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Tax Free and Lights Out

A big, huge thank you to anyone who visited us this past weekend. The crowds of the Tax Free weekend would have been challenging enough, but right around the time we opened for business on Saturday, the power went out throughout the Coolidge Corner area. We lost our phones, our computers, our cash registers and our credit card processing, but ... Read More »

Who ever heard of a stroller mechanic?

Lots of people, now. The Boston Herald did a very cute profile about Dave, our warehouse manager and de facto stroller mechanic. To read the article, follow this link. Also, stay tuned. In the wake of this article, a crew from the local Fox affiliate spent some time interviewing Dave and filming him at work today. Looks like we’ll be ... Read More »

Spectrangle: strategy at its best.

This game caught my attention from the moment I saw it, because of its unique triangular packaging. When I read the basic premise of the game, I was impressed and brought one home to try it out. My fiance agreed to play a round with me, and some intense competition ensued. It was incredibly fun and engaging, even for adults. ... Read More »

Hunting for treasure?

Between the Da Vinci Code and the Pirates of the Carribean, treasure hunting is officially in vogue. You can aim high, by trying to scoop the treasure out from under the teams of NBC’s new reality show, Treasure Hunters, or you can join the hunt for a buried Volvo XC90 (an excellent family car, if you can find it). Or ... Read More »

We’re two!

Tomorrow marks two years since we first opened our doors in Brookline. We’re celebrating for the next ten days, culminating in the annual Coolidge Corner Sidewalk Sale, where we will be following our tradition of offering amazing deals on open-box, refurbished and floor model strollers. We have over 50 strollers going on sale, and as soon as our list is ... Read More »

Hey, we’re (almost) famous!

Check out the new issue of US Weekly, with Tori Spelling on the cover, and you’ll find a great spread on page 82 about celebrity strollers. We’re very excited to be listed as sources for both the Orbit Infant System and the new Silver Cross Micro v2. They also mention the Stokke Xplory, which apparently Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ... Read More »

Do you know a happy camper?

If you’ve just sent off a kid to sleepaway camp for the summer, chances are you’ll also be sending off a care package or two (or three…) in the next couple of months. We just launched a new section of mbeans.com where parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends can quickly and easily send a food-free care package to any camp ... Read More »

My backyard friends: The Backyardigans

If you haven’t heard of them already, chances are you will soon. The Backyardigans are slowly taking the preschool world by storm, and for good reason. I’m not a big fan of putting my kids in front of the TV, but my 4-year old seems to really need the downtime every now and then, so I concede. A couple of ... Read More »

Do I really need a booster seat?

I normally go to sleep while Sheri stays up way too late blogging, but tonight I get to spill the beans. Thanks, Sheri. A number of different events occurred recently that caused me to take a deeper interest in the importance of booster seats: I just took a 40-hour child safety seat course that talked a lot about boosters, a ... Read More »

NY Times on Breastfeeding

Yesterday’s New York Times featured an article entitled “Breast-Feed or Else” that presented a fairly even-handed look at the most current research findings about the benefits of breast-feeding. It’s an interesting read, detailing the extensive benefits of breastfeeding, while balancing those with concern about putting too much pressure on women who are unable to breast-feed. The article makes an excellent ... Read More »