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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 3,118 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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Moving to Caboolture

Posted by Beachgirl22 in Beachgirl22's Blog, 26 August 2014 - - - - - - · 360 views

Hi All :smile:

I am considering moving to the Caboolture area with my son who may attend private school there. I haven't heard a lot of good reports about the area but, would like to hear from people who live/lived there.

I really would like to move to a safe family friendly community.

Can anyone help with some info on the local area and best stree...

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Fun Mushroom Penguin

Posted by TheArtofNutrition in TheArtofNutrition's Blog, 26 August 2014 - - - - - - · 270 views

Fun Mushroom Penguin Easy breakfast or snack & too cute to resist :) .. A fun food mushroom penguin ...  http://theartofnutrition.com/?p=3471
For step-by-step photo instructions www.theartofnutrition.com

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Today

Posted by Donna_81 in Donna's Blog, 26 August 2014 - - - - - - · 23 views

6 Weeks today. Why does it feel like a month has already past since i found out I was preg? Its only been 2 weeks lol :omg:

I had my HGC Levels checked at 5 weeks. Was 542 so perfect the dr has stated. :thumbs:
I have got an ultrasound booked for 8 weeks and cannot wait. My mum is coming along as DH has to work :down:

So far no Morning sickness still. B...

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Kensington's CCAM Story.

Posted by Trinalynnbrien in Kensington's CCAM story, 24 August 2014 - - - - - - · 577 views

Kensington's CCAM Story. I’m writing today about my one year old daughter Kensington Olivia Grace. When I was 20 weeks pregnant I went in for a routine ultrasound. A week later I went to my midwife for my monthly appointment and had gotten some bad news. She told me my baby had a mass on her left lung and it was pushing her heart over to the right squishing it. She called this bi...

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ICSI, Who's done it?

Posted by lilmisstabs86 in lilmisstabs86's Blog, 23 August 2014 - - - - - - · 586 views

Hey everyone,
I'm new to this site so i will start my telling you a little about myself.

My name is Tabatha and i am 27 years of age.
I have 7 year old Twins, Dylan and Ellie.
I have been a single parent up until 2 years ago when i met my partner James, Who has 2 boys, Blake (6) and Cody (7)

My son Dylan was diagnosed High functioning ASD in 2011. H...

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Foreclosure do's and don'ts

Posted by veberlylur in veberlylur's Blog, 22 August 2014 - - - - - - · 124 views

The foreclosure process can be overwhelming and emotionally draining. It is a stressful experience that no homeowner wants to face. Some homeowners handle the stress better than others. Unfortunately, foreclosure comes with a negative stigma. In a country where financial independence is looked upon so highly, people who can't keep up with their mortga...

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Back To Some Posting

Posted by AussieDad in AussieDad's Blog, 21 August 2014 - - - - - - · 355 views

Hi Guys,

Well it has been some time since I last posted. We have been quite busy with quite a lot going on. It was basically Easter time when I completed my last post so as you would imagine a lot has happened in that time.

Our little one is now 1 and a half, running around the house since she was 11 months old and just a bundle of joy that keeps us wel...

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Have you been allocated your midwifery student yet? Are you in Perth? Please read on and then contact me for more information.

Posted by kel.grace in kel.grace's Blog, 21 August 2014 - - - - - - · 942 views

Have you been allocated your midwifery student yet?  Are you in Perth? Please read on and then contact me for more information. My name is Kelly, I am currently sudying Midwifery at post-graduate level at Curtin Uni, after nursing for about 20 years.  One of the aspects of our course is the continuity of care program.  For you, this is an opportunity for you to participate in a program which offers you a consistent health professional through your pregnancy journey.  I will attend...

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The guilt of the fertile

Posted by Jane Cafarella in Jane Cafarella's Blog, 21 August 2014 - - - - - - · 493 views

It is commonly acknowledged that it is very difficult for those struggling to have children to be around people with children.
It is less acknowledged that the reverse is also true.
People who had no difficulty conceiving, and who might have even done it the old fashioned way – by accident - find themselves apologizing for their good fortune and being dow...

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School Year 6

Posted by PippiSea in PippiSea's Blog, 20 August 2014 - - - - - - · 921 views

School Year 6 Welcome to You!

