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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 3597 views

The LEGO brand has tailored the beloved construction experience by creating LEGO Friends which is a range designed for girls aged 5 and up. LEGO Friends empowers girls to build, play and be creative in a highly-detailed, character-based world that is based on the values of friendship, sharing, caring and beauty.

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Fun Avocado Skulls

Posted by TheArtofNutrition in TheArtofNutrition's Blog, 29 October 2014 - - - - - - · 210 views

Fun Avocado Skulls Delicious, salsa filled avocadoes. Perfect for parties for any age .. http://theartofnutrition.com/?p=3815
For step-by-step photo instructions www.theartofnutrition.com


Facing Changes

Posted by PippiSea in PippiSea's Blog, 28 October 2014 - - - - - - · 191 views

Facing Changes Welcome to You!

Yes, I haven't been here in a little while.  I have had to face some changes that are personal and have prompted me to consider things in my life.

It all started with a simple cold that kept returning and going to my chest.  After 6 weeks I felt that this was enough and went to see my doctor.  As I had just changed to a doctor cl...


aWkWard eMMa

Posted by becominganaussie in Dressing the bUmp, 27 October 2014 - - - - - - · 378 views

aWkWard eMMa aWkWard eMMa  

Emma and I were strolling through Bridge Road, Richmond, part of the vibe, happy just to be basking in the glorious spring sunshine.  We were glad we’d waited for the rain to clear.  It had been forever since our last chai latte on Hollywood Road in Hongkers.

Em carefully settled her stunning dress with its hundreds of skinny p-l-e-a-t...


Wodonga primary schools

Posted by Eviec in WODONGA primary schools, 22 October 2014 - - - - - - · 111 views

We are looking to relocate from WA to Wodonga in January next year. Any advice re public primary schools? Looking at Wodonga or Melrose.my boys are 5 and 7 years old, thanks!


New winter baby robot modeling Set

Posted by carebaby123 in monther care baby, 22 October 2014 - - - - - - · 455 views


  Product: New winter baby robot modeling Set (Hat + scarf)    

  Size: Head circumference 45-50cm (For 6-24 months baby)    

  Fabric: Soft wool    

  For season: Autumn, Winter    

  Color: Red, Pink, Sky Blue, Rose Red, Yellow-blue, Yellow-green    

  Visit:   http://www.dhgate.com/product...


How To Relocate With Children

Posted by danabarkerdavies in danabarkerdavies' Blog, 21 October 2014 - - - - - - · 459 views

Moving homes is stressful as it is without having to worry about the kids and how they will take it.

Your one and only way to survive moving homes with kids is to start planning early!


1. Talk to your kids about what will happen.  It is normal for kids to get upset by the sudde...


Claudia's 6th Birthday

Posted by ~*Lou*~ in LJ's Diary, 21 October 2014 - - - - - - · 70 views

Claudia’s 6th birthday. We had a party for her in the garden at home, a couple of games, lots of cheery running round (we were again very lucky with sunny weather) and cup cake decorating. Tick tock birthday cake, just as she had requested from the Women’s Weekly birthday cake book.
Post-treatment fatigue and insomnia really taking their...


Dyslexia information postcards

Posted by DyslexiaSydney in DyslexiaSydney's Blog, 20 October 2014 - - - - - - · 446 views

Simple dyslexia awareness postcards that can be downloaded or printed. 5 quick facts to spread awareness and where to seek more help. One for parents, teachers and children.
These postcards can be reproduced freely without permission
For more information http://www.defydysle.../dyslexia-week/



Coles Little Explorer Nappies

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 20 October 2014 - * * - - - · 473 views


We gave 200 lucky parents and their little ones the chance to take part in the Coles Big Nappy Change 5-Day Challenge - now it's time to have your say!  

The task was simple: try out the brand new Coles Little Explorer nappies for five days,...


Lessons A Dog Can Teach Your Kids

Posted by SamWins in SamWins' Blog, 20 October 2014 - - - - - - · 620 views

Lessons A Dog Can Teach Your Kids Most parents seem to be somewhat reluctant to their children's wishes to get a dog. After all, a four-legged companion will be fun for sure, but what about all the additional responsibilities it brings on board? It's like having yet another child: feed it, walk it, potty-train it, clean up its mess, teach it to behave, and all this dog hair every...


