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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 3057 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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School Year 6

Posted by PippiSea in PippiSea's Blog, 20 August 2014 - - - - - - · 558 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 - - - - - - · 577 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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Fun Oaty Lion

Posted by TheArtofNutrition in TheArtofNutrition's Blog, 19 August 2014 - - - - - - · 256 views

Fun Oaty Lion Simple brekkies continue!! A lovely lion ... http://theartofnutrition.com/?p=3424
For step-by-step photo instructions www.theartofnutrition.com

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Been a while

Posted by Donna_81 in Donna's Blog, 19 August 2014 - - - - - - · 40 views

Well well... here I am thinking I've never been a member before, and i see that I was 10 years ago when I fell in with my daughter. Unfortunately the baby #2 we were pregnant with the last time I posted, didn't take and we had a MC. :( But happy news is, we have since had two boys and are now preg with baby #4 :) Last one for sure lol..

Hoping t...

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Why Sex Is Still Important In Middle-Aged Men?

Posted by cherylpowers in Healthy Lifestyle, 14 August 2014 - - - - - - · 708 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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The right time to have children

Posted by Jane Cafarella in Jane Cafarella's Blog, 14 August 2014 - - - - - - · 930 views

“With the state of the world the way it is, I’m seriously thinking of never having children,” my 21-year-old daughter said.
We were sitting having tea together in the lounge room, the mute television in the background providing a wallpaper of war and devastation as ABC News 24 grimly documented the escalating violence in the Gaza strip and Afghanistan, an...

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Midwifery Student looking for women interested in experiencing Continuity of Care in Perth

Posted by kel.grace in kel.grace's Blog, 08 August 2014 - - - - - - · 1087 views

Hello parents to be,

I am a Registered Nurse and Midwifery Student in Perth and as part of the course I need to follow around 20 mother's through their pregnancy, birth and early parenting journey.

This is an important part of our learning experience and can be a fabulous opportunity for Mothers and Fathers to have a consistent support person during...

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Cutting Clutter to Promote Conception

Posted by danabarkerdavies in danabarkerdavies' Blog, 05 August 2014 - - - - - - · 526 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 - - - - - - · 447 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 - - - - - - · 202 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 - - - - - - · 433 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 - - - - - - · 477 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 - - - - - - · 364 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 - - - - - - · 249 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 - - - - - - · 446 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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Obstetrician in Eastern Suburbs

Posted by pinkpatters in pinkpatters' Blog, 11 July 2014 - - - - - - · 481 views

I'm in my 11th week of my first pregnancy and I'm still trying to decide on an obstetrician. I live in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and would like to deliver at either Prince of Wales Private or Royal Hospital for Women.

I've narrowed my search to either Dr Rahul Sen or Dr Michael Webster. If anyone has seen either of these doctors I would l...

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Is Low Progesterone To Blame for Your Low Sexual Desire?

Posted by anneyauster in Female Sexual Health and Pregnancy, 10 July 2014 - - - - - - · 860 views

Is Low Progesterone To Blame for Your Low Sexual Desire? Progesterone is a female hormone that many women are not familiar with. It is often listed together with testosterone, even though it seems to have slightly different functions. Many women may suffer from low levels of this hormone without even realizing it, and often the symptoms are mistaken as signs of other conditions. Weight gain in the abdomen, fati...

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How to hang Luxury Modern Curtains to become a little more shading

Posted by alleniverson in Lightinhome curtais's Blog, 23 June 2014 - - - - - - · 339 views

Blackout curtains is one of the most basic functions, but many modern people in the use of Luxury Modern Curtains, it was found that he did not know how to install the curtains shading, for this case, the officer said, try the following skills.

With a lovely pink style:

Today's society is popular with mix, it is not exceptional for curtains, furnitu...

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My Journey Begins...

Posted by Kelzz0787 in Kelzz0787's Blog, 22 June 2014 - - - - - - · 470 views

Hello everyone! My name is Kelly. I am starting a blog on my journey of TTC #4. I really am in high hopes to have a boy! I have three gorgeous daughters and DH and I recently decided to give this one last go before we close up the baby factory lol I have had the IUD for four years and it will be removed on 6/24. Im excited but nervous because of w...

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Is my child autistic?

Posted by brisbanemumoftwo in brisbanemumoftwo's Blog, 13 June 2014 - - - - - - · 829 views

Hi, this is my first time blogging anything or even joining a forum for parenting but I really want some advice about my 3 year old son...

I'm worried he has autism or asperger's. I've thought this since he was about 6 months old and he has just turned 3 and getting so much worse each week.

Some odd things he does are- freaking out when anyt...



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