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  1. I e-mailed the manufacturer yesterday (beyond123.com) and received an answer back within a couple of hours (my question was well answered, but the Rep used some pretty strange grammar -- I think it came right from Germany). Apparently they are coming out with some new books (modules) in a few weeks. I think I'm going to go ahead and get it. BTW, SFSOM, the macaroni in the tub thing isn't that strange -- my best friend up in Nearly Canada, ND had a small kiddie pool in her basement filled with feed corn. It was SO MUCH FUN for the kids to play in when it was -40 plus wind chill outs
  2. I just turned 40 this year (woo hoo -- I made it through 40 years!) and had two under 4 when I turned 40. They keep us young. My first was born when I was 36, my second when I was 38. They are 22 months apart. I had one miscarriage before Ingrid (my oldest) and one between Ingrid and Ilsa, when Ingrid was only 4 months old (I naively believed my doc when he told me that breastfeeding was a natural form of birth control). Of course given my age, some fears did settle in regarding health issues for both myself and my babies, but all turned out healthy for both babies, and relatively healthy
  3. A couple of days ago I stumbled across a couple of educational toys from a company in Germany called LUK: the bambinoLUK (for 3 - 5 year olds) and miniLUK (5 and up). I did a search here on the boards to see if anyone had a review or comments, and didn't come up with any hits even referencing them. I've found them at a several quality online independent educational toy retailers and on Am**zon -- but never in person, so I haven't been able to do the hands-on Mommy approval test. The are technically, I suppose, a toy. The company claims that the system provides "basic and essential learning
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