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Toy Fair Top 10

This year was my seventh time at Toy Fair, and finally I’m starting to feel like it’s a manageable task. My strategy this year was to start upstairs and go aisle by aisle. I was thorough and slow, but I finished it in two and a half days. The lower level is smaller and went much faster. I was able ... Read More »

Orbit G2 available for preview and preorder

We’re big Orbit Baby fans around here, so we were psyched when Orbit invited us to participate in the pre-launch of their new G2 Infant System and Stroller. Our Brookline and Wellesley stores are among the first stores in the whole country to have an actual G2 available for demonstrations and test-drives, and our web site is now accepting pre-orders. ... Read More »

Toy Fair 2010 – Days 1 and 2

It’s after midnight, and I should be asleep. The battery on my computer isn’t going to last long, and if I go find the power cable, I’ll probably wake up the baby, who’s sleeping in my room (that’s a whole other story). So I’ll keep it mercifully brief. Toy Fair 2010 is in full swing and as always, there’s lots ... Read More »

Yours and mime

This Sunday morning at the Coolidge, treat your whole family to an unforgettable performance by mime Robert Rivest. The show, entitled “Laughter is the Best Medicine”, is described as a “collection of Robert Rivest’s most humorous and heartwarming mime stories. It’s simply a fun way to bring the whole community together through smiles, giggles and roaring laughter.” Mimes are funny, ... Read More »

Ready to Grow

Both my sister and my sister-in-law are pregnant and due in June. It’s the second baby for each of them, which means we’re talking about double strollers. A lot. In 2004, I was starting Magic Beans while finishing my second pregnancy. All the research I’d done about double strollers was doubly important – for me and for the stores. I ... Read More »

Grand opening in Cambridge this weekend

We’re celebrating the Grand Opening of our Cambridge store this weekend in a grand fashion. Here’s why you don’t want to miss it: 1. The deals – we’re offering some exclusive deals you can’t find anywhere else. Like $50 off a Stokke Tripp Trapp. Or $30 off a Beaba Babycook. Or some other deals that are so good, I’m literally ... Read More »

It reminded me of Robin Hood

Probably because it IS Robin Hood! This weekend, the Coolidge Kids Show will feature the 1938 Technicolor film, The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn. This movie is incredibly entertaining for all ages, and a great way to introduce your Pixar-addicted kids to the glories of the old-time silver screen. Showtime is this Saturday (2/6) at 10:30am and tickets ... Read More »

Have a Heart for Haiti

Like most people, we were just at a total loss for words after the terrible devastation in Haiti last month. It is hard to imagine, especially from the comfort of our homes, what horrors the people of Haiti have endured these last weeks, but the children… well, the children are just heartbreaking. Our good friend, Christine Koh, editor of Boston ... Read More »

Done and done.

Our Brookline store will reopen today at 10am – one day ahead of schedule. Our construction schedule was only six days long, so that extra day is pretty amazing. To give you some idea of what went into this week: On Saturday night, we closed the store and started packing up the merchandise. On Sunday, we moved all the merchandise ... Read More »

Tanglewood Marionettes at the Coolidge

This Saturday, January 30 at 10:30am, the weekly Coolidge Kids Show is going to be really special. Tanglewood Marionettes present “Sleeping Beauty”, a classic tale that appeals to children of all ages. The story begins in King Felix’s great hall for the christening of Princess Aurora. The party goes awry when the wicked witch arrives and curses Princess Aurora, and ... Read More »