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phil&teds recalls Sport V2 and Classic V1 buggies

This week, phil&teds announced a voluntary recall-to-repair of their Sport V2 and Classic V1 strollers. The hinges can pose an amputation and laceration hazard if fingertips are inserted while the stroller is folding or unfolding. The phrase “amputation hazard” is chilling, but if you can just keep your fingers away from the stroller’s hinges during opening and closing, you’ll be ... Read More »

Hot cocoa for the whole family

Here in Boston, the snow days have been coming fast and furious. With each one, the kids bundle up and shuffle off into the backyard to revel in the white stuff. When they get cold, they come back inside, peel off their wet clothing and ask for hot cocoa. There are a lot of ways to make hot cocoa (and, ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting this week: Jan 18-23

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. January 18-23 Saturday & Sunday, January 22 & 23 The Wizard of Oz Not that many of you had the opportunity to see this 1939 iconic film on the big screen and it’s a pretty good guess your children never have, so don’t pass up this opportunity to see Dorothy ... Read More »

Warm Wordless Wednesday

I’m getting really tired of all the snow, but we actually missed last week’s big storm – we were on vacation. Hopefully you can feel the late-afternoon sunshine in this shot of Zev, frolicking in the pool. Read More »

Bugaboo Donkey prices and configurations announced

  UPDATE 9/30/2011: We now have the Bugaboo Donkey in stock and available for purchase online or by phone. Check out the Bugaboo Donkey Stroller on mbeans.com. We have just received new information about pricing, configurations and availability for the Bugaboo Donkey stroller. The launch date is tentatively set for Spring 2011, and we are thrilled that Magic Beans will ... Read More »

MLK Jr. family community service ideas

Each year, on the third Monday of January, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Most of us think about MLK as a civil rights activist, but he was also a loving father of four.┬áJust like moms and dads today, he was charged with teaching his children valuable lessons and leading by example. He chose to raise ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids Shows

Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 10:30 a.m. Babe Academy Award winner and Best Picture nominee,┬áBabe is the inspirational story of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. But when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins him at the county fair, Babe discovers that he can be anything he wants to be – even an award-winning ... Read More »

Wintry Wordless Wednesday

Today on our Facebook page, we asked people to share with us their “Snow Day Play Days.” Here are our favorite pictures! Too Cute! Contributed by: Beth Steininger Wong Contributed by: Marci Carson Read More »

What’s Sprouting: January 10-17

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. By Kim Foley MacKinnon Saturday, January 15 Wayne Potash and his Music Fun Band Kick off the three-day weekend with a family-friendly concert featuring award-winning children’s performer Wayne Potash and his Music Fun Band. The audience-participation shows include sing-a-longs, clapping, dancing, jumping, running and movement, with both new songs and ... Read More »

Practicing Play

We are a playful species. Evidence of toys goes back to ancient times. The Greeks played with yo-yos, the Chinese flew kites, and the Romans had wooden dolls. Even the word “play” is significant in its breadth. We play sports. We play instruments. We join playgroups and have play dates. We create playrooms filled with toys that spark the imagination ... Read More »

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