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8 and counting: then and now

A lot can change in eight years. Just ask my daughter Mira, who was born just 15 weeks before Magic Beans opened its doors on July 7, 2004. Eight years ago, she was sitting in the window of the store while Eli and I worked, smiling at anyone who made eye contact (and usually scaring them half to death, because ... Read More »

31 Days of Giveaways is coming (and a Twitter party!)

A little over three years ago, we were sitting in our conference room trying to brainstorm a special way to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Magic Beans. Eli looked up and said, “What if we gave away something awesome every day for the whole month?” It was a great idea, and we did it. 31 Days of Giveaways was born, ... Read More »

Guest post: Demystifying Teething Biscuits (and a recipe!)

Melissa Constantinou is the chef and owner of Custom Spoonfuls, a personal chef service in the Boston area. She comes from an extremely food-centric Italian family that has taught her countless tips and tricks about cooking and eating throughout the years. Melissa has transitioned from public relations professional to personal chef and couldn’t be happier as she pursues her passion of ... Read More »

12 years, 12 lessons learned

The summer I was seven years old, I did something awful. It was Wild West Day at camp and, in the spirit of the theme, I stole a little boy’s candy. I still haven’t heard the end of it, because twelve years ago today, I married that boy. By then he had forgiven me enough to become (in succession) my ... Read More »

Bugaboo Cameleon gets a new look

It’s official. The Bugaboo Cameleon is getting a makeover. The new Cameleon3 is coming September 1, and it has some amazing upgrades. We have all the details, including insider info and lots of pictures to share. Get ready, because this is good. It’s really good. Improved design Design is in the DNA at Bugaboo, and they’re never satisfied with “great” if ... Read More »

To epidural or not to epidural

That is the question many pregnant women consider as they get close to their due date. For some women, it isn’t a question at all. They want it, and the sooner the better. For other women, an unmedicated childbirth experience is a really compelling goal. When I was pregnant with my first child, I thought I would absolutely have the ... Read More »

Drool recap and gratitude

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 »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: Bugaboo Says Boo

As a baby brand with our very own magazine, we were totally excited to see Bugaboo’s take on the idea: BOO Magazine, a celebration of 18 years of Bugaboo. BOO Magazine carries the company’s stunning design sense into print, and answers every question you could possibly have about the world of Bugaboo – and plenty more that you forgot to ... Read More »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: Why Viacord?

When Viacord employee Lisa had her first child, getting her baby’s umbilical cord blood stored was an obvious choice: “When I speak with my friends about cord blood banking, I liken it to a safety helmet. None of us wore helmets when we were kids and most of us turned out just fine. Of course today we rarely see a ... Read More »

It’s a Drool Twitter Party!

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 »