In the Works at Bean’s Monkey Business!

21 May


As you may know, we’re MOVING!  At the moment, our house is filled with the process of packing.  Unfortunately, that makes it nearly impossible to film anything.  It will be AWESOME when we have a whole set built up at the new house, but for now, our hands are tied.


We are getting a POD storage container delivered on June 8th.  At that point, we can get rid of EVERYTHING extra and do some hardcore filming.  We want to approach the concept of dealing with change as an adventure and maybe touch on some of those things that young children really struggle with when it comes to changes in life.  We all know that we have to deal with change at some point.  Let me know what types of change your young ones are dealing with, and if there is anything that we could specifically address to help you and your child(ren) deal with upcoming changes.

Paris helping Bean learn that its okay to be different!


We also have some feelers out for more live events!  I’ve contacted the JDRF and the Buddy Walk for Down’s Syndrome (although I’m having issues finding the proper contact info, if anyone has advice on that) as well as a local children’s hospital and libraries.  We’re looking forward to volunteering our time for local events and meeting a lot of new kids!  

If you have an idea for local to the Tulsa Area events that we could participate in, please contact me via the comments or email at byn(@) 

At first they had me standing behind the desk, but most of the kids couldn’t see.


Another thing we are looking into is getting some custom plush toys made!  Our plan is to do some fundraising to get the base seed money to at least do a minimum purchase.  For sales, we would love to be able to have our process go something like this, “You buy a stuffed Bean the Monkey, and we’ll deliver one stuffed Bean to a child at the local children’s hospital.”  I’m not quite sure how to work that one, but I would LOVE to be able to take a little gift/momento to the kids that are stuck in the hospital to give them something tangible to hold on to.  We would be designing some sort of purple monkey to resemble Bean.  The biggest factor here is available funds… they’ve knocked the minimum order down to 1,000… which is good, but that is still somewhere around a $5,000.00 beginning investment.  

Our design will be decidedly more “Bean” like, and, of course, PURPLE!:)

If you have any ideas, experience with ANY of the above issues, please feel free to share!


2 Responses to “In the Works at Bean’s Monkey Business!”

  1. Making Our Life Matter May 21, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    Can’t wait to see the new and exciting things going on with Bean!

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