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Author Archives: Sheri

Cybex recalls 1100 strollers

Following in the footsteps of Maclaren, Cybex has announced a voluntary recall of their Gems series strollers – the Ruby, Onyx and Topaz models. These umbrella-fold strollers have a nearly identical folding mechanism to Maclaren, so this should come as no surprise. According to the press release we received from Regal Lager, the US distributor of Cybex, there has been ... Read More »

Brookline store renovations get underway

Everyone loves a makeover. So call us crazy (because we are, we’re crazy), but here’s what we’re doing: tonight, we’re closing our Brookline store temporarily to do a little sprucing up. It will be a fast race to the finish, with a few late nights and lots of work from our amazing team. But we plan to reopen by next ... Read More »

Artbarn at the Coolidge

If you missed it earlier this month, Magic Beans is co-presenting the 2010 Coolidge Kids Show series, a weekly presentation of film and/or live performances for children. We’ll be updating our blog weekly with a description of the upcoming show. This Sunday, January 24 at 10:30am, The Split Hares Traveling Troupe of Artbarn Community Theater presents its adaptation of Hans ... Read More »

Hotslings AP = Always Perfect?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know that I use my vacations to test-drive new products. This most recent trip, I got up close and personal with the new Hotslings AP. I’ve always loved Hotslings for travel because they fold up small enough to tuck into a diaper bag. The new AP version offers adjustability ... Read More »

Recapitulation

I thought this might make a nice Wordless Wednesday post (my first, but whatever). Then I realized, it’s been pretty wordless around here for a few weeks, and a little explanation might be in order. See, here’s the thing. People always assume that December is the craziest month of all for me, and, fine, that’s probably true. But there’s this ... Read More »

Clown Caper

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Join us at the Coolidge Theater this Sunday morning January 3th at 10:30am as we kick off the new and improved Coolidge Kids’ Show, presented by Magic Beans. We were psyched when the Coolidge asked us to partner with them on their weekly family-friendly show. They’ve revamped the concept, adding ... Read More »

Give and let give

Two things happened this past week that reminded me why this is called the season of giving. First, on Friday we asked our customers to help us collect as many toys as possible for a Boston-area event called Christmas in the City. The response was overwhelming, and according to an email we received, our truck load of toys was able ... Read More »

1000 toys in 1 day?

We just got an email: “I’m involved in helping a 100% volunteer run Boston-based charity that hosts an event (www.christmasinthecity.org) for 3000 homeless children and hands out toys to an additional 4000-5000 children. The demand this year was overwhelming and we may come up 1000-1500 toys short. I’m calling area toy stores to see if they could donate 1,5,10,100 toys, ... Read More »

Playmobil update

First of all, thank you. We’ve had a huge show of support, and it’s really made us feel a whole lot better about this situation. In four years of blogging, I’ve only called a company on the carpet one other time, and it was when an Amtrak conductor insisted I cover up while breastfeeding on the train. I’ve seen the ... Read More »