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Can't say I have received anything like this. Would love to know what got you into trouble though

I'm also TTC this month (this is our 3 month of it). I'm getting towards the end of the TWW. I'm on day 26 now. AF isnt regular and comes anywhere from day 26-31. I have a few tests, and was nearly going to do one this morning, but will try and hold off until Friday if AF hasnt arrived yet. Congrats to all of those who have BFP's. Hopefully I will be able to join the club soon

I'm also TTC this month (this is our 3 month of it). I'm getting towards the end of the TWW. I'm on day 26 now. AF isnt regular and comes anywhere from day 26-31. I have a few tests, and was nearly going to do one this morning, but will try and hold off until Friday if AF hasnt arrived yet.

My gripe is about FTB A & B. My DP works full time (earns about 38k a year. I work 3 days a week and earn about 30k a year. We would both love for me to be able to stay home full time, but its just not possible. We get the base rate of FTB A and no FTB B 'cos I work. I work with people who earn about 65-70k a year and they receive the full amount of FTB B, which gripes me as I dont really think they need it, but get it because the wife doesnt have to work. I dont choose to work but have to, to make ends meet, yet others who are on a single income and earn the same amount as us combined receive more from the government. It doesnt seem right to me. At the end of the day the amount I would get in FTB wouldnt allow me to stay at home anyway (its about 650 less a fortnight than what I get working), but why should couples who earn the same amount of money (be it from one income or 2) get different amounts of money?

I am another one that is sick. Woke up Thursday morning feeling like I'd been run over by a bus. Constant blocked nose, then runny, now its gone to my chest and I have this horrible hacking cough. I tried vicks and stuff for my nose, but found what worked best (and let me get a good nights sleep), was a nasal spray from the chemist - its FLO Saline+Plus. It cleared my nose straight away and has been a godsend. Might be worth a try for those where the vicks isnt working.

In SA the varicella immunisation was free for babies born after 1 July 2004. Its not mandatory and is only given if asked for. For babies born before 1 July 2004 (my daughter) you have to make an appointment with a GP and the cost (in SA) is $60.

Also its not a straight out $500. Its based on the income from a particular year (either the year you had bub or the year after[you nominate what year]),and is calculated on that depending on whether you income has increased or decreased. I received $800 in the first year after having Emma has my income was drastically reduced (1/4 of what it previously was). The last couple of years I have received I think around $600 and $500 as my income has slightly increased (but still down on what I was earning pre-Emma). You get this for I think 5 years after the child is born and it is instead of receivig the lump sum payment that was introduced in April/May 2004.

I work for the State Government and am entitled to 12 weeks paid maternity leave, they also offer paternity leave, and I believe its paid if the father is the one that has to stay home to look after the child. (both the mother and father can't receive it at the same time). When I had my daughter in March 2004 the paid mat leave was 4 weeks. It was later increased to 12 weeks as part of our new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. I'm not sure about Commonwealth Gov. now but they also used to offer 12 weeks (may be more now). I am lucky in that I was able to return to work 2 then later 3 days a week. I have temporarily reduced my hours. And I have recently found out that my employer cannot force me to return full time or perm. reduce my hours until my daughter is 5. I have no intention of working full time, but do not want to give away my full time job as you dont know what will happen in the future and chances are at some stage I may need to return to work full time. Yes we do ge...

Hi Amanda I personally dont use them. I find my 3 year old DD has a fairly balanced diet. Plenty of fruit, cheese, yoghurt, Veg (any other way than plain on her plate), chicken and fish, with small amounts of red meat (she is not fond of that). I guess if you have a really fussy eater, who you know is not getting their dietary intake of alot of the good groups, then a multi-vitamin might help. I'm not really too keen on giving my daughter anything that she absolutely doesnt need. Just my opinion of course

My daughter (turned 3 in March) has just started shutting the door when she goes to the toilet. If I open the door, she puts her hand up and and stop, go out lol. It cracks me up every time. A couple of mins later when she is finished she calls me to open the door for her. (for some reason she can open the door to get in there, but not get out again).