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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 »

What’s Sprouting in Boston: February 21-27

Monday-Saturday, Feb. 21-26 Vacation Week Drop-In The Higgins Armory, a fantastic medieval museum (with other eras featured too), highlights a different time period each day. See how a knight puts on his armor, make shields, learn how to use a sword, and enjoy a variety of other workshops and activities. Higgins Armory, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester. Visit the website for the ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids’ Shows

Magic by Scott Jameson Sunday, February 27th @ 10:30 a.m. Come see the show audiences are calling “superb!”, “A blast!”, and “heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson at the Coolidge for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked ... Read More »

Lots and lots of dots!

Ever feel like everyone around you is going dotty? You’re not wrong – dots are one of many classic graphic patterns being revived in recent years to inject some nostalgic charm into clothing, décor, and other products for kids and adults. Here’s a little polka dot trivia – and a few products that will help you get on the spot! Read More »

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