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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 14545 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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They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead

Posted by Velella in Velella's Blog, 12 July 2017 - - - - - - · 271 views

They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead . . .

Lament for the loss of history

Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason , among many other books, calls herself a cultural conservationist. It’s an idea whose time has come.

Of course, this is what schools were intended to do, to pass on our cultural heritage to the next generatio...

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Weeks 16 & 8

Posted by Ouo in An Expected Journey, 16 June 2017 - - - - - - · 559 views

Hey!

Bit of a dull Friday night here and my partner has already gone to bed so thought I’d add a new entry to my blog!

We had a bit of a scare a couple of weeks ago when Beth, who is around 8 weeks pregnant now, had some bleeding and a scan showed she had a subchorionic haemorrhage (apparently it’s a reasonable common first trimester condition a...

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Waverley Private Obstetricians

Posted by anj85 in Melbourne - Waverley Private Obstetricians recommendations, 11 June 2017 - - - - - - · 460 views

Hi all,

I've got a BFP this week and blood tests confirmed it!
Super excited and nervous!!!

Just trying to find an Obstetrician and looking for any recommendations for the Obstetricians that deliver at Waverley private and any other tips?

Thanks!

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Bucks night..where do you draw the line?

Posted by Maryanne_cabaru in Maryanne_cabaru's Blog, 18 May 2017 - - - - - - · 586 views

So DF and I had our bucks/hens on the same night & I was quite trusting in saying it was ok to go to the strippers and we had a mutual understanding that I was comfortable with him having lap dances as we've been many times together before. I'd heard about some of the nasty things the home visiting strippers do & am generally quite possess...

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18 Month Immunisation Payment

Posted by wondermama in wondermama's Blog, 05 April 2017 - - - - - - · 811 views

I have heard mixed information on Immunise Payments from Centerlink/Medicare.
Are we entitled to a one off payment when the child has reached all immunisations at 18 months?

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After recommendations for Aus cot mattress

Posted by sd2017 in Best cot mattress, 14 March 2017 - - - - - - · 802 views

Hi new mums/mums to be, I'm after recommendations for an affordable but good quality/safe cot mattress?

We've purchased the babies r us cot (130cmx69cm) and I can't seem to find any good forums with real feedback/reviews (in aus).

Preferably one that has a toddler side also (not a must) and sold in Australia

Any help would be appreciated :)

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baby brain bleed ( stroke)

Posted by positiveEnergy888 in positiveEnergy888's Blog, 05 December 2016 - - - - - - · 1165 views

hi everyone

We'd like to share our story about our baby girl, Emily who is 8 months now.

Emily had bleed in her right brain when she was in my tummy at week 19. we found out about it from the ultrasound.
my husband and i were devastated and could not believe the words came out from the doctors. how could this be possible?

the bleeding stopped and t...

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Dealing with a manchild

Posted by balletslippers in The IVF rollercoaster, 17 November 2016 - - - - - - · 1259 views

I am writing this in such a f@cking rage.

My fiance has been asking me all week if I think that I'm pregnant. We are in the dreaded two week wait after a "natural" frozen egg transfer. For those of you who have not done one, you basically live your life as normal with some tracking (blood tests and ultrasounds) leading up to ovulation. Then,...

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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 - - - - - - · 1539 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 - - - - - - · 1127 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 - - - - - - · 1272 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 - - - - - - · 755 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 - - - - - - · 1172 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 - - - - - - · 1194 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 - - - - - - · 1234 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 - - - - - - · 1424 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 - - - - - - · 1659 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 - - - - - - · 1977 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 - - - - - - · 1555 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 - - - - - - · 1680 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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