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If you aren’t following TheBabyGuyNYC, your Facebook newsfeed is probably boring. Plus: win a Clek Foonf!

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I remember when my friend Jamie Grayson first started his Facebook page. He didn’t have any formal training in social media, but he had his sparkly personality, his wit, his kindness and his honesty. He didn’t have a strategy, but he had something that’s too rare on the internet: authenticity! Sure enough, his on-target assessment of products and his personal ... Read More »

It’s our birthday! Celebrating 10 years of Magic Beans

10 years ago today, I was 27 years old. I had two little girls, 26 months old and 15 weeks old. My husband had just left his job doing admissions at a private high school, and one of my sisters had just gotten married. My other sister had just finished fifth grade. We’d never heard of iPhones, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ... Read More »

Camp away from camp: a summer at home with the Gurock family

To say I’ve been looking forward to the summer would be putting it mildly. It’s not that I don’t love homeschooling (because I do, I totally do). It’s just that between homeschooling, cooking, and trying to help wherever I can with Magic Beans, I have very little time to myself. And I’m not even talking about leisure time, though that ... Read More »

5 things to consider when choosing an infant car seat

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We don’t want to make the job of selecting a car seat even tougher, but in the last few years, car seat technology has taken a giant leap, which gives you even more factors to consider! Read about some cool newer seats here. 1. Is it easy to use? Every expectant parent asks the same question when shopping for infant ... Read More »

South Shore, here we come (again)

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Last February, we closed our Hingham store. It was a very hard decision, and at the time we vowed to return to the South Shore as soon as possible. In the months that followed, we spent a lot of time driving around Route 3 and looking for a new home. A few months ago, we found it. But by then, ... Read More »

Goodbye, Isis

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It will be 12 years ago this April that I became a mother for the first time. Like so many new moms, I knew so little. When a friend discovered a New Mothers Group that met in the basement of someone’s home in West Roxbury, I didn’t hesitate to sign up. I was tired, scared and overwhelmed. Any support was ... Read More »

New Product Showcase at The ABC Show

A reusable pouch for mushy baby snacks by Itzy Ritzy

The New Product Showcase has become one of my favorite parts of the ABC Show, and it happens before the show even begins! It takes place the night before the show, and is a reception for media and specialty retailers previewing most of the coolest new products that will be on display during the show. Manufacturers are not invited, so ... Read More »

Nine!

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The last week has been a whirlwind. I returned home after almost six weeks abroad, and four hours after we got off the plane, my sister Alison gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. My newest niece arrived a week ahead of schedule, making our homecoming much more exciting than it would’ve been otherwise. In the midst of the ... Read More »

Here we go

Photo by Rebecca Deaton

I know. I have been neglecting the blog. And I feel really bad about it. But the last six months have brought so many changes for me and my family, it has been a little hard to keep up with all the things demanding my time. When we decided to start homeschooling in the fall with our two oldest kids, ... Read More »

Passover Seders that work for kids

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Tonight marks the first night of Passover, and Jewish families all over the world will be gathering to celebrate by having a “Seder”: a special meal that follows a very specific order of operations designed to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt. Children are supposed to be an integral part of the Seder. In fact, one of the most important objectives ... Read More »