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Coolidge Corner, home of our Brookline store and our corporate headquarters, is a bustling area of town with a friendly aura and a community feel like no other. There’s the Brookline Booksmith, which is an amazing source of new and used books, the Coolidge Corner Theatre,  a stunning non-profit movie house that maintains a retro 1950s look (and has tons ... Read More »

Irish Soda Bread…for real

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got a special treat for you: a traditional take on Irish Soda Bread. Frequently, Irish Soda Bread that’s available in America contains raisins, orange zest, or other sources of sweetness. While very, very tasty, these are actually variations on the traditional Irish bread, which contains absolutely no sugar and no yeast! The only ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids’ Shows

Looney Tunes This Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 @ 10:30 a.m. They’re the crown princes of animation. They’re the international ambassadors of cartoon comedy. They’re the fabulously funny friends you grew up with! Join Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and the gang for another fun-filled weekend of classic Warner Bros cartoons at the Coolidge. Cartoons for an hour and a ... Read More »

Baby Basics with Carole Kramer Arsenault

Baby Basics: Hear essential secrets and reassuring answers from Carole Kramer Arsenault, Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Magic Beans Brookline Store (312 Harvard St.) Reserve your FREE spot now! On Wednesday evening, Carole Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC, the founder of Boston Baby Nurses and author of the newly released Baby Nurse Bible,  is coming to Magic Beans to ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting: Feb 28 – March 6

Friday-Sunday, March 4-13 The Emperor’s New Clothes The Concord Youth Theatre presents the classic story of The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson, but with a special twist. The emperor is duped by con men who convince him they are tailors, he ends up wearing his ‘special’ invisible outfit in a parade, and what happens next? Find out at ... Read More »

Chewbeads to the rescue

My mother’s jewelry has always mesmerized me. As a baby, even the simplest earrings or rings made my eyes sparkle. A few years back, my mom confessed that while she loves me very much, this girlhood fascination of mine was nothing short of a nuisance. She’d lovingly hold me in her arms and I, in turn, would tug at her ... Read More »

Cribsie Award nomination!

We’re thrilled to be nominated for a Cribsie Award, in the Web category of “Easiest Place To Spend A Paycheck.” Before we ask you to vote for us, though, here’s some information on the Cribsies: The Cribsie Awards are awards created to recognize the best brands, products, services, and websites for babies, kids, and parents. Annually, both StrollerTraffic and A-ListMom (two ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids’ Shows

Magic by Scott Jameson Sunday, February 27th @ 10:30 a.m. Come see the show audiences are calling “superb!”, “A blast!”, and “heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson at the Coolidge for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked ... Read More »

St. Valentine and the wonder of February 14th

I openly admit that I am infatuated with Valentine’s Day. It’s my dad’s fault. Every February 14th, he left work early and made “his girls” an amazing four course, gourmet dinner. I fondly remember the carrots cut to look like hearts, chicken cordon bleu with red toothpicks, chocolate boxes filled with gold trimmed truffles, and all the sparkling grape juice ... Read More »

Go pink this year

To every thing there is a season, to every time there is a purpose, and to every year there is a Pantone. Each year, designers agree on an approved color and – you guessed it – pink is the proclaimed color for 2011. This isn’t just any pink, though. It’s honeysuckle pink, chosen because of its ability to attract not ... Read More »