Has anyone else compared Evolve and Maxi Guard?

Posted by summeratthebeach in summeratthebeach's Blog, 18 October 2014 - - - - - - · 258 views

Hi Everyone :)

I was excited to check out the Evolve for my 4 year old at our local store yesterday. The Evolve looked perfect for us for several reasons. 1) The recline feature (my 4 year old still falls asleep frequently and her head flops forward in the seat she has now). 2) The shell of the Evolve, particularly around the child's torso and head,...


In The Lonely Hour

Posted by Flowerbubba in Flowerbubba's Blog, 18 October 2014 - - - - - - · 258 views

Tonight is the third night in a row I've been up wandering the house at 3am.

In actual fact, I'm lost.

Tonight I had a meltdown to my husband. I just needed to cry. When does the pain go away?

Getting to sleep is easy, I always fall asleep to the TV in our bedroom so my mind is distracted. It's the early hours when I wake up and everything...


12 week 3 day scan

Posted by Hayley_Levi in Hayley_Levi's Blog, 14 October 2014 - - - - - - · 266 views

12 week 3 day scan Hi im new to this site.. Can anyone help me do you think this scan is a boy or girl?? thank you


Advice please - suburb choice in Auckland ?

Posted by kkcam# in kkcam#'s Blog, 14 October 2014 - - - - - - · 337 views

Potentially moving to Auckland for my partners work.  What suburbs would you suggest are suitable for a young family to rent in?  Partner will be working in the CBD & I will be at home with 20mth old toddler and planning on another baby late 2015.

Would like to be close to amenities, parks, beaches/water and facilities for toddlers, play groups etc....


Moving to lower planty

Posted by hunk1234 in Moving to Lower Plenty Melbourne, 13 October 2014 - - - - - - · 402 views

I am moving to Lower Plenty with a 2 and 5 yr old so i am looking for recommendations for primary schools and day care for the 2 yr old... I looked at St. Johns Primary and Lower Plenty public and St Martin of tours only on their web site, any input greatly appreciated.


Tongue Tie Specialist

Posted by chyc in Tongue Tie, 12 October 2014 - - - - - - · 210 views

Hi there
Does anyone know of a doctor in Sydney, Singapore or HK who is an expert on tongue ties in babies - ie   can identify posterior (as opposed to anterior) tie and lip tie, and can preferably correct the tie by laser?  

Thank you!  


Great doctor (GP) in Ryde or Macquarie University area

Posted by Marteni in Marteni's Blog, 10 October 2014 - - - - - - · 383 views

Hi, I've recently relocated to the area and I am looking for a good family doctor (GP) for my 3year old, as well as for my husband and I. I've been to the medical centre in Macquarie Shopping Centre and the 2 doctors I've seen so far are just average. So any recommendation you have is greatly appreaciaed.


How To Have A Blended Orgasm During Pregnancy?

Posted by anneyauster in Female Sexual Health and Pregnancy, 10 October 2014 - - - - - - · 494 views

How To Have A Blended Orgasm During Pregnancy? What would happen if you were to mix two amazing feelings? Well you can expect an increased rush of emotions which you have never felt before, going over the top. This same principle applies when it comes to orgasms. When you bring together the two orgasms, you can expect a mild blowing orgasm which you will relish to have over and over again.

What is a...


What are the most Significant Causes of Postnatal Depression?

Posted by Annamn in Annamn's Blog, 29 September 2014 - - - - - - · 568 views

What are the most Significant Causes of Postnatal Depression?                      

                                        Hi, I'm a Sixth Form student and am applying to become a Midwife. I'm doing a dissertation this year on the question: What are the most Significant Causes of Postnatal Depression?    
I want to get some primary research,...


LLETZ procedure whilst pregnant

Posted by LAK184 in LAK184's Blog, 24 September 2014 - - - - - - · 467 views

Hi all,

I have been diagnosed with high grade CIN 3 or Stage 0 Cervical Cancer.  I am 13 weeks pregnant.

I have been told I have to have a LLETZ procedure (large loop excision of the transformation zone) under a general anaesthetic in hospital to get rid of the abnormal cells.  My Ob/Gyn is doing the procedure himself. The cells have doubled and spread...

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