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Still here…

Three days away from my due date and no baby yet. Once again, my body is playing all kinds of tricks on me, with contractions coming and going at will. But having gone at least a week overdue with my first two, I’m not expecting this one to be any different. Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to enjoy the end of ... Read More »

Sneak Peek at the Phil & Teds Dash

Today we had a visit from a couple of representatives from Regal-Lager, the US distributor of Phil & Teds, as well as the new US representative for Phil & Teds, who works directly for the New Zealand outfit. We were pleased as punch when they told us they were bringing us a Dash to play with. As it turns out, ... Read More »

Ultimate Baby Shower

We’re throwing a party, and anyone who’s pregnant is invited. Together with Magic Beans, Goldenview Ultrasound, and Judith Sargent Photography, Viacord is sponsoring this baby shower en masse on Monday night, July 14th from 6-9pm at The Wellesley Club in Wellesley, MA. We’ll have a buffet dinner, some truly amazing raffle prizes, fabulous gift bags, and you’ll be treated to ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Magic Beans!

July 7th is the anniversary of the day we opened our doors for the first time in our Brookline store. It’s incredible that four years have passed since that warm evening when we finally finished putting all the merchandise on the shelves and quietly unlocked the front doors. We had invited a few friends and family members to come by ... Read More »

Listen to this!

Today we are launching our new radio ad campaign on WBZ 1030AM. Listen for our commercials, or you can hear them right here (note that the two 60-second commercials are basically identical except for the last 15 seconds). 60 Seconds with Mountain Buggy 15 Second Commercial – Audrey 60 Seconds with Stokke We had a lot of fun making these ... Read More »

Your turn…

July has officially started. And since my due date is in July, logic dictates that my baby will be coming soon. For some reason, I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this. And I’m having an even harder time getting organized with all the things I know I’m going to need. Of course, this is incredibly ironic, since ... Read More »

Effortless PhD?

It was impossible to walk by the booth for the PhD Pocket Disc at ASTRA without stopping. First of all, the colorful display was arresting. And there were discs flying all over the place. So we stopped and we played a quick game of catch. We were sold immediately. The PhD is a crocheted disc that flies surprisingly well. The ... Read More »

Mini Micro G-Bike

This little, bitty training bike is perfect for helping kids get the hang of balancing on two wheels. It seems like stability bikes are all the rage right now, especially with so many experts advocating that the key to teaching kids to ride a bike is to lose the pedals – not to add training wheels. There are a lot ... Read More »

Days in Toyland

I just came back from the ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailers Association) conference, which took place at the new MGM Foxwoods resort in Connecticut. It was a really nice experience. I’d never gone to this show before, but since it was so close to home this year, we made the trip. I really enjoyed it. We found some great new ... Read More »

Bin-Go is its name-o

Just in from Skip Hop is the brand new Bin-Go, yet another utterly genius product from the gifted design team who pioneered the original diaper-bag-that-hangs-on-your-stroller. A few weeks ago, I was in New York for a couple of days, and my husband and I stopped by the Skip Hop studio for a sneak preview of all that is new and ... Read More »