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Inside the Innovation Awards: Magic Beans owners Sheri & Eli Gurock judge for JPMA

JPMA judging

When the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) speaks, parents listen: 95% of companies in the juvenile products industry belong to JPMA, from manufacturers to retailers, and they’re the ultimate authority on safety, value, and innovation. So when our own Sheri and Eli Gurock, the co-owners of Magic Beans, were selected by JPMA to serve on the judging panel for their ... Read More »

Nuna crosses the pond

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In April of 2010, Eli and I were very lucky to be invited to Amsterdam to visit the Bugaboo headquarters and get a sneak peek at the Donkey stroller. While we were there, we took the opportunity to visit an amazing, enormous baby store, Kid Factory, where I got my first look at Nuna. It wasn’t a brand I’d never ... Read More »

Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage is fun on wheels

Some toys for the trip

When I first saw the prototype for the Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage at Toy Fair, I’m pretty sure I actually squealed. It’s really hard to find nice, kid-scale luggage, and traveling tots love having their own suitcase to tow around. You can always count on the folks at Skip*Hop to spot a parent problem and figure out a clever solution. Their Zoo ... Read More »

Pack it all in

Packing up the kids

Traveling with children is always an adventure, but one of the biggest challenges is just getting everything packed and ready to go. There are so many things you need to bring along to make sure everyone is comfortable while away from home. Over the  years, I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter if you’re going away for a weekend or two ... Read More »

Day 26: Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light

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There are never enough hours in the day, especially when your family is traveling. So many things to see, so many rides to go on, so many pictures to take! So you don’t want to waste time assembling the things you need, like, for instance, a travel crib. Enter today’s giveaway, the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light, a Magic Beans ... 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 »

Day 10: phil&ted’s Nest

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Everyone has their own sleep styles, patterns, and positions. In the US and Europe, we mostly sleep in elevated beds with blankets and pillows. In Japan, about half of the population sleeps in a Western-style bed, while the rest sleep on flat futons on the floor. Various hunter-gatherer societies sleep either on leaves, on thin mats, or on the bare ... 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 »

UPPAbaby Vista Travel Bag: padding + peace of mind

The new UPPAbaby Vista Travel Bag has just arrived, and while it’s a handy way to transport your stroller during travel, it doubles as an insurance policy. UPPAbaby is so confident their travel bag will protect your UPPAbaby Vista stroller, they’ll cover any damage that occurs while the stroller is in the bag. The travel bag itself is very nicely ... Read More »

Traveling with kids: Miles of smiles

Traveling with kids always provokes some anxiety, whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth time. Will you be the weary (and despised) parent who can’t get her kid to stop screaming? There are no guarantees, but here are 10 things you can do to stack the odds in your favor. 1. Free your hands. Between airline fees and fears ... Read More »