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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 3755 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 Hummus Rudolph

Posted by TheArtofNutrition in TheArtofNutrition's Blog, 21 November 2014 - - - - - - · 196 views

Fun Hummus Rudolph OK so it's close enough to Christmas to post a Hummus Rudolph. He also made it onto the front cover of the NZ Healthy Food Guide ...
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Campervan holiday while pregnant.

Posted by Grandee in Grandee's Blog, 20 November 2014 - - - - - - · 257 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 - - - - - - · 424 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 - - - - - - · 419 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 - - - - - - · 209 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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Jennifer Lawrence Laughed Off a Wardrobe Malfunction Last Night

Posted by donnawei in donnawei's Blog, 12 November 2014 - - - - - - · 255 views

When we think about it, we're really surprised that we made it nearly two whole days into the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 press tour without some kind of red carpet flub from flubster extraordinaire Jennifer Lawrence—she is, after all, known for tripping, dinosaur-stepping, falling up stairs, and taking bystanders down with her, among other th...

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Negative PT and BT

Posted by Kelzor89 in Kelzor89's Blog, 09 November 2014 - - - - - - · 409 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 - - - - - - · 318 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 - - - - - - · 474 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 - - - - - - · 555 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 - - - - - - · 468 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 - - - - - - · 107 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 - - - - - - · 360 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 - - - - - - · 730 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 - - - - - - · 201 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 - - - - - - · 581 views

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  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...

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Dyslexia information postcards

Posted by DyslexiaSydney in DyslexiaSydney's Blog, 20 October 2014 - - - - - - · 522 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/

Teachers
http://www.defydysle...p-content/up...

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Coles Little Explorer Nappies

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 20 October 2014 - * * - - - · 1614 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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Lessons A Dog Can Teach Your Kids

Posted by SamWins in SamWins' Blog, 20 October 2014 - - - - - - · 734 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...

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Has anyone else compared Evolve and Maxi Guard?

Posted by summeratthebeach in summeratthebeach's Blog, 18 October 2014 - - - - - - · 335 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,...



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Our baby's reflux caused the longest endurance test of our lives

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The Very Hungover Caterpillar: a parody many can relate to

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Babywearers unite against misinformation

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Reliving the birth experience

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Literary baby name inspiration

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Preparing your child to attend a sibling's birth

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Counselling helps mum deal with triplets' early birth

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The women balancing babies with new businesses

Motherhood teaches us that we can be more tolerant, patient, and loving than we ever thought possible - and can also show us that we're innovative, creative and entrepreneurial, too.

It's true, kids grow up overnight

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A heartbreaking video shows a new dad singing 'Blackbird' to his dying son just days after losing his wife.

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