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Upcoming Bone Marrow Drives

About 3,200 children are diagnosed with leukemia every year. Thankfully, for many, there is hope of a cure through a bone marrow (blood stem cell or umbilical cord blood) transplant. Our friends at Gift of Life are working hard to create a robust registry to match donors with recipients. Because of this, Gift of Life has become the world leader ... Read More »

Nine :o

(Flashback) 4/27/02 After laboring through most of April 26th, 2002, I finally gave birth to my daughter in the wee hours of April 27th, with the assistance of a formidable pair of forceps. I was 25 years old and I didn’t know the first thing about being a mom. I didn’t know enough to be terrified or even amazed when ... Read More »

No Rain On Your Parade: 10 ways to have fun indoors

While we don’t love April Showers, don’t forget: at the end, we get beautiful May Flowers. In the meantime, here are our top 10 suggestions to keep downpours from dampening your fun. Make your own play-doh – kids enjoy the process AND the product. This recipe doesn’t require you to cook the dough, making it more kid-friendly than stovetop versions. ... Read More »

Stokke PramPack: a safer voyage for strollers

The first time we flew with a stroller, it came off the plane broken. I was in LA for a wedding, and I remember frantically canvassing the shops in Beverly Hills to find a replacement — and this was before babies were a must-have celebrity accessory. The first time I flew with a double stroller, we nearly missed our connecting ... Read More »

Go Green for Earth Day

Most of us know that Earth Day, coming up this Friday (April 22) is a day set aside to celebrate nature and the environment, and encourage environmental protection.  But what you may not know is that Earth Day actually evolved over a period of 7 years from a grassroots political campaign led by a feisty Senator from Wisconsin named Gaylord Nelson. ... Read More »

Easter Traditions

My parents love Easter, and when I was a kid, they made the holiday extra-special with plenty of fun holiday traditions.  The first tradition was the egg decoration process: my dad, my sister, and I would sit outside on the porch with mugs, food coloring, and eggs while the Easter Bunny (my mom) went around collecting goodies for our baskets. ... Read More »

Dyson @ Stroller Cleaning Night #1

We know that strollers get dirty, especially over the winter. The chaos that inevitably comes with expanding a family combined with the unpredictable New England weather ensures that the pristine stroller our customers walk out with will not be sparkly by spring. So last night, we kicked off our first in a series of stroller cleaning nights in our Brookline ... Read More »

Win at our Bugaboo Donkey #heehaw Twitter Party

We are really excited about the Bugaboo Donkey Preview Party happening in our Wellesley store tomorrow night. But we realize that not everyone can get out to join us in person. So we wanted to find a way to get everyone in on the fun, and also give away a few great prizes too! We’ll be tweeting using the hashtag ... Read More »

Quinny Zapp Xtra sparkles

Way back when we were first getting started with Magic Beans, Quinny was this European enigma. Their strollers weren’t available in the USA, so we could only ogle the pictures we saw from overseas and wonder if they were as good as they looked. They eventually crossed the pond, and Quinny has been steadily tweaking their designs to appeal to ... Read More »

Sing with your child month: Vanessa Trien exclusive

A special blog post by Vanessa Trien: I sing with my kids. A lot. Maybe even a little too much – my two year old daughter often shrieks, “Stop it, mommy!” But this wasn’t always the case. For the first six months of my son’s life (he’s now six), I was too tired and too overwhelmed to even think about ... Read More »