge.. they meet up at the parks and for lunch and things. Do we have that here?

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  13. Aunt Gert

    Congratulations Sue for coming up with a great idea for parents who cannot afford the cost of babysitting. Do not let the nay sayers deter you,there are always people willing to criticize instead of contributing.You have given us another reason to be so proud of you.

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  14. Erica

    If you're looking for a new coop or a way to easily run an existing one, check out SittingAround (http://sittingaround.com). Our site lets you find coops, track points, schedule sits, etc.

    Congrats on the new coop, Sue!

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  15. 86Mets

    It's a pity that so many people lack family and friends that can babysit their kids.

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  16. Jackie

    Congratulation's Sue...Your Idea is Great

    I'm sure most young people in your community that don't have family and friends close by are very happy that you thought of SunnyBaby.

    It's not easy to make friends in a neighborhood like it was years ago.
    People are not trusting anymore.

    Children there will be growing up together, will play in the same parks, attend the same schools. Why not have the parent's get to know each other too.

    Young couples need "Me Time" just like the kid's need "Time Out".
    I'm sure all that take the time to check all out and join will be very glad you pushed through with your thoughts.

    As your Aunt Gert said, all that know and Love You are very proud of you.

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  17. blanche

    i trust no one with my children.....you just never know.....

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