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Tax-free weekend savings, Aug. 10-11: Get your Baby Jogger City Select this weekend


When Jill, a guest reviewer on The Stroller Girl blog, discovered that her second baby was arriving swiftly on the heels of her first, finding the right double stroller was priority #1: “When discussing strollers, particularly double strollers, it is appropriate to realize that the better the stroller, the less overwhelming two babies can feel. When it comes to transportation, getting ... Read More »

Bugaboo goes sporty: Meet the Bugaboo Buffalo


It’s always a treat to get a sneak preview of a hot new stroller, so when the Bugaboo Buffalo rolled into our office, strapped neatly into a smart-looking travel bag, everyone gathered around to gawk and took their turn giving it a roll around the office suite. If you’ve ever been to our bustling, lime-green office, you know how excellent ... Read More »

Learn about starting solids at Magic Beans Brookline, July 18


It can be tough for busy parents to purchase and prepare the best foods for their kids, and Danielle Shea Tan of Healthy Mamas for Happy Families knows from experience how the time crunch can cost the whole family health-wise: “Growing up, I lived on lean cuisine, frosted mini wheats and pizza. My parents worked their tails off while managing ... Read More »



The last week has been a whirlwind. I returned home after almost six weeks abroad, and four hours after we got off the plane, my sister Alison gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. My newest niece arrived a week ahead of schedule, making our homecoming much more exciting than it would’ve been otherwise. In the midst of the ... Read More »

Pampering, preparation, and parfaits: Magic Beans presents Bellies, Babies & Brunch on Sunday, July 14


Treat yourself to a sumptuous brunch and a fun crash course on all things baby-related with Magic Beans! We hope you’ll join us for Bellies, Babies & Brunch, an informational event for moms at all stages of pregnancy (and of course, your partners and/or friends and/or relatives). Here’s what the expectant can expect: The brunch: Enjoy a sumptuous buffet from ... Read More »

European Standards vs American Standards: Car Seat Edition

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Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email to claim yours. Act now! There are a few main differences between European car seats and American car seats, one of the most obvious being the European adoption of the ISOfix. This was recommended by the United Nations and utilized by the European Nations in the mid 1990s. The US National Highway Traffic Safety ... Read More »

Here we go

Photo by Rebecca Deaton

I know. I have been neglecting the blog. And I feel really bad about it. But the last six months have brought so many changes for me and my family, it has been a little hard to keep up with all the things demanding my time. When we decided to start homeschooling in the fall with our two oldest kids, ... Read More »