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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 2875 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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How to define Sexual Health?

Posted by cherylpowers in Healthy Lifestyle, 31 July 2014 - - - - - - · 199 views

Sexual health refers to many different factors that impact sexual reproduction and sexual functions. These can include varied physical, mental, and emotional factors. The World Health Organization defines health as: “A state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being related to sexuality.” The World Health Organization and the CDC define sexual...

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Fun Salad Snail

Posted by TheArtofNutrition in TheArtofNutrition's Blog, 31 July 2014 - - - - - - · 173 views

Fun Salad Snail I made a simple pesto & a delicious salad snail seemed to fit perfectly with it. Takes minutes to make & you can swap the pesto for your favourite dip ... http://theartofnutrition.com/?p=3322
For step-by-step photo instructions www.theartofnutrition.com

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Choosing an OB at Mercy and/or Mitcham Private Hospital

Posted by AnnaM77 in OB advice, 25 July 2014 - - - - - - · 268 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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The importance of not being earnest

Posted by Jane Cafarella in Jane Cafarella's Blog, 24 July 2014 - - - - - - · 636 views

PARENTING is one big contradiction. You wait breathlessly for your children to learn to talk, and then can't wait for them to shut up.
And when you talk, you mostly talk at them rather than to them.
“Have you cleaned your teeth? Have you done your homework? Have you got a singlet on?” and “Have you done your piano practice?” seem to be all I say to Jo...

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Our Story with infertility

Posted by hunty in Happy Swimmers Blog, 24 July 2014 - - - - - - · 372 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 - - - - - - · 302 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 - - - - - - · 181 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 - - - - - - · 375 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 - - - - - - · 422 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 - - - - - - · 704 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 - - - - - - · 264 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 - - - - - - · 402 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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Children Rivalry

Posted by PippiSea in PippiSea's Blog, 19 June 2014 - - - - - - · 430 views

Children Rivalry Welcome to You!

Do you have this matter crop up from time to time 'Children Rivalry'?

We do at the moment, our eldest a girl is 6 years older than the youngest - who happens to be a girl and then in the middle of these two is a boy.

So this morning I had a comment from the eldest that she considers her sister a 'Miss Perfect' and al...

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Is my child autistic?

Posted by brisbanemumoftwo in brisbanemumoftwo's Blog, 13 June 2014 - - - - - - · 746 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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Sperm donor?

Posted by E&Kliston in E&Kliston's Blog, 13 June 2014 - - - - - - · 464 views

So we are new here and we are looking for a sperm donor in Canberra who would like to be a donor only but how do I do that? We are happily married and our next step is to have a baby!!! And we are simply super excited at this point but need help to make it all happen! Any help welcome!!

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Primary Schools in Como NSW

Posted by jagged in jagged's Blog, 05 June 2014 - - - - - - · 887 views

Does anyone have recent experience of Como Primary or Como West Primary Schools in NSW?   Is one better than the other?  Thanks.

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Long day care in Como area NSW

Posted by jagged in jagged's Blog, 05 June 2014 - - - - - - · 618 views

Has anyone had any recent experience of long day care centres in the Como/Jannali area of the Sutherland Shire?  I would appreciate any information or comments - thanks.

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1960s ‘Kitchen Sink’ Themed Wedding in a Working Men’s Club: Demelza & Andy

Posted by gallynavy in gallynavy's Blog, 04 June 2014 - - - - - - · 1167 views

1960s ‘Kitchen Sink’ Themed Wedding in a Working Men’s Club: Demelza & Andy Demelza and Andy were married in Stoke Newington Town Hall followed by a reception at The Mildmay Club in Newington Green. Their wedding was inspired by the kitchen sink dramas of the 60s.
“We wanted a really personal wedding so we made sure as much of it as possible was designed and made by either ourselves or our friends”, wrote the bride. “We also want...

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Pinterest: A New Way to Market

Posted by shontellewilson in shontellewilson's Blog, 03 June 2014 - - - - - - · 568 views

Pinterest is a fairly new global sensation that has become a marketing tool used by several companies. Millions of pins promote companies around the world, and many of them are successful at bringing in business. Until now, it has been difficult for companies to determine whether or not their pin advertisements actually bring them business, but according...

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Alexa Chung avoid beauty to see

Posted by alleniverson in beautiful curtains's Blog, 29 May 2014 - - - - - - · 640 views

Alexa Chung never wear heavy eye and lip makeup, at the same time to be afraid of looks like a dress-up queen.
Synonymous with the British fashionistas, be carefree, relaxed style, is often found in fashion week in the front row.
And called her chic fashion choices, Alexa is almost non-existent makeup is one of the characteristics of the former generati...



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