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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 3782 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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Types of Bridesmaid Dresses

Posted by donnawei in donnawei's Blog, 25 November 2014 - - - - - - · 406 views

Short numbers are great for young bridesmaids especially with a draped bodice and ruching along the sides. A shirred waist and a delicately pleated skirt can complete the look. More mature bridesmaids can be adorned in a wholly Grecian dress that flows down to the ankles, has a one-shoulder strap and a loose draped bodice.
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Atrophic Vaginitis: What You Should Know?

Posted by anneyauster in Female Sexual Health and Pregnancy, 24 November 2014 - - - - - - · 322 views

Atrophic vaginitis refers to the erosion of the vaginal walls where they thin, become dry and inflamed as a result of reduced estrogen hormone in the body. This condition is seen mainly in post menopause and may also be seen in instances where a mother is breastfeeding a young one or any other time that estrogen levels of the body may dip. Most women who...

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Fun Santa Pancake

Posted by TheArtofNutrition in TheArtofNutrition's Blog, 24 November 2014 - - - - - - · 194 views

Fun Santa Pancake The Christmas Countdown begins with a host of healthy, fun, seasonal plates. Pancake Santa? .... http://theartofnutrition.com/?p=4051
For step-by-step photo instructions www.theartofnutrition.com

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Time is a ticking

Posted by Lou_Pt2 in Living True, 23 November 2014 - - - - - - · 27 views

Okay, well, it's been a very long time since I have written in this blog.  An update is that we put TTC on hold because we were both getting new jobs which required renovating the house, and the donor that we had was interstate so we decided to just wait for a bit and rethink things.

It has occurred to us that I am getting really old for this and we...

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Campervan holiday while pregnant.

Posted by Grandee in Grandee's Blog, 20 November 2014 - - - - - - · 322 views

Well, I'm just throwing this out there - has anybody been camping/ caravanning/ campervanning when pregnant? 30 weeks pregnant.
I think this is our plan, but just not sure how practical it's likely to be.
Comforts - certainly not in the home class, but then the idea of Mr and myself spending time together near the beach, on a budget, has appeal....

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Raising Your Children is About Being Happy

Posted by vadriane in Ronique's Space, 19 November 2014 - - - - - - · 504 views

Raising Your Children is About Being Happy The insights of a 20-something stay-at-home mum who found her way through the cracks of her complex daily routine to enjoy life and raise her family in a better way.

Being a stay-at-home mum  can definitely put your character to a challenge. First month is just great, then the task flow of your weekdays starts repeating over and over again running you i...

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What do you call other people's kids?

Posted by Patricia2014 in Patricia2014's Blog, 18 November 2014 - - - - - - · 506 views

What do you call other people's kids? What do you call other people's kids?
What do you call other people's kids?

Today I went to story time at the library for the first time.  Except for a few interactions at the playground months ago (before the freeze), this is the first time DS really played with strangers' kids rather than our friends'.  I found myself calling a few kids...

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Why Trees are Important for Sydney

Posted by treesydneycare in Trees Care Sydney, 17 November 2014 - - - - - - · 264 views

Trees take in carbon dioxide as an element of photosynthesis and thus minimize greenhouse fumes that can cause climatic change. In addition, they eliminate dangerous particles (allergens, diesel exhaust solids, and so on.) which lead to asthma attack along with other breathing troubles.

During the summer, trees keep people cool. They give you shade from...

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Negative PT and BT

Posted by Kelzor89 in Kelzor89's Blog, 09 November 2014 - - - - - - · 426 views

I have had atleast 5 people close to me and my partner (of 5 years) announce to us they are pregnant it came as a shock at first but when it sunk and I had a pregnancy scare not long after finding out my best friend was pregnant. I was 9 weeks late for my period neg PT and neg BT few days later my period came and it was brutal. I had a talk with my partne...

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Christmas present ideas

Posted by Emanuele82 in Emanuele82's Blog, 08 November 2014 - - - - - - · 343 views

HI not sure if this is the right area to put my question but with Christmas approaching we are having trouble finding something for our 2.5 year old (will be 3 just after Christmas) son. He loves Ben 10 and Spongebob but a lot of the usual things that kids love he doesn't (eg spiderman and other superheros). Plus over the year I find he can get bored...

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Enjoy your new life in Bleach Online

Posted by fqwlcx in Free RPG Online, 06 November 2014 - - - - - - · 491 views

Once done, check out the fan expansion Bleach free online games  . Unfortunately the lack of a source code release (despite attempts to get one) means that the engine hasn't seen the same technological polishing as other games of its vintage, though the original still looks okay if you don't mind the repeated textures.
Unless you count hundreds o...

