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  • 5 Things to Know About Magic Beans
    August 2, 2019 Elizabeth

    5 Things to Know About Magic Beans

    Hi, Magic Beans readers!  Allow me to introduce myself! My name is Elizabeth, and I’m the new copywriter here at Magic Beans. I’m about to finish up my first month of working with Eli and the rest of the gang...

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  • Magic Beans is a Tween
    July 7, 2016 Eli

    Magic Beans is a Tween

    It’s our birthday! Celebrate Magic Beans with our annual birthday sale: 7% off almost everything in all of our stores and on our website!  If I said that it seems like yesterday that we first opened our doors to Magic Beans in Brookline,...

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  • Adventures in Parenting: Homeschooling
    October 26, 2012 Sheri

    Adventures in Parenting: Homeschooling

    Sometimes life throws curve balls. Earlier this month, we were confronted with a problem. The school year was off to a very bumpy start for our oldest daughter. Our middle daughter had just switched into the same school as her...

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  • 12 years, 12 lessons learned
    June 18, 2012 Sheri

    12 years, 12 lessons learned

    The summer I was seven years old, I did something awful. It was Wild West Day at camp and, in the spirit of the theme, I stole a little boy’s candy. I still haven’t heard the end of it, because...

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  • Ten
    April 27, 2012 Sheri

    Ten

    I’m sitting at my desk typing this post almost exactly 10 years to the minute after giving birth to my first child. She came into the world, reluctantly and with the help of a pair of forceps, at 1:57am on...

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  • Get your car seat checked. Start here.
    January 11, 2012 Sheri

    Get your car seat checked. Start here.

    The story of how I became a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) starts long before I owned a baby store. I was a new mother and I was trying really hard to chill out. Babies are so small, so fragile....

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  • The empty nest
    September 2, 2011 Sheri

    The empty nest

    When I moved into my college dorm room almost exactly 16 years ago, my parents needed to get a babysitter for the day to take care of my youngest sister, who was then just 2 years old. I papered the...

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  • Losing it
    July 29, 2011 Sheri

    Losing it

    Losing weight has been a constant theme of my life, pretty much as far back as I can remember. By the time I was 12, people would reassure me: I still hadn’t lost my “baby fat.” But it wasn’t baby...

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  • Quid Pro Quo
    June 19, 2011 Sheri

    Quid Pro Quo

    This past week, on the Magic Beans Facebook page, we asked people what funny sayings they’d learned from their fathers. We had lots of great responses, but one stood out to me. An old friend of mine (and Eli’s) from...

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