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Author Archives: Sheri

Things to do when you’re on bed rest…

I appreciate you all bearing with me during this little snag in my health. About a week and a half ago, we finally figured out what was wrong, and a week ago, I had a minor procedure to help resolve the problem. The pregnancy continues to go fine, and I have been improving daily. I’m hoping to be back to ... Read More »

First my soft-serve, now my phone?

So what is safe when you’re pregnant? As it is, I can’t drink wine, I’m banned from unpasteurized cheeses, and I can’t eat my trademark turkey and hummus wrap for lunch anymore. Now, apparently soft-serve, a cornerstone of my food pyramid, is another candidate for the blacklist, and today, Gizmodo tells me I shouldn’t use my cell phone. Seriously?! Jeez Read More »

Monterey Booster Seat arrives

With the incredible success of the Radian car seat, Sunshine Kids has nervous competitors watching the up-and-coming car seat behemoth very closely.¬† Their second entry into the category does not disappoint. The Monterey booster seat achieves the same goal as the Radian did – to take a traditional seat concept, redesign it from top to bottom and make it more ... Read More »

Free soft-serve for expectant moms!

On May 21, Baskin Robbins is offering a free 3 oz. cone of their new soft-serve ice cream to any pregnant woman. The catch is, you have to live near a Baskin Robbins that has already launched this new menu item, and those locations are few and far between. And not in Boston. Which particularly stinks because I am a ... Read More »

A better bumper

If you have the temperament for it, one of the most fun parts of preparing for a new baby is decorating the nursery. Even for a decor-challenged mom-to-be (that’s me), there’s a thrill to choosing the colors and patterns that will adorn the baby’s room. Bedding is a big piece of the puzzle, and most well-dressed cribs sport a bumper. ... Read More »

Sorry, sorry, sorry

I know, I’m falling way behind. I’ve actually not been feeling so hot. I’m not going to burden everyone with the details, but the pregnancy is not at risk, and I am bouncing around from doctor to doctor to figure out exactly what’s wrong with me so I can fix it. What an adventure it is, when the body starts ... Read More »

Robeez goes luxe

Six years ago, when I was a first-time mom and before Magic Beans, I “discovered” these neat new baby shoes that actually stayed on my daughter’s feet. Finally, no more lost socks! It was a revelation. It was no small wonder that Robeez caught on in a big way. Now they are pretty much ubiquitous. The designs have come a ... Read More »

What’s the deal with BPA?

Yesterday, I received a statement from the JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association), the well-respected organization that, among many other functions, sets safety standards for many of the most common baby products on the market. In this statement, the JPMA continues to deny the risk of using baby bottles produced with BPA (bisphenol A). The media has been having a field ... Read More »

Britax Announces Frontier Car Seat

Today, Britax officially announced their newest seat, the Frontier. This forward-facing seat is designed to hold a child from 25-80 pounds using the 5-point harness, and 40-100 pounds as a belt-positioning booster. This seat fills a hole in the Britax product line, and should be a nice option for parents looking to keep their kids in a 5-point harness for ... Read More »

Big Apple Circus Goes Back to Basics

I’ve been going to the Big Apple Circus for a long time, but it still came as a bit of a shock to realize that they are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year. A circus is supposed to be a long-standing institution. It’s not supposed to be approximately the same age as me. How can I be older than a ... Read More »