The presents have been opened, the meal has been consumed (and the sumptuous leftovers trotted out for a second go-round), everyone’s caught up on the year’s doings, and with bellies full and hearts full of holiday cheer, everyone has… run out of things to talk about. That’s when it’s time to pull out your favorite family games! A good family ... Read More »
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Every family has their own traditions for the holidays, whether it’s before, during, or after Christmas or Hanukkah. My Hanukkah-observing family, for instance, would spend our Christmas Eve driving through the nearby suburbs to see what kinds of gorgeous, lavish Christmas displays other families had created. My sister and I couldn’t get enough of it – it would get late ... Read More »
When it comes to parenting advice, the ultimate experts are out there in the field actively experimenting with what works with their own kids. Every parent has their little tips and tricks for keeping homes decluttered, kids content, and food on the table, and thanks to the internet, we can crowdsource solutions for everyday problems. When it comes to the ... Read More »
Congrats, Grandma and Grandpa: your own kids are grown and out of the house, and it’s time to enjoy the next generation coming on the scene! It’s been a good while since you were the one bringing your own eager kids to celebrate with their Grammy and Grampy, so a refresher may be in order. Here are some tips for ... Read More »
Baby’s first year is an exciting and precipitous one: he starts out tiny and completely helpless, unable to control anything aside from eating and crying. Over these 12 months, he begins to learn to grip and grab, how to roll, sit, crawl, stand, and toddle. He also learns to understand some words, and may be saying his first simple words. ... Read More »
Every baby in the world wants the same things: warm snuggles, a bounce on your lap, a belly full of milk, a clean diaper, a cozy swaddle, and a lullaby as the light is fading at dusk. Parenting priorities are universal as well: babies must be fed, and babies must be safe. And every parent, everywhere, loves to show off ... Read More »
Here at Magic Beans, we only stock the best items from the top baby brands – but we also know that not every product is the right fit for the lifestyle of every family. That’s why it’s essential for our staff to know every product on our shelves and in our showrooms inside-out, and training on both new and old ... Read More »
Telephone was always one of my favorite schoolyard games: the end result was always so funny! You remember how it went: you’d come up with a phrase and whisper it into your friend’s ear, who would whisper it into her friend’s ear, who would whisper it into her friend’s ear, until it came back to you as a completely new ... Read More »
There are so many reasons to shop American this year: not only does it support the companies that employ your neighbors and enrich your community, but it’s eco-friendly! Less shipping means less fuel used, which means less emissions. And of course, these terrific companies make innovative, beautifully designed products that your kids will love. Gamewright Scrambled States of America Game, ... Read More »
By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development and Parenting Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses Let’s start with the worst case scenario: when my first child was 18 months old she cried for almost an entire plane trip across the Atlantic. Our desperate seat mates suggested ... Read More »