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Author Archives: Dana

Your own personal space: child spacing options for every family

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Ask five people you know about the best age gap between kids, and you’ll get five different opinions, based on their own kids and their own upbringing. There are so many factors to consider: your lifestyle, your finances, your job, and of course, once Kid #1 comes into the picture, their personality and needs. Here’s some simple data to help ... Read More »

What is Hypnobirthing? An interview with childbirth educator Cynthia Overgard of Hypnobirthing of CT

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As part of our wonderful new slate of classes at Magic Beans stores, we’re presenting “Three Things that Will Determine the Outcome of Your Birth,” a talk by childbirth educator and HypnoBirthing instructor Cynthia Overgard, on November 4. HypnoBirthing is just one of many great approaches you can choose for your child’s birth, but we love how respectful and empowering ... Read More »

It’s not just for Halloween! Dress-up play is fun every day

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? The kids love the opportunity to play at being a superhero, a princess, or a spooky monster for an evening (not to mention trawling for sugar), and we love how adorable they look in their costumes. The tradition of Halloween dress-up is fun for all ages, and the historical roots of the practice are also fun ... Read More »

Meet the Magic Beans team: Ceara Murphy, Web Customer Support

Just as all of our customers are individuals, so are our brilliant staff members. This series of blogs is here to introduce you to the kaleidoscope of personalities that makes Magic Beans an extraordinary baby store, and one we hope you’ll return to again and again!   Q: Tell me a bit about what you do at Magic Beans. A. ... Read More »