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10 reasons to shop locally this holiday

Your dollars spent at Magic Beans and other local businesses have three times as much impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When you shop local, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development. Did you know that small businesses are the largest employer nationally? We ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Kids Shows

Ben Rudnick & Friends This Sunday, Nov 21st at 10:30 a.m. The Coolidge Kids Show proudly presents Ben Rudnick and Friends. Ben Rudnick’s adventurous acoustic music and lyrically humorous style have won him oodles of awards — and fans. The whole family will enjoy it. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Check out their website here. Best ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting?

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. by Kim Foley MacKinnon November 15-21 Thursday, November 18 Moms Going Out Join Moms Going Out (including me!) at Healthy Habits Kitchen to learn how to build a better meal in minutes with Cristin Jones, a registered dietitian and the writer of the popular blog (Eat Like Me) on SELF ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Kids Shows

Magic Beans is proudly co-sponsoring the weekly Coolidge Kids Show at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline. These shows are a great way to get out  and about on Sunday mornings. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids, and free for lap-sitters! Here are some of their upcoming attractions: Best of New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flix ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting this week?

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. By Kim Foley MacKinnon November 8-14 November through April Belmont Kidspace Opens Need an indoor space when the weather is bad and the four walls of your house are closing in? Just in time for winter, the Belmont Kidspace opens for the season. There’s a large play area, trains, trucks, ... Read More »

Moms’ Night Out in Hingham tonight with Chevy

Come out tonight and hang with me and Annie Stow at Best Chevrolet in Hingham. It’s a Moms’ Night Out event that promises fun, prizes and cool cars. They’ll have valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, many amazing raffle prizes, Traverse test-drives, Spafinder gift cards and members of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel there to answer your questions about visiting Disney ... Read More »

Face Painting with Jill!

Halloween is coming. Are you going to be using face paint to put the finishing touches on your child’s costume? Let us give you a hand with that. This Thursday, Oct. 28th, Magic Beans is hosting a pre-Halloween party for parents (we’re calling it Night of the Living Beans). We’ve invited Boston-based face painter Jill Reed, of Baja Face Painting, ... Read More »

What’s sprouting in Boston this weekend

Brought to you by Kim Foley MacKinnon, author of Boston Baby: A Field Guide for Urban Parents and editor of Friday, October 22 – Annie The sun will come out tomorrow for everyone’s favorite orphan in this classic musical. Wheelock opens its 30th season with this heartwarming tale based on the comic strip. If your child has never seen the show ... Read More »

Vanessa Trien’s Carnival Beat

Like many of the moms here in Brookline, I have a minor obsession with Vanessa Trien. It’s not just because she’s an incredible musician who has followed her dreams and released two outstanding albums for children. It’s not just because she has a beautiful smile and a wonderful way with kids. It’s not just because she’s a warm, kind and ... Read More »

What a Way-ne to Celebrate!

Wayne Potash is a local children’s musician who was kind-hearted enough to perform in our Cambridge store earlier this summer. He was a hit with the kids and the parents. We love that Wayne not only plays the guitar, but he also plays fun instruments like the banjo and the ukulele. He likes incorporating things like scarves, puppets, parachutes into his ... Read More »

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