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Ever notice that the ABC Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

This fairly obvious fact didn’t occur to me until this morning, I was mulling over the origin of the “ABC Song,” and found numerous articles pointing out that the melody is the same! In the Telegraph, writer Sebastian Doggart reports that “Baa-Baa Black Sheep” and “What A Wonderful World” follow the same pattern, and that he annoyed his three-year-old son by ... Read More »

Balancing work and family: how do you make it work?

According to the US Department of Labor, 61.1 percent of moms with kids under age 3 are working, going up to 63.9 percent if your kids are under age 6, and 74.7 percent if your kids are under age 17. That’s a lot of juggling! This hilarious video from the Make It Work campaign, starring Adrienne C. Moore from Orange ... Read More »

How to swaddle a baby: an expert demonstration from Magic Beans

Swaddling your baby is the easiest way to improve the quality and duration of your newborn baby’s sleep, and we offer a wide variety of swaddling blankets, so you can experiment with what your baby likes and find out what works for you. The classic square swaddle is the most popular, though, and while it does take a little practice to get ... Read More »

Our favorite holiday hacks to make your life easier this holiday!

When it comes to parenting advice, the ultimate experts are out there in the field actively experimenting with what works with their own kids. Every parent has their little tips and tricks for keeping homes decluttered, kids content, and food on the table, and thanks to the internet, we can crowdsource solutions for everyday problems. When it comes to the ... Read More »

Animal Planet is featuring a different kind of “labor day”

We don’t know why it took the television industry so long to figure out that there are millions of viewers who just want to watch adorable animals cavorting, but now that they’ve gotten the message, Animal Planet is constantly coming up with new ways to make us go “awww.” Their latest contribution to our addiction to cuteness is one that ... Read More »

If you aren’t following TheBabyGuyNYC, your Facebook newsfeed is probably boring. Plus: win a Clek Foonf!

I remember when my friend Jamie Grayson first started his Facebook page. He didn’t have any formal training in social media, but he had his sparkly personality, his wit, his kindness and his honesty. He didn’t have a strategy, but he had something that’s too rare on the internet: authenticity! Sure enough, his on-target assessment of products and his personal ... Read More »

From the Drool Baby Expo: 6 delicious mocktails for thirsty mamas!

A mocktail is a wonderful thing: as sophisticated and refreshing as a real cocktail, but without the booze! They’re perfect for a variety of occasions, but especially baby showers and parties like the Drool Baby Expo, where moms-to-be, nursing mommies, and dads and partners are abstaining from alcohol but still want to drink something that tastes grown-up. Want to duplicate ... Read More »

Paleo Passover is easy… and delicious!

Have you been wondering about the Paleo diet (and, perhaps, how to get your kids on board)? Sheri, the co-owner of Magic Beans, shared a bit about her family’s Paleo diet on Kveller, and some links to fantastic recipes that are perfect for Passover. A few Paleo basics: The Paleo diet means avoiding grains, legumes, soy, dairy, or refined sugar. ... Read More »

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