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Author Archives: Sheri

Day 10 – Teach Me Time! Talking Alarm Clock

Our Day 10 giveaway is the Teach Me Time alarm clock for kids. This was one of my love-at-first-sight products, and so I wasn’t surprised to find a detailed review in the archives. To read all about it, view that post. Otherwise, take my word for it – you want one. Enter to win. Read More »

Radian car seat proves its metal

Last week, a parking garage in Atlanta partially collapsed, destroying nearly 40 of the 1600 cars parked in the garage. One of these cars belonged to Sarah Maglione, a mom from Atlanta. Her SUV was parked on the second level of the garage, with her Radian 65 car seat installed in the back passenger seat. When they pulled her car ... Read More »

Day 9 – The Learning Tower

When you’re 3 feet tall, the world can seem like a pretty big place. The Learning Tower brings kids into the action, so they can reach the countertops and interact with adults at eye-level. Ideal for fostering a love of cooking from a very early age, The Learning Tower is typically billed as a sturdy kitchen step-stool. But that understates ... Read More »

Day 8 – Naturepedic No-Compromise Organic Crib Mattress

Organic mattresses are the newest trend for eco-conscious, natural-minded parents. And this is great news, since mattresses are notorious for harboring all kinds of icky chemicals. But many of the die-hard organic mattresses eschew all non-organic substances, leaving them one spectacular diaper blow-out away from permanent damage. Naturepedic takes a more practical approach in their No-Compromise crib mattress. The insides ... Read More »

Birthday Blitz

Happy 5th birthday, Magic Beans. Today, for the 7th day of our 31 Days of Giveaways celebration, we’re going overboard. Instead of giving away just one item, we’re giving away 8. Why 8 and not 5? After all, it is our 5th birthday. But we couldn’t choose just 5, so we decided to screw the symbolism; the more the merrier. ... Read More »

Remembering the first 5 years

It’s crazy to think that tomorrow, 5 years will have passed since the humid Wednesday night in July when, after months of preparation, we quietly opened the doors to our new store on Harvard Street in Brookline. I still remember the anxiety – like we were throwing a party, but wasn’t sure if anyone would come. We turned up the ... Read More »

Day 6 – Radian XT Car Seat

The first time I saw a Radian car seat demonstration was in the parking lot behind our store in Brookline. Russ Berger, one of the owners of Sunshine Kids had come to show it to us, way back in 2005. It was a cold and drizzly day, and if I’m being completely honest, I wasn’t overly enthusiastic. I thought the ... Read More »

Day 5 – Okiedog Fropper

When the Fropper made its debut last year, it was an instant hit – and why wouldn’t it be? It combines two activities toddlers love most – bouncing and rolling. The sturdy, wide handlebars provide plenty of leverage for bobbing up and down on the springy, bi-level seat, while the smooth-riding wheels glide along the floor without leaving marks. A ... Read More »

Day 4 – Step2 Lifestyle Dream Kitchen

Step2 is one of the newest members of the Magic Beans family, but we’ve been ogling their products for a long time. It’s not exactly surprising, but a lot of social conversations with our friends (especially those who are parents) eventually come around to Magic Beans and the fun task of product selection. We hear a lot of feedback about ... Read More »

Day 3 – Baby Jogger City Mini Single

I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on the Baby Jogger City Mini stroller at the end of an exhausting ABC show in Las Vegas. I knew right away and without question that it was a slam dunk. Since that day, I’ve tried many times to channel the feeling of total confidence I felt looking at that product, ... Read More »