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Magic Beans Hingham is Open

This morning, we opened the doors to our new store in Hingham. It was pouring rain, but nothing could possibly dampen the excitement around here. The process of designing and building a new store has been in the works for more than a year, and it’s hard to find the words to really express how I’m feeling. Exhausted is the ... Read More »

Blogerific Birthday #2

Man, time flies when you’re having fun. Today marks two years since my very first post on Spillingthebeans. What started as a small side project has become a big part of my life, and something tells me we’re still just getting started. “A website is a very hungry pony,” my first boss warned me back in 1999. He was right, ... Read More »

M1 Carrier is A1

If you’ve read my previous post, you already know how the M1 Carrier came into existence. If not, all you need to know is this: it was designed from the ground up to be better than the Baby Björn. At first glance, you might actually mistake the M1 for a Björn, but there are several features that set it apart. ... Read More »

Cider house rules

If you’ve been following along, you know that my life is pretty hectic right now. Yet for some reason, when my daughter’s kindergarten teachers asked for parents to chaperone a field trip, I felt compelled to volunteer. Which is how I ended up riding a yellow school bus packed with 60 children under the age of 7, and how I ... Read More »

Knee Jerk

Sorry to be out of touch for an unusually long stretch. I’ve been busy getting our two new stores ready to open – we’re just a few weeks away now – and also out of commission with all the Jewish holidays. We built a traditional Sukkah in our yard, and decorated it with Uglydolls. It was really something. I didn’t ... Read More »

Kid Nation

Did anyone catch the premier of Kid Nation last night on CBS? I was curious, since I’d read a lot about the show, so I watched. Before last night, I was seriously questioning the judgment of the show’s creators. Not to mention the parents of the kids featured on the show. But I loved it. Now, I’m a reality TV ... Read More »

More news stories that give me nightmares

It’s not enough that every single day brings new coverage of the lead paint recalls. Now there are two more stories popping up on the “Most E-mailed” list on Boston.com to make parents (and me) completely nuts. First, a warning for parents who put their kids in Crocs – be careful on escalators. Apparently the shoes are getting stuck and ... Read More »

New beginnings

Sorry for the lapse. We were celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. 5768 will be an exciting year all around, for a number of reasons. First, if you haven’t already heard, we are opening two new stores this fall, both in the Boston area. Our Hingham store will open in October, while our Wellesley store will open in November. ... Read More »

Skyrocketing Orbit

The Orbit Infant System is already popular with parents, but with the imminent release of their toddler car seat, I think we ain’t seen nothing yet. After a long wait, I have finally laid eyes on the new convertible car seat designed to fit into the Orbit Infant System. And while this design is not nearly as revolutionary or iconic ... Read More »

Phil & Ted & Ted & Ted & Ted

I know how many of you are waiting for an update on the Phil & Teds situation, so I made sure to hit that booth today to get the details. I have no photos to share – they were incredibly vigilant about that. What I found was a bit strange. I’m not sure I understand the logic, but I’ll present ... Read More »