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Listen to this!

Today we are launching our new radio ad campaign on WBZ 1030AM. Listen for our commercials, or you can hear them right here (note that the two 60-second commercials are basically identical except for the last 15 seconds). 60 Seconds with Mountain Buggy 15 Second Commercial – Audrey 60 Seconds with Stokke We had a lot of fun making these ... Read More »

Hot wheels?

My husband has cheerfully driven a minivan for years, while I have gratefully managed to stay in a small crossover SUV that seats 5 passengers. But now, faced with the prospect of trying to fit three car seats across my back seat, I’m realizing that our expanding family may require me to reevaluate my wheels. So I took to the ... Read More »

Building a Better Mousetrap

Some days have unexpected themes. My daughter received the game, “Mouse Trap” for her birthday this year. Remembering the sheer volume of pieces from playing this game as a kid, I’d been a little hesitant to get it open. Finally today, we had some quiet time together, and we decided to give it a whirl. I’ll admit, it’s not my ... 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 »

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 »

Best. Birthday. Party. Ever.

My little one turned four this past week, and after all the hullabaloo surrounding the birth of my nephew, I hadn’t had much time to contemplate a birthday party. So I decided to cut my losses and schedule the party at the new local MyGym. It wasn’t as economical as doing it myself (last year, we did cupcake decorating at ... Read More »