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Win at our Bugaboo Donkey #heehaw Twitter Party

We are really excited about the Bugaboo Donkey Preview Party happening in our Wellesley store tomorrow night. But we realize that not everyone can get out to join us in person. So we wanted to find a way to get everyone in on the fun, and also give away a few great prizes too! We’ll be tweeting using the hashtag ... Read More »

Quinny Zapp Xtra sparkles

Way back when we were first getting started with Magic Beans, Quinny was this European enigma. Their strollers weren’t available in the USA, so we could only ogle the pictures we saw from overseas and wonder if they were as good as they looked. They eventually crossed the pond, and Quinny has been steadily tweaking their designs to appeal to ... Read More »

Sing with your child month: Vanessa Trien exclusive

A special blog post by Vanessa Trien: I sing with my kids. A lot. Maybe even a little too much – my two year old daughter often shrieks, “Stop it, mommy!” But this wasn’t always the case. For the first six months of my son’s life (he’s now six), I was too tired and too overwhelmed to even think about ... Read More »

Your baby longs to be close to you… in a Moby Wrap!

Your baby, being rather new to the world, has a short list of priorities. She’d like to be fed regularly, and even sooner than “ASAP”. She’d like to stay warm and dry. And most of all, she longs to be close to you (or another big warm person). Snuggling up close to a heartbeat keeps her happy, calm, and dozy. ... Read More »

Hooray for Hamantaschen

Sunday is Purim, one of my favorite holidays in the Jewish calendar. What’s not to love? We celebrate the victory of good over evil, our kids dress up in costumes, and Eli and I do a puppet show together for the kids in our community. But before the holiday starts, we bake hamantaschen. Hamantaschen are triangular cookies with a tasty ... Read More »

Special Delivery from Cupcakory

Coolidge Corner, home of our Brookline store and our corporate headquarters, is a bustling area of town with a friendly aura and a community feel like no other. There’s the Brookline Booksmith, which is an amazing source of new and used books, the Coolidge Corner Theatre,  a stunning non-profit movie house that maintains a retro 1950s look (and has tons ... Read More »

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 »

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