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It’s our birthday! Celebrating 10 years of Magic Beans

10 years ago today, I was 27 years old. I had two little girls, 26 months old and 15 weeks old. My husband had just left his job doing admissions at a private high school, and one of my sisters had just gotten married. My other sister had just finished fifth grade. We’d never heard of iPhones, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ... Read More »

New from Bugaboo: The Bugaboo Bee3 Stroller, coming in September!

Winging through the city with your bouncing babe will “bee” even easier with the September 2014 release of the brand new Bugaboo Bee3! This update on the bee-loved Bugaboo lightweight stroller will make it even easier to flutter and flit through city streets, down into subway stations, up flights of stairs, and all around your town. The Bugaboo Bee3 has ... Read More »

Bugaboo Strollers: Worth the Investment

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Update 4/24/2017: How Much Does a Bugaboo Stroller Cost? Choosing the right stroller is extra-important for city parents, who walk everywhere. Add in brutal New England winters, and you start to realize that it’s worth paying a little more for quality: you don’t want to get stuck in the snow with a crying baby and a subpar pram! This is ... Read More »

Meet the Clek Fllo! A Q&A with Clek

The brand-new Clek Fllo Convertible Car Seat is an update on the Foonf, with a few changes that adapt the Foonf’s world-class safety features and iconic automotive design for a different group of families. Here to explain the changes for you is Chris Lumley, founder of Clek (and father of two). Q: We’re so excited to hear more about the ... Read More »

Gift guide: 8 best birthday presents for a baby boy’s first birthday

New post! Best 1 Year Old Birthday Gifts of 2016 Here at Magic Beans, we’ve mostly focused on parents, but there’s another very important subsection of our customers who also are looking for expert info: folks who don’t have their own broods, but want to find fantastic baby gifts for their loved ones. So, whether you’re the best friend, sister, brother, ... Read More »

Mixing it up with LEGO Mixels

The second wave of LEGO Mixels just showed up in our stores and a constant question we’ve been getting a lot is “what are they?” I’ll admit these adorable little monsters look a little odd. Similar to the LEGO Collectible Minifigures that have been very popular the last few years, the Mixels are one of LEGO’s newest offerings for smaller ... Read More »

Camp away from camp: a summer at home with the Gurock family

To say I’ve been looking forward to the summer would be putting it mildly. It’s not that I don’t love homeschooling (because I do, I totally do). It’s just that between homeschooling, cooking, and trying to help wherever I can with Magic Beans, I have very little time to myself. And I’m not even talking about leisure time, though that ... Read More »

4 Family fun Games from Blue Orange & 25% off through June 22!

Looking for high-quality games that maximize the fun? Look no farther than Blue Orange, the makers of “Hot Games for a Cool Planet,” founded in San Francisco in 2000 by two game inventors from France. Blue Orange has an eco-friendly focus, utilizing colorful wooden pieces that will last a long, long time, and planting two trees for every tree felled ... Read More »

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