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How To Psychologically Prepare Kids For Relocation

Posted by danabarkerdavies in danabarkerdavies' Blog, 05 November 2014 - - - - - - · 572 views

How To Psychologically Prepare Kids For Relocation 1. Take a tour to the new place  - even two or three if needed and if your finances allow it. The kids need to get used to the new place they are moving to and who knows maybe they will associate the family trip with pleasant memories and when the day comes it won't be so stressful to the them. You can even take them a couple of times to exciting spot...

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The within premium high quality leather and new arrival toms outside

Posted by youizkop in youizkop's Blog, 04 November 2014 - - - - - - · 487 views

TOMS footwear is the new phenomenon in town! Blake Mycoskie, the mastermind behind the brand, commenced the concept although traveling. It was in Argentina where he met children without shoes and wanted to make a modify that would trigger an effect. The TOMS notion is easy- For every pair of TOMS purchased, a kid in require will also get a pair. Prett...

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Toby's 4th Birthday

Posted by ~*Lou*~ in LJ's Diary, 31 October 2014 - - - - - - · 117 views

13/4/14
Toby is 4! We had his party last weekend, because Claudia was at Joey Scout Kangaree over his real birthday weekend – usual party of friends & grandparents, usual party food of sausage rolls, rainbow jellies, tiny teddy cars, honey joys, fruit & birthday cake – digger cake for the 2nd  year running (at Toby’s request).
Claudia had a ba...

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Facing Changes

Posted by PippiSea in PippiSea's Blog, 28 October 2014 - - - - - - · 378 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...

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aWkWard eMMa

Posted by becominganaussie in Dressing the bUmp, 27 October 2014 - - - - - - · 789 views

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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...

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Wodonga primary schools

Posted by Eviec in WODONGA primary schools, 22 October 2014 - - - - - - · 214 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!

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New winter baby robot modeling Set

Posted by carebaby123 in monther care baby, 22 October 2014 - - - - - - · 592 views

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  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    

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Dyslexia information postcards

Posted by DyslexiaSydney in DyslexiaSydney's Blog, 20 October 2014 - - - - - - · 534 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/

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Coles Little Explorer Nappies

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 20 October 2014 - * * - - - · 1843 views

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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,...



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How a baby can survive alone for days on end

The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.

Hospital lets dads the experience some of the pain of childbirth

A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.

Italian doctors questioned over formula bribes

Italian police have placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding.

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Those special moments of sibling bonding

Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Baby monitor footage posted online

Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.

Did this new dad really hit on his wife's midwife?

Was there really a man who was actually there by his wife’s side as she laboured and gave birth to his child, all while he was making what he perceived to be meaningful eye contact with a midwife?

Keep calm and ignore the Tantrum Trolls

Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

What Mark Latham needs to know about depression and motherhood

In a bizarre bid for relevancy, Former Opposition leader Mark Latham has deduced that because one female journalist had this week light-heartedly thanked antidepressants and caffeine for getting her through a medical degree while raising two small children, that ergo, all 'inner-city feminists' are selfish harridans who despise their offspring.

'We're just trying to keep our child alive': life with FPIES

We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

Baby for Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo

Fans followed every step of her on-screen pregnancy in Offspring, now Asher Keddie is going to be a mum in real life too.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong': the fight for Kaden's diagnosis

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
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Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

'It's not you, it's me': Boston bombing survivor mum to have leg amputated

Rebekah DiMartino is going through a break-up. She even wrote a farewell love letter. But it's not to her husband.

What it's like to go through early menopause

In a cruel twist, Carla had been breastfeeding and perimenopausal at the same time. But she's far from the only one to go through menopause early.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Restaurant served alcohol to two-year-old

Busy restaurants can be forgiven for getting food and drink orders mixed up from time to time, but not when the confusion leads to a two-year-old being served an alcoholic cocktail instead of the child-friendly beverage they ordered.

Julia Morris tells of miscarriage on a flight

Julia Morris has spoken about the devastation of suffering a miscarriage while on an international flight.

Woman's survival after birth 'a story of two miracles'

A US mother is home and tending to her new baby less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes.

Best maternity swimwear and beach cover-ups

Thinking about a tropical babymoon but have nothing to wear? Here are some great swimwear and beach cover-up options for mums-to-be.

Duchess's letter to grieving mum

The Duchess of Cambridge has written to a grieving mum on a "very difficult" day.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
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