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Smart Mom's Baby-Sitting Co-Op Handbook: How We Solved the Baby-Sitter Puzzle Paperback – May, 2000
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My only problem with the book is that I don't like the secretary method, where you call one person to book the babysitting, and this book really only describes that option. (The book seems to be written for stay-at-home moms, and I am starting a working mom's coop.) But it's thorough enough that I feel I can adapt it for my needs. I'd definitely recommend it highly to anyone interested in starting a coop.
I highly recommend using this book as a guideline, as it lays out rules you may not have thought of, plus, if there is ever a question or problem- you just refer to the book. There is a "business" side to running a large co-op and to keep things going smooth- that's where the book comes in. It is also filled with all of the paperwork and you get access to the Smart Mom's website for free downloads of the paperwork (you have to have the book which gives you the password to print the downloads). For more info I would recommend checking out their website at [...] You can also order books from there for $15 or less- depending on how many you order- and call the 800 number. Hope this review helps you moms looking for a co-op!
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This book saved my sanity throughout my early parenting days. My friends and I formed a co-op that ranged in size from 6 to 18 moms/dads, and it gave my only child a world of... Read morePublished on July 26, 2014 by Suzanne St. Martin
Given to me by my local Woman's club Baby-sitting co-op to read before I can join. Now given that I have been waiting a year to join and no-one seems to be able to organise the... Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by Saucier
I read this book cover to cover in two days, which to me means it earned 4 stars. However, we were looking for a book to help start a co-op for work moms of toddlers. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by J. Elsemore
I have been a Smart Moms Co-op member for over two years. WE LOVE the co-op. Extra playdates. Evening dates with trusted childcare. Guilt-free me-time. Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Smart Mom