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Author Archives: Sheri

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 »

One step back

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We have made the difficult decision to close the Hingham Magic Beans store later this month. This is uncharted territory for us, since we’ve been lucky enough to grow steadily for the last nine years. But — like this drawing illustrates so beautifully — growing a business is never a straight path. For a company our size, every store is ... Read More »

Toy Fair 2013 – Day 1

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It’s hard to believe, but I’m in New York for my 10th Toy Fair. Which sounds like a lot, until you discover Toy Fair is celebrating its 110th birthday this year. Also, a lot of other retailers I know have been attending this show since before I was born. Even after all this time, I’m still a relative newbie around ... Read More »

Aden + Anais + The Laundress = clean + fresh + happy

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I discovered The Laundress several years ago while hunting for an all-natural laundry detergent I could use for hand-washing, too. I tried it and I was hooked. Their laundry detergents are wonderful: they are formulated to be gentle on fabrics, and take no prisoners when it comes to dirt. They are free of toxins, biodegradable, and scented with natural essential ... Read More »

Nuna crosses the pond

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In April of 2010, Eli and I were very lucky to be invited to Amsterdam to visit the Bugaboo headquarters and get a sneak peek at the Donkey stroller. While we were there, we took the opportunity to visit an amazing, enormous baby store, Kid Factory, where I got my first look at Nuna. It wasn’t a brand I’d never ... Read More »

Election Day and kids

Buzz says Vote

My 10-year-old was complaining to me last week that she was too young to vote. I thought about it, and reminded her that, while she’ll be left out of this presidential election and the next one, she’ll be 18 for the 2020 contest. “It’s not too far away,” I told her. She looked at me like I was crazy. Presidential ... Read More »

Bugaboo Cameleon3 Sahara Special Edition

Bugaboo Cameleon Sahara Special Edition

When I first saw a picture of the Bugaboo Cameleon3 Sahara stroller, I wasn’t really sure what to make of it. It looked really nice, but was the lovely, tranquil color palette going to justify the special edition price point? It wasn’t until I saw it in person at The ABC Kids Expo earlier this month that I really understood ... Read More »

Adventures in Parenting: Homeschooling

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Sometimes life throws curve balls. Earlier this month, we were confronted with a problem. The school year was off to a very bumpy start for our oldest daughter. Our middle daughter had just switched into the same school as her sister, which only made things more complicated (take my word for it). After trying several traditional schools, we’d been really ... Read More »

Cimemamas launches in Boston

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Sneaking off to a dark theater in the middle of the day is a wonderful, guilty pleasure. There’s a reason so many new moms flock to their local mom-baby movie showtimes. But babies are notoriously unpredictable movie dates (and they age out of the cooperative, sleepy newborn phase far too quickly). So Gina Saltonstall and Lori Cohen decided to create ... Read More »

UPPAbaby Mesa Infant Car Seat available for pre-order now!

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UPPAbaby knows how to make a splash. For a couple of months, buzz has been building around a new product launch planned for the ABC Kids Expo. But instead of just debuting the product at the show itself, UPPAbaby instead planned a party for the first night of the show. Tonight, in front of a packed crowd, they unveiled their ... Read More »