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Category Archives: Local: Boston

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 »

Meet the Magic Beans team: Ben Sung, Manager of Magic Beans Wellesley

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Shopping at your average chain store can feel so impersonal – it’s huge, there’s constant staff turnover, and with an identical shop in every town, your experience never feels special. Not only is Magic Beans a smaller business, but getting to know our customers is built into our business model: when you’re filling out the registry for your first baby, ... Read More »

New this fall: Galoop Child Development Classes at Magic Beans Brookline!

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When Isis Parenting closed this past January, we wanted to make sure we were part of the effort to keep their fantastic classes and experts in circulation, and we’re delighted to be presenting Cecilia Matson’s Galoop classes at Magic Beans Brookline, starting this September! Register for Galoop classes here! Cecilia has 20 years of experience working with young children and ... Read More »

Tax-free weekend savings, August 16-17: The baby gear popularity contest

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Predicting popular products can be tough: toy crazes, in particular, ebb and flow according to the whims of tiny trendspotters, and what was yesterday’s biggest hit can be today’s biggest flop. (Unless, of course, it’s the movie Frozen, in which case the craze lasts forever. Not that we’re complaining.) Parents, however, have cooler heads, so before they decide that they ... Read More »

Meet our customer service team! A Q&A with Kate

Any baby store or toy store can offer you a decent selection, but for truly top-notch customer service, only a small company like Magic Beans will do! Our team of Toy Whizzes and Gear Gurus all love what they do, and it shows. Kate Kiley, our new Head of Customer Service, Special Events, and Donations, is the friendly voice at ... Read More »

Go Sox! A few tips on taking the kids to Fenway Park

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The Red Sox may be Boston’s most enduring and most beloved institution, and a local kid’s first pilgrimage to Fenway Park is an important initiation rite that they’ll remember fondly for many years to come. In a FenwayNation.com post, a fan writes, “Fifty-eight years ago today (July 8, 1956), my Dad took me to my first Red Sox game at ... Read More »