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I’m an aunt!

On Thursday afternoon at 4:56pm, my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Mother and baby are doing very well. My parents are floating on cloud 9 — after three daughters and two granddaughters, they’re thrilled to finally have a boy in the family. And I have a nephew. As the oldest child, I’ve usually been the one to ... Read More »

Phil & Teds Double Your Buggy Promo

For a limited time, you can buy a Phil & Teds Sport and get the doubles kit free. Regal Lager only made a small number of these special packages, and if you’ve been thinking about getting a Sport, now’s the time. You’ll save the $90 it would have cost to buy the doubles kit. We’ve got the packages available in ... Read More »

The Birth Book & Blog

On my recent vacation, I read a book called “Birth: The Surprising History of How We are Born” by Tina Cassidy. I thought it was phenomenal – really well-researched, and the presentation was so engaging that it was as hard to put down as any good fiction I’ve read lately. I would highly recommend it, if you’re curious about the ... Read More »

Yo Gabba Gabba

Last week, the Boston Globe ran an article about the cross-generational appeal of a new show on Nick Jr. called Yo Gabba Gabba. I like to think I’m on the cutting edge of things like this, so I was surprised I’d never heard of it. I made a mental note to check it out, and today, with my 3-year old ... Read More »

Treasure hunt in a bag

The Peek-a-Boo Bag started out as a handmade crafts fair product that became so popular that the inventors decided to mass produce them. The first time I saw these, I liked them, but over the past year they’ve pushed the aesthetic from crafty to contemporary, giving them more appeal with design-conscious parents, and making them more easily merchandised on retail ... Read More »

New York Magazine’s Stroller Testdrive

Check out this great article from New York Magazine. The author took nine of the newest and hottest strollers for a testdrive. Aside from the Fisher Price and the Perego Skate, we sell all the other strollers she tested, and I think she did a really good job of evaluating them. It’s a very even-handed and accurate assessment. Enjoy! Read More »

Happy Birthday to Lego

Today was the 50th anniversary of the Lego brick, one of the most ubiquitous and well-loved toys on the planet. The date and time (1:58pm, in case you were wondering) marks the exact moment that the patent was filed. I received a press release from Lego with oodles of useless yet fascinating tidbits I didn’t know about Lego – until ... Read More »

Stroller Speed Dating to Debut in Brookline

One thing that is fairly consistent about Magic Beans staffers is a flair for all things creative. We have a disproportionate number of southpaws on our team, and you know what they say about lefties – we think with the right side of our brain. Anyway, I digress. One of our clever Beansters came up with the idea to do ... Read More »

Newest dates for Phil & Teds strollers

According to an update I received this morning: The Classic buggy will be available 2/15/08. The Dash and the Vibe will be available 3/15/08. My local sales rep apparently had a preview of the strollers, but I haven’t had a chance to hear about it yet. Regal Lager and Phil & Teds are keeping things very hush-hush. I know a ... Read More »

CARES Harness in the air

Any parent who has ever flown with a young child will understand why Louise Stoll, a grandmother of 9, was spurred into action after watching her pregnant daughter struggle through an airport with a toddler, a car seat and a diaper bag. She went to the drawing board and designed a five-point harness that could fit into a tiny bag, ... Read More »

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