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Queasy does it

Three Lollies, the company behind the popular Preggie Pops, has recently developed a line of nausea-fighting lollipops for kids, Queasy Pops. They come in an assortment of flavors, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Natural Cola, Green Apple, Sour Raspberry, Sour Lemon and Papaya. The pops are all-natural, and the recipes are formulated with essential oils and flavors that have a proven track record ... Read More »

A Deflexion by any other name

Last year’s popular holiday game, Deflexion, is back for 2006 but with a new name. For reasons I may never completely understand, they’ve renamed it Khet. According to a press release on the game’s website, they rebranded the game based on feedback from customers and retailers, and Khet is an Egyptian word for flame or fire. Okaaaay. Makes sense, sort ... Read More »

Dramatic Safety Lesson on YouTube

Kyle David Miller was just 3 years old when he was killed in a car accident in May of 2005. He was buckled into a belt-positioning booster seat, but his seatbelt failed and he was ejected from the car. His parents learned a painful lesson in car seat safety, and they have created a beautiful, poignant and powerful video designed ... Read More »

At First Sight

Do you remember how it was at the beginning? You were struck by their looks, or perhaps their charm. You thought to yourself, Now here’s something interesting. And then, face to face, the charm and beauty feel quirky. And you’re left uncertain. Perhaps you fell too quickly? (It’s happened before.) Or perhaps you’re just nervous at the prospect of something ... Read More »

First steps made easier

Any parent who has cheered on a new toddler surely remembers the weeks leading up to those first tentative steps. Chances are, you spent a lot of time hunched over, walking behind your baby as she grasped tight to your index fingers and tottered all around. Sound familiar? If you haven’t been through it yet, trust me when I tell ... Read More »

Any Glamour Moms out there?

There’s a writer from Glamour, Renatt Brodsky, who is working on a health feature about how women’s bodies change post-pregnancy, and how it impacts their lives and relationships. She’s looking for colorful, honest and surprising stories that relate to her topic, from any number of different angles. If you’d like to share your story, you can e-mail her at Rengirl111@gmail.com ... Read More »

Masha Meets Micralite

As you may have already noticed, we’re welcoming a new contributor to Spillingthebeans. Masha has been a Magic Beans customer for a while, and in advance of her upcoming trip, she came to us for advice on which stroller to bring. She had such a way with words, we asked if she’d be interested in doing an extended testdrive with ... Read More »

Starck meets Maclaren

Philippe Stark is one of the most notable designers of our time, known for reinterpreting mundane objects and transforming them into striking forms that offer aesthetics without compromising (and, in fact, often enhancing) utility. Now he has taken the umbrella stroller back to the drawing board, offering a fresh take on the popular Maclaren Volo. His swooping frame is all ... Read More »

Wow, baby

We’ve just launched a new feature on our website, and I’d love to get some feedback. Basically, it’s an express baby basket builder, where you can select and send a really impressive baby gift very quickly and easily. We’ve had a lot of really positive reactions from busy parents and also corporate gift givers, but I’d love to hear other ... Read More »

The great candy debate

It seems like there’s a lot of creative finaigling this year, surrounding Halloween and the impending glut of sweets. I’ve heard about a neighborhood in Cambridge that’s planning to give out toys instead of candy to trick-or-treaters this year. I read about more than one dentist who is offering a candy buy-back program at $1/pound! In our last store newsletter, ... Read More »