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Spilling the Beans

  • Dyson @ Stroller Cleaning Night #1
    April 15, 2011

    Dyson @ Stroller Cleaning Night #1

    We know that strollers get dirty, especially over the winter. The chaos that inevitably comes with expanding a family combined with the unpredictable New England weather ensures that the pristine stroller our customers walk out with will not be sparkly...

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  • What’s a “magalog” anyway?
    November 3, 2010

    What’s a “magalog” anyway?

    It didn’t take more than a couple of weeks after we opened the first Magic Beans store for the first customer to ask for our catalog. A catalog!? We had a garage full of Legos and a basement full of...

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  • October 8, 2010

    5 years of blogging

    It’s an odd coincidence that this weekend marks both the 5th anniversary of the day I started this blog and also the start of the annual ABC Kids Show in Las Vegas. This year marks the last installment of this...

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  • August 12, 2010

    On maternity leave

    Oh, press. Why is it no good deed goes unpunished? On Tuesday, in the middle of a totally crazy day, a reporter reached out to talk to me about my feelings on the maternity leave ruling that happened on Monday...

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  • Two.
    August 5, 2010


    Two years ago today you made your entrance, free of drama (thankfully) but full of presence from the start. My how you’ve grown. You can run and jump. You sing songs and tell jokes. You love books. You know the...

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  • 10 years
    June 18, 2010

    10 years

    In the summer of 1985, I went to day camp and rode the bus every day with a quiet, soft-spoken boy from the neighborhood. He was exceedingly kind, and I… well, I wasn’t. On Wild West day, I relished the...

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  • Maternity ward (part 1)
    June 15, 2010

    Maternity ward (part 1)

    Exactly a week ago, my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Around eight months ago, she and I were en route to IKEA when she gave me the good news. A week later I was back at IKEA...

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  • April 4, 2010

    On losing a pet

    What follows is a departure from my usual subject matter. But writing about it made me feel better, so I thought I’d share. It was almost exactly 12 years ago that I managed to secure off-campus housing for my senior...

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  • January 29, 2010

    Done and done.

    Our Brookline store will reopen today at 10am – one day ahead of schedule. Our construction schedule was only six days long, so that extra day is pretty amazing. To give you some idea of what went into this week:...

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