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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 12698 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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The two week wait

Posted by balletslippers in The IVF rollercoaster, 26 September 2016 - - - - - - · 3 views

I am exactly halfway through the two-week wait. I have read a few entries about "TTWW" from people who are attempting to naturally conceive. I'll admit to feeling irritated that they have purloined this term and that they want to describe all of their "symptoms" and "feelings".

Those of us undergoing assisted contraception kno...

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What is Slow Parenting and Why is it Becoming a Thing?

Posted by kiwiprincess in Raising a Kiwi princess, 21 September 2016 - - - - - - · 105 views

What is Slow Parenting and Why is it Becoming a Thing? As I've mentioned, I'm over the rush and push of modern parenting. I was simply too tired and stressed. This year I have took a step back. I'm exploring the main ideas behind 'Slow Parenting'. I'm finding a calmer, happier journey through parenthood.

Below, I take a look at why Slow (Simplicity) Parenting is growing in popularity...

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Child Care Drop Off

Posted by AussieDad in AussieDad's Blog, 27 July 2016 - - - - - - · 171 views

Hi all,

Well I am sure we are all aware of the emotions that this can bring, both good and bad.

Well this particular morning dropping the little ones off to childcare. The response I get when offering some assistance is......

Im a big girl now daddy I dont need any help........

Ok.... well enough said i think you will get where I am heading with this...

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St Columbas Wilston Brisbane

Posted by Mariachi in Mariachi's Blog, 12 July 2016 - - - - - - · 213 views

I am considering sending my children to this school and I am seeking feedback ( strengths and weaknesses ).

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Day 3-14

Posted by kayla.m in Kayla.m's Blog - Tummy Tuck & Me, 29 June 2016 - - - - - - · 255 views

Hi!

I'm not going to lie. I've been in lazy holiday mode so before I know it each day has finished and I've forgotten to write an update. But on a positive note, it's all been smooth sailing so nothing to much to report.

Up until the 7 day mark I was still walking hunched over. Not because there was pain or anything but more because...

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Petition

Posted by sc** in Did you know Target are going to stop selling TOYS?, 25 June 2016 - - - - - - · 284 views

I am so upset that I have started a petition. See https://www.change.o...g-toys.Please sign and share :)

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Not even late yet & way too excited!

Posted by LoveBug3 in The Two Week Wait, 21 June 2016 - - - - - - · 302 views

So I'm not even late yet & im already planning how I'm going to tell everyone. I'm way too ahead of myself but I finally feel like my dreams are coming true. This morning I rang my obgyn & made a 8 week appointment so I can definitely see a heart beat. I still have to get another referral to the obgyn even thoug I was only there 3 mont...

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CHEAP IVF OPTION & FALSE HOPES

Posted by babybluesvv in My TTC Journey , 17 May 2016 - - - - - - · 287 views

Day 10 of my cycle and I find myself again at the fertility clinic. The doctor informs me that Queensland Medicare is deciding on the 1st of June the cost for a new CHEAPER IVF treatment.
They give you less hormones, they don't freeze any embryos. They just study the quality of your egg and if any of those get fertilised they insert them in the uteru...

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Antenatal classes

Posted by CatherineM1983 in CatherineM1983's Blog, 29 April 2016 - - - - - - · 420 views

Hello. I am due to give birth in October at Monash clayton.

I am wondering when I would need to look at Antenatal classes and does anyone know where these happen; any fee's involved etc?

I am a first time mum to be and just want to try and look into this now so I know in advance a bit more about it.

thanks! :)

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Pubic Symphysis with first but not with Second?

Posted by Frost cake in Symphysis Pubis Dysfun, 01 March 2016 - - - - - - · 636 views

Hi ladies,

I'm wanting to find out if there are any women out there who had SPD with their first and not with their second pregnancy.

With my first my SPD came on all of a sudden at 36 weeks after a days worth of shopping, carrying bags up stairs, cleaning etc.The next day I was admitted into hospital as I literally couldn't walk. I was in ho...

