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Life is good Festival + an interview with John Jacobs

We are less than a week away from the upcoming Life is good Festival at Blue Hills, and this past Friday I had a chance to chat with John Jacobs, co-founder, and Chief Creative Optimist at Life is good. He’s also the father of two (a newborn and a toddler) and a Magic Beans customer. I was excited about the ... Read More »

Tax Free? Sounds good to me.

The Massachusetts state senate will be voting this week on whether to approve a Tax Free Holiday for the weekend of August 14-15 2010. Except for 2009, Massachusetts has had a Tax Free Holiday every August since our first store opened in 2004. It’s a great gift from the Commonwealth to the people and businesses in this state, and we’re ... Read More »

Sidewalk Sale in Brookline this weekend

The Sidewalk Sale has become an annual tradition in Coolidge Corner, drawing bargain hunters from all over the Boston area. This year, our haul is better than ever with some amazing steals on baby gear and toys. Our team has been working so hard for the past few weeks to prepare for this, and now the trucks are packed up ... Read More »

Babies on the big screen

This Wednesday night, I’m co-hosting a special screening of Babies, the new documentary film released last week to very strong reviews. Babies follows four babies, each born in a different part of the world, throughout their first year of life, from birth to first steps, contrasting the different cultural approaches to raising children. Join me for a private, pre-film reception ... Read More »

Yours and mime

This Sunday morning at the Coolidge, treat your whole family to an unforgettable performance by mime Robert Rivest. The show, entitled “Laughter is the Best Medicine”, is described as a “collection of Robert Rivest’s most humorous and heartwarming mime stories. It’s simply a fun way to bring the whole community together through smiles, giggles and roaring laughter.” Mimes are funny, ... Read More »

Grand opening in Cambridge this weekend

We’re celebrating the Grand Opening of our Cambridge store this weekend in a grand fashion. Here’s why you don’t want to miss it: 1. The deals – we’re offering some exclusive deals you can’t find anywhere else. Like $50 off a Stokke Tripp Trapp. Or $30 off a Beaba Babycook. Or some other deals that are so good, I’m literally ... Read More »

It reminded me of Robin Hood

Probably because it IS Robin Hood! This weekend, the Coolidge Kids Show will feature the 1938 Technicolor film, The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn. This movie is incredibly entertaining for all ages, and a great way to introduce your Pixar-addicted kids to the glories of the old-time silver screen. Showtime is this Saturday (2/6) at 10:30am and tickets ... Read More »

Have a Heart for Haiti

Like most people, we were just at a total loss for words after the terrible devastation in Haiti last month. It is hard to imagine, especially from the comfort of our homes, what horrors the people of Haiti have endured these last weeks, but the children… well, the children are just heartbreaking. Our good friend, Christine Koh, editor of Boston ... Read More »

Done and done.

Our Brookline store will reopen today at 10am – one day ahead of schedule. Our construction schedule was only six days long, so that extra day is pretty amazing. To give you some idea of what went into this week: On Saturday night, we closed the store and started packing up the merchandise. On Sunday, we moved all the merchandise ... Read More »