Sunday , 20 April 2014

Tag Archives: advice

Role Models

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Kids learn about the world by watching the adults around them, and they love to put their observations into action (even when you wish they wouldn’t). That means it’s important to set a good example for your children with everyday kindness and generosity, and by including them in the activities you enjoy the most. Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role ... Read More »

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

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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 »

Get your car seat checked. Start here.

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The story of how I became a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) starts long before I owned a baby store. I was a new mother and I was trying really hard to chill out. Babies are so small, so fragile. It’s easy to let fear drive you to irrational behavior, especially during the early months. I didn’t want to be ... Read More »

10 common car seat mistakes

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Car seats are among the most complicated pieces of gear most parents will encounter – probably more complicated than you think, so be prepared! Here’s a list of 10 mistakes a lot of parents make. If anything sounds familiar to you, don’t feel bad: I’ve been guilty of at least 7/10 of the things on this list over the years. ... Read More »

5 things to look for in a convertible car seat

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Making the transition from an infant seat to a convertible car seat can be tough for parents who’ve grown very attached to the portability of a bucket-style infant seat. But when a baby starts to get close to the height or weight limit of his infant seat, there’s no two ways about it – it’s time to make the switch. ... Read More »

5 things to consider when choosing an infant car seat

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1. Is it easy to use? Every expectant parent asks the same question when shopping for infant car seats: Which seat is safest? Every car seat sold in the US needs to meet the same strict safety standards, but the key question is whether the seat’s design makes it easy to use. Misuse is a rampant problem with car seats ... Read More »

Road trips with kids

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On Wednesday, I was invited to represent the Chevy Queen of the Road blog and do a segment on Fox 25 about traveling with kids. As a mom of 3 who frequently hits the road for weekends on the Cape, I didn’t have to think too hard about what I wanted to say. Here are the key pieces of advice I ... Read More »

Mom to mom: Preparing for baby

This week on Facebook, we asked people what they wished they had known when they were expecting their first baby. We were amazed by the great tips you guys shared. I have compiled some of them into a list (with some editorial license). Enjoy! When it comes to baby gear, you usually do get what you pay for. Invest in ... Read More »

60 lessons from 6 years in business

Magic Beans came to fruition six years ago today. In honor of the occasion, here are sixty things I’ve learned over the years. It should be noted, just because I’ve learned the lesson doesn’t mean I’m always successful at applying it. That’s OK, because knowing is half the battle. Start a business with your spouse only if you really, really ... Read More »