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Bathroom design essentials

Posted by AmeliaB. in AmeliaB.'s Blog, 25 February 2016 - - - - - - · 927 views

Designing the bathroom is something people pay a lot of attention to, because it needs to be practical and functional, but also well designed for relaxation. Next to the quality work of your handyman, don’t lose sight of good planning and designing as equally important things. A lot of the elements going into the design of the bathroom are fixed, and mist...

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Let's start

Posted by Greenbuck in Greenbuck's Blog, 20 February 2016 - - - - - - · 653 views

I'm glad i found a forum in which I can finally just write down the pain that I've been going through for the past few years.  

My mom passed away, she died so suddenly I couldn't be with her.  She was (is) my best friend.  She was so loving and so caring and she always made time for me.  After she passed away you would hope that extended fam...

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Better learning in aftercare

Posted by Richducharme in Richducharme's Blog, 19 February 2016 - - - - - - · 703 views

Better learning in aftercare:

So I am writing this to get feedback. I have two boys both who attend private school. Since the introduction of the venomous common core in conjunction with over crowded classrooms our private school is now feeling like a public system. But that is not really the point on this blog. More a story of my 9 year old. Since this...

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CD 8 & 10 Scan

Posted by Babymurk in Our IVF Journey , 12 February 2016 - - - - - - · 572 views

Had a scan on Wednesday which they said was an early scan and I have 1 at around 12 and a couple around 11 and then the rest under 9 so I had to have bloods done to see if they are going to up my dose which they did from 125 up to 200.  

Back for another scan this morning which showed LS 14 – 5 bigger ones and 9 smaller ones under 10 and then on the RS 1...

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My Story

Posted by Blogger of boys in Blogger of Boys, 06 February 2016 - - - - - - · 654 views

It’s impossible to imagine the devastating impacts of childhood cancer, and a little over two years ago, it was beyond my comprehension too.  Before the 6th  January 2014 the closest I had been to a little girl with cancer was in a lift at the JHH, and I remember being unsure if it was rude to look at her cute little bald head.  


There was no way I cou...

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The now

Posted by angela1988 in angela1988's Blog, 27 January 2016 - - - - - - · 886 views

Well im Angela! im 27 i have two kids and one on the way, life is far from perfect but i wouldn't change it for the world! sure there is parts i would change but for the most i wouldn't touch it! my life has had its ups and downs and the last few months i feel as if i haven't had a chance to exit the roller coaster i call my life...

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The beginning

Posted by Moloko12 in Young Mum in Sydney, 26 January 2016 - - - - - - · 750 views

Hey guys,

New to this so not 100% sure of how it works.

Quick introduction- I'm a 24 year old mum of a 5 year old boy.

Long story short, when I was 18 I found out that I was 7 months pregnant, so coming to terms with the fact that I was having a baby in a couple of months was incredibly daunting to say the least. After tossing up between adoption a...

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Volunteers needed for dissertation research on body dissatisfaction

Posted by laurenreynolds in laurenreynolds' Blog, 26 January 2016 - - - - - - · 1463 views

Volunteers needed for dissertation research on body dissatisfaction For my third year dissertation I'm looking for mums with a child under the age of one to take part in my questionnaire about body dissatisfaction and post-natal related celebrity media. If you have 15 minutes to spare please take part by clicking the link, or pass this on to anyone you think can help!

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http://www.surveyg...

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Gotta start some where!

Posted by Megdunford in Meg , 21 January 2016 - - - - - - · 806 views

So, I have never posted on a forum before but I need some help with a little project I am working on and have been advised to try here. As a mum of 2 beautiful girls, I have changed many nappies and when at home (mostly in winter), I would change the girls using a warm flannel, because I'm sure it would be more comfortable then a cold wipe. Not think...

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Hello to you all ..

Posted by Abby8 in Abby8's Blog, 18 January 2016 - - - - - - · 727 views

Hello everyone,  firstly I'd like to introduce myself .. I'm Sam and I'm a single mum of 8 kids aged 5yrs to 17yrs .. no twins .. I've been parenting on my own for 3yrs now and it hasn't been easy .. but I've made it this far ..

My family is quite complex as I'm living with 4 kids who have ADHD and 1 of them also has ODD whic...



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