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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 12062 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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Teaching gentle play

Posted by saunder2012 in saunder2012's Blog, 30 April 2016 - * * * * * · 76 views

Teaching gentle play My DD is 18 months and she has started showing her frustrations with grunting, whining and hitting.

I am having some luck showing her how to be gentle, for example she came up to me while I was sitting and hit me a few times on the knee to be picked up and I said 'please Mum' and she said 'ta' - after a couple of times now she comes over...

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Antenatal classes

Posted by CatherineM1983 in CatherineM1983's Blog, 29 April 2016 - - - - - - · 72 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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Medical transcription services and benefits

Posted by roymathew in Medical trnscription services and their benefits, 28 April 2016 - - - - - - · 78 views

Medical Transcription service usa, florida , the act of translating a recorded patient encounter into a textual transcript is one of our main business areas. We have highly skilled employees and a customer base consisting of health systems, hospitals, clinics and physician practices.
  
We commit to a higher accuracy, faster turnaround at an affordabl...

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Fertility Clinic

Posted by babybluesvv in My TTC Journey , 10 April 2016 - - - - - - · 168 views

I think I pointed out before about how proud I have always been about my "punctual period cycles".
29/30 days long…always starting early in the morning…plenty of signs a week before to let me know when it is coming: sore boobs, tiredness, acne, greasy hair.
I have been very open about my cycle so I have shared plenty of information about it with m...

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Easter without chocolate! Could you?

Posted by kiwiprincess in Raising a Kiwi princess, 14 March 2016 - - - - - - · 262 views

Easter without chocolate! Could you? Easter weekend is almost upon us. Whether you choose to go to church, decorate your home with rabbits, chicks and eggs or eat chocolate in your pyjamas, the Easter period is exciting for kids. The precious public holidays bestowed upon us during the Easter period allows families to spend quality time together and create special memories.

When I recall Ea...

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Pubic Symphysis with first but not with Second?

Posted by Frost cake in Symphysis Pubis Dysfun, 01 March 2016 - - - - - - · 316 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 - - - - - - · 558 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 - - - - - - · 355 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 - - - - - - · 441 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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CD 8 & 10 Scan

Posted by Babymurk in Our IVF Journey , 12 February 2016 - - - - - - · 320 views

Had a scan on Wednesday which they said was an early scan and I have 1 at around 12 and a couple around 11 and then the rest under 9 so I had to have bloods done to see if they are going to up my dose which they did from 125 up to 200.  

Back for another scan this morning which showed LS 14 – 5 bigger ones and 9 smaller ones under 10 and then on the RS 1...

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My Story

Posted by Blogger of boys in Blogger of Boys, 06 February 2016 - - - - - - · 402 views

It’s impossible to imagine the devastating impacts of childhood cancer, and a little over two years ago, it was beyond my comprehension too.  Before the 6th  January 2014 the closest I had been to a little girl with cancer was in a lift at the JHH, and I remember being unsure if it was rude to look at her cute little bald head.  


There was no way I cou...

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The now

Posted by angela1988 in angela1988's Blog, 27 January 2016 - - - - - - · 629 views

Well im Angela! im 27 i have two kids and one on the way, life is far from perfect but i wouldn't change it for the world! sure there is parts i would change but for the most i wouldn't touch it! my life has had its ups and downs and the last few months i feel as if i haven't had a chance to exit the roller coaster i call my life...

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The beginning

Posted by Moloko12 in Young Mum in Sydney, 26 January 2016 - - - - - - · 508 views

Hey guys,

New to this so not 100% sure of how it works.

Quick introduction- I'm a 24 year old mum of a 5 year old boy.

Long story short, when I was 18 I found out that I was 7 months pregnant, so coming to terms with the fact that I was having a baby in a couple of months was incredibly daunting to say the least. After tossing up between adoption a...

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Volunteers needed for dissertation research on body dissatisfaction

Posted by laurenreynolds in laurenreynolds' Blog, 26 January 2016 - - - - - - · 1166 views

Volunteers needed for dissertation research on body dissatisfaction For my third year dissertation I'm looking for mums with a child under the age of one to take part in my questionnaire about body dissatisfaction and post-natal related celebrity media. If you have 15 minutes to spare please take part by clicking the link, or pass this on to anyone you think can help!

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Gotta start some where!

Posted by Megdunford in Meg , 21 January 2016 - - - - - - · 536 views

So, I have never posted on a forum before but I need some help with a little project I am working on and have been advised to try here. As a mum of 2 beautiful girls, I have changed many nappies and when at home (mostly in winter), I would change the girls using a warm flannel, because I'm sure it would be more comfortable then a cold wipe. Not think...

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POAS Addict -Jan

Posted by LoveBug3 in The Two Week Wait, 20 January 2016 - - - - - - · 441 views

Hello my name is Cat and I am a POAS addict!

I am hoping this blog will be the first step in my recovery. All chant "Hello Cat". It has been 4 days since I lasted POAS being the ClearBlue Ovulation tracker which showed the stable smilie face (peak fertility), 3 days since BD'd and therefore 10 days left of the tww (longest wait on earth...

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Survival guide for back to work moms

Posted by KimLaw2201 in Kim's Blog, 20 January 2016 - - - - - - · 536 views

You spend all the time with your baby for a couple of months, share tender moments and witness the baby’s first smile and four-legged crawl, expressions and sounds, but then comes the time for the baby to spend more time during the day with the nanny and for you to resume work. It is on all accounts a hard thing to do, but definitely not an impossible one...

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Hello to you all ..

Posted by Abby8 in Abby8's Blog, 18 January 2016 - - - - - - · 422 views

Hello everyone,  firstly I'd like to introduce myself .. I'm Sam and I'm a single mum of 8 kids aged 5yrs to 17yrs .. no twins .. I've been parenting on my own for 3yrs now and it hasn't been easy .. but I've made it this far ..

My family is quite complex as I'm living with 4 kids who have ADHD and 1 of them also has ODD whic...

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40 + 2

Posted by mummylishus in mummylishus' Blog, 14 December 2015 - - - - - - · 475 views

well didn't expect this to happen. I was so worried she'd be premmie, I didn't even dream she'd be overdue...

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I hate waiting!

Posted by lu-lil in lu-lil's Blog, 15 November 2015 - - - - - - · 468 views

So after stalking through my last few months on my glow app, I have figured out that I pretty much have a 12 day luteal phase. This makes my period due tomorrow, because I know exactly when I ovulated this month.

It's going to be a loooong day tomorrow. I am hoping that if I make it through tomorrow without my period showing up that I am safely in p...



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