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  • July 25, 2008

    The “do” date

    Today is my due date. The little countdown application on my Facebook page says “0 days remaining.” And even though I’ve already been through this twice before, already gone beyond two due dates in the past, I can’t help feeling...

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  • New from Stokke
    July 22, 2008

    New from Stokke

    Today we had a presentation of the new Stokke product launches slated for the ABC show. There are some interesting developments. Here’s a breakdown (this is a long one): Furniture & Bedding There are three new textiles coming into the...

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  • July 22, 2008

    Still here…

    Three days away from my due date and no baby yet. Once again, my body is playing all kinds of tricks on me, with contractions coming and going at will. But having gone at least a week overdue with my...

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  • Sneak Peek at the Phil & Teds Dash
    July 10, 2008

    Sneak Peek at the Phil & Teds Dash

    Today we had a visit from a couple of representatives from Regal-Lager, the US distributor of Phil & Teds, as well as the new US representative for Phil & Teds, who works directly for the New Zealand outfit. We were...

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  • July 7, 2008

    Happy Birthday, Magic Beans!

    July 7th is the anniversary of the day we opened our doors for the first time in our Brookline store. It’s incredible that four years have passed since that warm evening when we finally finished putting all the merchandise on...

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  • July 4, 2008

    Listen to this!

    Today we are launching our new radio ad campaign on WBZ 1030AM. Listen for our commercials, or you can hear them right here (note that the two 60-second commercials are basically identical except for the last 15 seconds). 60 Seconds...

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  • June 15, 2008

    Hot wheels?

    My husband has cheerfully driven a minivan for years, while I have gratefully managed to stay in a small crossover SUV that seats 5 passengers. But now, faced with the prospect of trying to fit three car seats across my...

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  • June 11, 2008

    Building a Better Mousetrap

    Some days have unexpected themes. My daughter received the game, “Mouse Trap” for her birthday this year. Remembering the sheer volume of pieces from playing this game as a kid, I’d been a little hesitant to get it open. Finally...

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  • May 19, 2008

    First my soft-serve, now my phone?

    So what is safe when you’re pregnant? As it is, I can’t drink wine, I’m banned from unpasteurized cheeses, and I can’t eat my trademark turkey and hummus wrap for lunch anymore. Now, apparently soft-serve, a cornerstone of my food...

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