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Ready to Grow

Both my sister and my sister-in-law are pregnant and due in June. It’s the second baby for each of them, which means we’re talking about double strollers. A lot. In 2004, I was starting Magic Beans while finishing my second pregnancy. All the research I’d done about double strollers was doubly important – for me and for the stores. I ... Read More »

Grand opening in Cambridge this weekend

We’re celebrating the Grand Opening of our Cambridge store this weekend in a grand fashion. Here’s why you don’t want to miss it: 1. The deals – we’re offering some exclusive deals you can’t find anywhere else. Like $50 off a Stokke Tripp Trapp. Or $30 off a Beaba Babycook. Or some other deals that are so good, I’m literally ... Read More »

It reminded me of Robin Hood

Probably because it IS Robin Hood! This weekend, the Coolidge Kids Show will feature the 1938 Technicolor film, The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn. This movie is incredibly entertaining for all ages, and a great way to introduce your Pixar-addicted kids to the glories of the old-time silver screen. Showtime is this Saturday (2/6) at 10:30am and tickets ... Read More »

Have a Heart for Haiti

Like most people, we were just at a total loss for words after the terrible devastation in Haiti last month. It is hard to imagine, especially from the comfort of our homes, what horrors the people of Haiti have endured these last weeks, but the children… well, the children are just heartbreaking. Our good friend, Christine Koh, editor of Boston ... Read More »

Done and done.

Our Brookline store will reopen today at 10am – one day ahead of schedule. Our construction schedule was only six days long, so that extra day is pretty amazing. To give you some idea of what went into this week: On Saturday night, we closed the store and started packing up the merchandise. On Sunday, we moved all the merchandise ... Read More »

Tanglewood Marionettes at the Coolidge

This Saturday, January 30 at 10:30am, the weekly Coolidge Kids Show is going to be really special. Tanglewood Marionettes present “Sleeping Beauty”, a classic tale that appeals to children of all ages. The story begins in King Felix’s great hall for the christening of Princess Aurora. The party goes awry when the wicked witch arrives and curses Princess Aurora, and ... Read More »

Cybex recalls 1100 strollers

Following in the footsteps of Maclaren, Cybex has announced a voluntary recall of their Gems series strollers – the Ruby, Onyx and Topaz models. These umbrella-fold strollers have a nearly identical folding mechanism to Maclaren, so this should come as no surprise. According to the press release we received from Regal Lager, the US distributor of Cybex, there has been ... Read More »

Brookline store renovations get underway

Everyone loves a makeover. So call us crazy (because we are, we’re crazy), but here’s what we’re doing: tonight, we’re closing our Brookline store temporarily to do a little sprucing up. It will be a fast race to the finish, with a few late nights and lots of work from our amazing team. But we plan to reopen by next ... Read More »

Artbarn at the Coolidge

If you missed it earlier this month, Magic Beans is co-presenting the 2010 Coolidge Kids Show series, a weekly presentation of film and/or live performances for children. We’ll be updating our blog weekly with a description of the upcoming show. This Sunday, January 24 at 10:30am, The Split Hares Traveling Troupe of Artbarn Community Theater presents its adaptation of Hans ... Read More »

Hotslings AP = Always Perfect?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know that I use my vacations to test-drive new products. This most recent trip, I got up close and personal with the new Hotslings AP. I’ve always loved Hotslings for travel because they fold up small enough to tuck into a diaper bag. The new AP version offers adjustability ... Read More »

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