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  • Talking with Your Kids About the Coronavirus
    March 18, 2020 Dayna Butler-Fuller

    Talking with Your Kids About the Coronavirus

    As parents and caretakers, we want to do everything in our power to protect our children. News of COVID-19 is all consuming, and now is the time to check in with our kids to find out what they know and how they are doing. We want to give them age appropriate information and focus on them feeling safe. So how do we do that? Read on to find out.

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  • Preschools: What are they for, and when should kids start?
    January 8, 2015 Cecilia Matson

    Preschools: What are they for, and when should kids start?

    By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development and Parenting SpecialistGaloop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for CaregiversCoolidge Corner, Brookline, MAwww.galoopclasses.comfacebook.com/GaloopClasses   Preschool and two-year-old programs are a hot topic among parents at my classes, so...

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  • Work-at-home parenting: the best of both worlds?
    August 29, 2014 Dana

    Work-at-home parenting: the best of both worlds?

    It’s a hectic time here at Magic Beans! Our corporate office, formerly tucked into a cozy little office building in Coolidge Corner, is moving to new and more spacious digs in our warehouse, but while the buildout is being finalized,...

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  • Gearing up for the grandkids
    September 9, 2012 Sheri

    Gearing up for the grandkids

    I’m a long way off from experiencing it for myself, but I’ve heard it’s pretty amazing to be a grandparent. You get to have fun with the kids, and then give them back to their parents when they’re tired, cranky,...

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  • Sharing the love – your Labor Day advice
    October 26, 2010 Sheri

    Sharing the love – your Labor Day advice

    This past Labor Day we asked you all to give us your personal “Labor Day” advice. We were inundated with great responses and it took a while to figure out the best way to compile it all. Eventually, we decided...

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  • August 13, 2010 Sheri

    Mom to mom: Preparing for baby

    This week on Facebook, we asked people what they wished they had known when they were expecting their first baby. We were amazed by the great tips you guys shared. I have compiled some of them into a list (with...

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