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Author Archives: Sheri

Drool recap and gratitude

drool, via @thebabyguynyc

It’s nerve-wracking to put on an event like Drool. There are a lot of moving pieces and  a lot of things that can go wrong. So many people need to work together in harmony for it to come off without a hitch. But on Tuesday night, in spite of a few challenges (pouring rain + parking problems + faltering internet ... Read More »

It’s a Drool Twitter Party!

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We’re counting down the final days before Drool. The floorplan is set. The vendor list is beyond our wildest dreams. The gift bags are outrageous. The raffle prizes are amazing. Every detail is falling into place. So now it’s time to kick back and have some fun. Join us this Sunday night (Mother’s Day!!) as we bring the spirit of ... Read More »

5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss Drool – and a giveaway, too!

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In just eight days, Magic Beans will be presenting the second annual Drool Baby Expo in Boston. Drool is a one-night extravaganza for parents, featuring many of the best brands in the baby biz. It’s a rare opportunity to interact one-on-one with the people behind the products, get in-depth demonstrations, and have great conversations. If you’re pregnant, a newly-minted parent, ... Read More »

Ten

Audrey at 10

I’m sitting at my desk typing this post almost exactly 10 years to the minute after giving birth to my first child. She came into the world, reluctantly and with the help of a pair of forceps, at 1:57am on April 27th, 2002. It seems cliche to say that everything changed after that moment, but of course it’s true. I ... Read More »

Sesame Street is coming to town!

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Is Elmo a rock star in your house? If so, you and your kids will not want to miss out on Sesame Street Live this weekend in Boston. The show, entitled 1-2-3 Imagine features all your favorite characters from Sesame Street – Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Abby Cadabby and — yes — Elmo too. There’s singing, there’s ... Read More »

Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage is fun on wheels

Some toys for the trip

When I first saw the prototype for the Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage at Toy Fair, I’m pretty sure I actually squealed. It’s really hard to find nice, kid-scale luggage, and traveling tots love having their own suitcase to tow around. You can always count on the folks at Skip*Hop to spot a parent problem and figure out a clever solution. Their Zoo ... Read More »

The rainbow cake connection

The inside of the cake

So of course my daughter found her birthday cake on Pinterest this year. Seems appropriate, right? She was looking over my shoulder one day and two months later, when I asked if she wanted anything in particular for her birthday cake, she didn’t hesitate. “The rainbow cake!” I started researching recipes. I quickly found one from Whisk Kid, whose gorgeous ... Read More »

Sage Spoonfuls debuts at Magic Beans

Sage Spoonfuls Let's Get Started

When I first heard about Sage Spoonfuls (from the lovely Jamie Grayson), I was intrigued. And a little skeptical, too. There are a lot of interesting products out there for making homemade baby food. What made this one so special? But then I met Liza and saw the products in person, and I was very impressed. Liza, who is actress ... Read More »

Stroller Cleaning Tips

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Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email specialoffer@mbeans.com to claim yours. Act now! Spring is a symbolic time for rebirth. The sun shines, the flowers bloom, the snow melts (well, not this year), and it feels like a fresh start. Maybe that explains why spring cleaning is such a popular ritual. Gleaming surfaces and uncluttered corners contribute to that “clean ... Read More »

Pack it all in

Packing up the kids

Traveling with children is always an adventure, but one of the biggest challenges is just getting everything packed and ready to go. There are so many things you need to bring along to make sure everyone is comfortable while away from home. Over the  years, I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter if you’re going away for a weekend or two ... Read More »