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Bjorn Necessity

It’s been 2 weeks now since the birth of our son, Zev, and I am going to pinch hit for Sheri again as she enjoys lots of well-deserved quality time with our baby. I’ve been really excited about sharing with the spillingthebeans readers all of the wonderful new toys and gear that we are getting to use — our awesome ... Read More »

Giant Microbes – Disease can be cute

Hey there, this is Eli. As we wait for baby #3 (Sheri is due today) I thought I would pick up some slack and do a blog posting. For the past 2 years or so, at various, random times, the Magic Beans buyers will toss Chlamydia, Giardia, Staph and the Black Death at me. This is not an indication of ... Read More »

K’nekting with K’nex

There are some toy brands that have always been at the forefront of my consciousness. As a kid I really enjoyed Lego, Brio, and Lincoln Logs and Erector sets, and I get a kick out of seeing these products in my store. Today at Toy Fair I meandered into a booth with a great brand that I was not so ... Read More »

Brick by Brickadoo

This is my 4th toy fair, and one of the categories that I have been seeking out are great, new building and construction toys. There seemed to be a plethora of items that match that description, many of them wooden, but my favorite product of the day were the Brickadoos. When I mentioned the Brickadoos to Sheri and Isaac, they ... Read More »

Do I really need a booster seat?

I normally go to sleep while Sheri stays up way too late blogging, but tonight I get to spill the beans. Thanks, Sheri. A number of different events occurred recently that caused me to take a deeper interest in the importance of booster seats: I just took a 40-hour child safety seat course that talked a lot about boosters, a ... Read More »

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