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wicki-d started new topic A myriad of complications and another c-section for future pregnancies

Hi all It's been a while since I've been on here! DH and I have decided we would like 1 last addition to our family, however we are a bit apprehensive about it at the moment because of the complica...

Friday 07 December 07:41pm
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wicki-d replied to topic british gift tradition

Growing up my family presents were all under the tree and santa delivered his presents in a sack at the end of the bed. It was always so exciting waking up and seeing the full sack! We opened ou...

Wednesday 21 December 02:46am
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wicki-d replied to topic Working mums are healthier than stay at home mums....

I always wanted to be a SAHM but when I was there I started to go crazy. The boys were so active I could not stimulate their little brains enough and I was always so excited when I went to the supe...

Tuesday 20 December 09:37am
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wicki-d replied to topic british gift tradition

... bit ho hum if most presents have already been there a while. ..... That bit seems a little odd that all presents are from Santa - people are giving and receiving gifts left right and centre ...

Tuesday 20 December 09:20am
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wicki-d replied to topic british gift tradition

all of the presents under the tree now are for other family members who we will be visiting on xmas day. Normally (well in recent years) my family xmas is done before xmas day so all of those prese...

Tuesday 20 December 09:16am
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wicki-d replied to topic british gift tradition

I am British and I have never heard of this one! Gifts that are from family and friends are given by whoever they're from, and they are placed under the tree leading up to Christmas. Only presen...

Tuesday 20 December 08:42am
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wicki-d replied to topic british gift tradition

my mum is english and NOTHING goes under the christmas tree we also have traditional food turkey, ham and pork dessert is trifle or pudding but mainly trifle and everything comes from santa except...

Tuesday 20 December 08:35am
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wicki-d started new topic british gift tradition

My husband grew uo in the UK and moved to Australia when he was 16. Now that we have kids there are arguments every year about how the xmas gifts get delivered. You see, supposedly in the UK sant...

Tuesday 20 December 08:18am
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wicki-d replied to topic Parenting Payment vs. baby bonus

WOW! thanks for all the advice! I think we'll def be under the 75K for 6 months because I will be taking my maternity leave at half pay so i can have longer off work with some sort of income. I don...

Saturday 18 June 02:31am
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wicki-d replied to topic Parenting Payment vs. baby bonus

As for baby gear- I seriously recommend shopping online. We picked up our cot, change table & a chest of drawers from All4Bubs (ebay) really cheaply. Just take it one step at a time I guess, it's ...

Friday 17 June 10:26pm
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wicki-d replied to topic Parenting Payment vs. baby bonus

Thanks for that info. I think I get it now. So is the parenting payment the family assistance payment? Sorry, I've not been entitled to any of these for such a long time and it's all changed since...

Friday 17 June 10:21pm
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wicki-d started new topic Parenting Payment vs. baby bonus

When talking about having another baby we hadn;t really taken into account how it would affect us if we had twins. It's not ever really something that has crossed our minds as the only twins in the...

Friday 17 June 09:55pm
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wicki-d replied to topic Childcare and Preschool

Thank you for the advice you have provided and sorry if I got carried away. I think I'm probably trying to justify it to myself sometimes. How I would so much prefer to be at home with the boys =( ...

Thursday 27 May 07:42am
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wicki-d replied to topic Childcare and Preschool

Well I gave you advice on that in about post number 4 It sounds to me like you had already made your mind up when starting this post so the post shouldn't have been asked as a question but perha...

Thursday 27 May 07:36am
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wicki-d replied to topic Childcare and Preschool

and also i don't think any one was having a go at you or trying to make you feel bad - we just go kinda side tracked. Sorry That's ok. I had an argument with a friend just a few days ago about ...

Thursday 27 May 07:26am
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wicki-d replied to topic Childcare and Preschool

bugger me. I didn't even think of school terms some_one. I'm really not with it this week!

Thursday 27 May 07:24am
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wicki-d replied to topic Childcare and Preschool

By no means am I career oriented person. I would much rather be at home with my boys. To do that we would have to sell our house in the hope of making a half decent profit (slim chance as we've n...

Thursday 27 May 07:17am
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wicki-d replied to topic DD sticking up for her brother

That's brilliant!!! DS1 was telling is a story last night that DS2 got stomped on at daycare. DS1 apparently punched the kid that was stomping on DS2 and we couldn't help but smile. DS2 is 2y/o i...

Thursday 27 May 06:31am
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wicki-d replied to topic Childcare and Preschool

Well said. DD's childcare runs a great preschool program taught by a qualified teacher, i will be keeping her in childcare as opposed to preschool. Preschool in tassie is only offered by private ...

Thursday 27 May 06:24am
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wicki-d replied to topic Childcare and Preschool

Thanks Mumto2Ts. Something more to consider. I don't think our centre will cover that sort of structured program of learning so preschool is more likely than staying at childcare. We're prob only g...

Thursday 27 May 06:23am
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