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Spring brings petals… and pedals!

On a hazy Sunday morning, you step out of your house to get the paper, bleary-eyed, coffee in hand, and instead of being battered and chafed by winter winds, you feel… warm. The air smells a little damp and you can sniff the plants growing. The birds are chirping. Little green tendrils are peeking out of the earth. Spring! It’s ... Read More »

Orbit Baby car seats put on a few pounds

But not from extra calories (and they aren’t any heavier, either). Through some additional testing, Orbit Baby was able to raise the weight and height limits on both their Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat and their Orbit Baby Toddler Car Seat. The Infant Car Seat is now rated for 4-30 lbs and 19-32″ tall, where previously the limit was 22 ... Read More »

Irish Soda Bread…for real

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got a special treat for you: a traditional take on Irish Soda Bread. Frequently, Irish Soda Bread that’s available in America contains raisins, orange zest, or other sources of sweetness. While very, very tasty, these are actually variations on the traditional Irish bread, which contains absolutely no sugar and no yeast! The only ... Read More »

Khet: An Update on Chess, With Lasers!

When you were a child, how did you picture the year 2011? The TV series Lost in Space suggested that we’d be traveling in space with robots by 1997, not to mention the colonies on the moon and creepy Artificial Intelligence made popular in 2001: A Space Odyssey. By now we should at least be surrounded by Jetson-style flying cars, right? The reality ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids’ Shows

Looney Tunes This Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 @ 10:30 a.m. They’re the crown princes of animation. They’re the international ambassadors of cartoon comedy. They’re the fabulously funny friends you grew up with! Join Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and the gang for another fun-filled weekend of classic Warner Bros cartoons at the Coolidge. Cartoons for an hour and a ... Read More »

Baby Basics with Carole Kramer Arsenault

Baby Basics: Hear essential secrets and reassuring answers from Carole Kramer Arsenault, Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Magic Beans Brookline Store (312 Harvard St.) Reserve your FREE spot now! On Wednesday evening, Carole Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC, the founder of Boston Baby Nurses and author of the newly released Baby Nurse Bible,  is coming to Magic Beans to ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting: Feb 28 – March 6

Friday-Sunday, March 4-13 The Emperor’s New Clothes The Concord Youth Theatre presents the classic story of The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson, but with a special twist. The emperor is duped by con men who convince him they are tailors, he ends up wearing his ‘special’ invisible outfit in a parade, and what happens next? Find out at ... Read More »

Chewbeads to the rescue

My mother’s jewelry has always mesmerized me. As a baby, even the simplest earrings or rings made my eyes sparkle. A few years back, my mom confessed that while she loves me very much, this girlhood fascination of mine was nothing short of a nuisance. She’d lovingly hold me in her arms and I, in turn, would tug at her ... Read More »

The Nook Pebble Lite Is Here!

The original Nook Pebble crib mattress is an obvious object of product lust: it’s unique-looking, and it uses nano-level waterproofing to keep moisture out – how cool is that? Plus, it’s engineered for optimal breathing while babies sleep, and it’s completely chemical-free. You may have experienced a bit of sticker-shock when you first spotted the Nook Pebble – this kind ... Read More »

Cribsie Award nomination!

We’re thrilled to be nominated for a Cribsie Award, in the Web category of “Easiest Place To Spend A Paycheck.” Before we ask you to vote for us, though, here’s some information on the Cribsies: The Cribsie Awards are awards created to recognize the best brands, products, services, and websites for babies, kids, and parents. Annually, both StrollerTraffic and A-ListMom (two ... Read More »