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Author Archives: Sheri

Orbit Baby car seats put on a few pounds

But not from extra calories (and they aren’t any heavier, either). Through some additional testing, Orbit Baby was able to raise the weight and height limits on both their Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat and their Orbit Baby Toddler Car Seat. The Infant Car Seat is now rated for 4-30 lbs and 19-32″ tall, where previously the limit was 22 ... Read More »

Delectable Fudge Brownies

A few weeks ago, I was hunting the web for a new brownie recipe and I found this on the King Arthur Flour website. I was intrigued by the unusual method, so I tried it. The resulting pan of brownies was easily the best I’ve ever made. The additional step of heating the butter and sugar didn’t require much extra ... Read More »

No more nursing

I never expected to nurse my son for two and a half years. Both my daughters lost interest by around 18 months, and I figured he’d follow suit. But 18 months came and went and he was still interested. Very interested. His first three-word sentence was “Nurse other side!” As time went on, his enthusiasm never waned. Nursing a verbal ... Read More »

2011 BOB Revolution SE has arrived

You just don’t mess with success. This was the first thing I thought when I saw a sample of the newly redesigned BOB Revolution stroller more than a year ago. Sure, there’s always room for improvement, but they had such a good thing going. The Revolution stroller has been a rock-solid performer and a parent-favorite for years. Why tinker with ... 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 »

phil&teds recalls Sport V2 and Classic V1 buggies

This week, phil&teds announced a voluntary recall-to-repair of their Sport V2 and Classic V1 strollers. The hinges can pose an amputation and laceration hazard if fingertips are inserted while the stroller is folding or unfolding. The phrase “amputation hazard” is chilling, but if you can just keep your fingers away from the stroller’s hinges during opening and closing, you’ll be ... Read More »

Hot cocoa for the whole family

Here in Boston, the snow days have been coming fast and furious. With each one, the kids bundle up and shuffle off into the backyard to revel in the white stuff. When they get cold, they come back inside, peel off their wet clothing and ask for hot cocoa. There are a lot of ways to make hot cocoa (and, ... Read More »

Warm Wordless Wednesday

I’m getting really tired of all the snow, but we actually missed last week’s big storm – we were on vacation. Hopefully you can feel the late-afternoon sunshine in this shot of Zev, frolicking in the pool. Read More »

Bugaboo Donkey prices and configurations announced

  UPDATE 9/30/2011: We now have the Bugaboo Donkey in stock and available for purchase online or by phone. Check out the Bugaboo Donkey Stroller on mbeans.com. We have just received new information about pricing, configurations and availability for the Bugaboo Donkey stroller. The launch date is tentatively set for Spring 2011, and we are thrilled that Magic Beans will ... Read More »

Practicing Play

We are a playful species. Evidence of toys goes back to ancient times. The Greeks played with yo-yos, the Chinese flew kites, and the Romans had wooden dolls. Even the word “play” is significant in its breadth. We play sports. We play instruments. We join playgroups and have play dates. We create playrooms filled with toys that spark the imagination ... Read More »