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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 2838 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 Porridge Owl

Posted by TheArtofNutrition in TheArtofNutrition's Blog, 22 July 2014 - - - - - - · 256 views

Fun Porridge Owl A fun food breakfast, warming, healthy & so simple to make. The mini-chefs can make their own version .... http://theartofnutrition.com/?p=3274
For step-by-step photo instructions www.theartofnutrition.com

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Toddler tantrum

Posted by Rob28 in Rob28's Blog, 21 July 2014 - - - - - - · 195 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 - - - - - - · 146 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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Rash plans come to a sticky end

Posted by Jane Cafarella in Jane Cafarella's Blog, 15 July 2014 - - - - - - · 542 views

A hungry feeling came o'er me stealing,  
As the mice were squealing in my prison cell  
And the old triangle, went jingle jangle,  
All along the banks of the Royal Canal.
_ The Old Triangle,  by Brendan Behan .

SO WENT the song as with Greta on my shoulder, I paced the floor of my little prison cell and contemplated my own hungry state.
There was...

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Ovulation

Posted by longie1981 in longie1981's Blog, 11 July 2014 - - - - - - · 340 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 - - - - - - · 377 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 - - - - - - · 647 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 - - - - - - · 223 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 - - - - - - · 370 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 - - - - - - · 398 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 - - - - - - · 728 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 - - - - - - · 428 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 - - - - - - · 871 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 - - - - - - · 592 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 - - - - - - · 1102 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 - - - - - - · 536 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 - - - - - - · 615 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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Feeling guilty

Posted by Kristie b in Kristie b's Blog, 26 May 2014 - - - - - - · 235 views

Hello I'm new to chat rooms and pregnancy. I'm going into 13 weeks now and I'm so tired I feel really run down and taken day off work I feel bad cause all I hear is how some ladies didn't need to take any time off work. I feel like I'm lazy but I'm just so flat today

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Help please

Posted by noo02 in Kids passport- help!!, 01 May 2014 - - - - - - · 801 views

Hi so I got my son a passport in 2011 and it doesn't expire till 2016 but the photo was taken when he was 2 and he is now 4.... Can I still use that same passport with the same photo?

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Stamp exchange

Posted by world in world's Blog, 29 April 2014 - - - - - - · 42 views

A commemorative stamp is a postage stamp, often issued on a significant date such as an anniversary, to honor or commemorate a place, event, person, or object.

The subject of the commemorative stamp is usually spelled out in print, unlike definitive stamps exchange  which normally depict the subject along with the denomination and country name only. Man...



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Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

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We lost three babies in two years

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Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

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Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

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My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

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Dads meet their newborn for the first time

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Personalised baby gifts

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