So for the first time in WA we have two 'Leavers' years graduating from Primary School - Year 6 and 7.

Why?  Because WA is now falling into line with the rest of the nation with Year 7 being the commencement of High School and 2014 being the last year that Year 7 is a part of Primary School and the first time that Year 6 stud...

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Alternative type school in Annerley area

Posted by aef in aef's Blog, 20 August 2014 - - - - - - · 812 views

I am moving to Annerley area at the end of this year and am desperately looking for kinder and pre options for next year.   My eldest who is going onto prep next year, has taken a good 6 months to settle into kinder, would be much happier at home with mum and i have only just stopped having to physically unravel him from myself at drop off. I am after a s...

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Why Sex Is Still Important In Middle-Aged Men?

Posted by cherylpowers in Healthy Lifestyle, 14 August 2014 - - - - - - · 761 views

Sex is an important component of any relationship people have together. Couples will likely want to get together to talk about how they can improve on the sex that they are having. Middle aged men may face some significant issues when they are having sex. They should plan for these and think about how they can improve on their sexual health experiences al...

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Cutting Clutter to Promote Conception

Posted by danabarkerdavies in danabarkerdavies' Blog, 05 August 2014 - - - - - - · 549 views

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​The definition of clutter states that it is: "a collection of things laying around in an untidy manner". But what does this really mean for each and every one of us? Is clutter actually affecting us physically and emotionally in a negative way?...

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ClassInterior Decorating that Stays in Style

Posted by ginneulah in ginneulah's Blog, 05 August 2014 - - - - - - · 482 views

Interior decorating is a task that all home owners face whether they love it or hate it.  There are many people who hate the idea of decorating their homes because they do not have a decorating eye, itcan get expensive, or they just do not have the time to keep up with all the trends that change on a pretty regular basis.  It tends to get quite frustratin...

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querries about morning sickness

Posted by bhaalinder in bhaalinder's Blog, 05 August 2014 - - - - - - · 221 views

Hi everyone. My wife's 6 weeks pregnant.this morning she has morning sickness ate a banana n then puked it out. Is this normal??

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Choosing an OB at Mercy and/or Mitcham Private Hospital

Posted by AnnaM77 in OB advice, 25 July 2014 - - - - - - · 468 views

Hi there,

I am on pregnancy no #2 and have opted to go private.

I'm looking to deliver at Mercy or Mitcham but haven't decided yet as it's all to do with the obstetrician.

Unfortunately, my previous pregnancy has left me with a classical caesar incision (emergency c-section) which now has necessitated a follow-on caesar.

I'm looking fo...

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Our Story with infertility

Posted by hunty in Happy Swimmers Blog, 24 July 2014 - - - - - - · 494 views

Hi, this is our first post. Because of our journey with infertility and having our family was so successful we felt we had to help others to do the same. We have just recorded our story on video.  https://www.youtube....?v=Xq3FZxA9Pgs�
If it doesn't show up on this post then it can be seen in youtube under Happy Swimmers Fertility. Please feel free t...

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Toddler tantrum

Posted by Rob28 in Rob28's Blog, 21 July 2014 - - - - - - · 383 views

Hi , I just was hoping to get some advice on how to handle a very stubborn 2 yr old turning 3 this week. No matter what we do if she doesn't want to do what she is being told she will scream and only get more worked up no matter what. We will give her choices and she just screams louder or if we make the decision for her we get the same. Sometimes she...

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Looking for a great female obstetrician

Posted by Stephii in Stephii's Blog, 18 July 2014 - - - - - - · 270 views

Hi I'm about 6 weeks pregnant and looking for a good female obstetrician and hospital either at  st Vincent's or mercy private looking at DR Fiona cowell  anyone have any advice thanks

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Ovulation

Posted by longie1981 in longie1981's Blog, 11 July 2014 - - - - - - · 464 views

Hi all,
Last month I did an ovulation test and yes I ovulation 14 days exactly before my period. This month I feel like I have ovulated early and perhaps conceived but I have not had a positive pregnancy test. Can you ovulate at different times each month or is it pretty much the same time every month? Thank you



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