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#1 Bel

Posted 10 March 2008 - 04:31 PM

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#2 charmbears

Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:16 PM

hello...how sad are we?  this has sat for 8 days with no posts ...we must be busy ladies LOL

How is everyone?  First term almost over here in Qld..Anzac is loving Prep and has learned so much already.  They are up to 'h' and '3' in learning and she has a few chinese words under her belt too!

How is everyone else going?????  News??

Have a happy Easter everyone...come in and share something with us  original.gif

#3 Meeche

Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:11 PM

Hi there. I know this might seem like an odd question but I was wondering if you or anyone you knew delivered at Royal North Shore Hospital in May 2003?  I did but for some reason have no record of who actually delivered my son. It is not written anywhere and I am now on the hunt to find out who did such a shocking job!!! I remember seeing this man on TV once not long after saying he was Head of Obstetrics at RNSH but for the life of me I just can't find or remember his name.

#4 cin

Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:42 PM


Sorry don't get in here much lately

Happy Easter to all, can't believe Easter is over already. Victoria has a fridge full of chocolate laughing2.gif not a good thing. Thankfully when the Easter bunny visited here, all she got was two new books.

Victoria's elbow finally healed after almost three months in a sling. Still can't believe it took that darn long. She goes back to the specialist in May for a final checkup. She still has to take it easy though to let the bone strengthen up properly. Yeah right she is four, and does what she likes.

She loves school and the staff so thats a huge bonus. She has a visiting teacher (vision impaired) that comes and visits twice a term to check how she is going. So far so good.

I am not too bad, in the process of getting referred to a orthopaedic surgeon for a possible hip replacement. Not really looking forward to that but at least I will have less pain and discomfort.

Better go its late. I promise to drop in more often.

#5 hawkchick

Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:46 PM

Hi Cin and Charmaine and everyone else...

Cin - a hip replacement?! I hope everything goes OK. My ex husband had one done 2 years ago and he hasn't looked back. It was such a smooth recovery too. Glad to hear Victoria's arm has healed and that she's enjoying school.

Charmaine - Anzac sounds so grown up, already at school too and learning the alphabet etc. Are you planning on having any more babies?

I will cut and paste a comment I just made in the Managing Money thread in case it applies to anyone in here:

I'm referring to the Baby Bonus (the refundable tax offset available to people who gained legal responsibility of a child between the period 1/7/01 to 1/7/04) NOT the Maternity Payment (one off payment of around $4,000 paid for each baby born) which everyone refers to as the baby bonus.

I just realised that I can make a further baby bonus claim again this financial year. I thought because I'd already claimed 5 times that that was it, but I just read some fine print on the ATO website and because I made a claim for only part of the 2002/2003 financial year, I can also make a claim for the portion of the 2007/2008 financial year that my DS was under the age of 5. Considering he is not turning 5 until 31st May, I'm looking at another almost $2,000! I'm rapt.

Thought I'd share with you all in case others are in the same position.

To quote from the ATO website:

"If you keep the year before you started to have legal responsibility for the child as your base year and you make a claim each year, you will be entitled to a part year payment in the year the child was born and the year the child turns five, and full year payments for the four years in between"

This relates exactly to my situation. My son was born 31/5/03, so in the 2002/2003 year I claimed a part year payment (and got around $30 if memory serves). I then claimed full year payments for the 04/05/06 and 07 years. Now that it's 2008, I can make a claim for the period my son was under 5, which is 1/7/07 - 31/5/08.

Sorry for going on and on - just wanted to clarify in case it didn't make sense. I hope this helps out someone else who may not have realised that they are again elible for a baby bonus claim on their tax return.

Anyway, an update on us:

We've been to the RCH encopresis clinic three times with James now and things are definitely on the improve. He has gone the last 11 days without any poo accidents. This is like a world record for us. The balance of finding the right medications and the behavioural therapy have been really successful. They say it will take another few months for his bowel to go back to the proper shape but fingers crossed we have this problem resolved (or will soon) before next year when he starts school in Preps.

We took him to the zoo on Saturday and also to see Horton hears a who on the weekend, the latest Dr. Seuss movie. It was great! He is really coming along in his swimming lessons and loves riding his bike.

Elora still isn't walking - she's 16 months old now. And after 10 weeks of successful homeschooling Josh I'm pleased to report he is back in school ( a new school closer to home) and is really enjoying it. He decided to stay down a year to avoid feeling too pressured and we let him make the decision. So he's back in Year 8, but hopefully everything from now on is smooth sailing. He has the potential to do very well - it's a shame though that he's missed two years of Maths tuition because of poor teaching methods and slack attitude on his part. We actually covered 1/2 the maths text book in 10 weeks - goes to show how much time gets wasted in mainstream schooling.

Anyway, we settled on our block of land last week so I'm an official land owner. YAY. They should start building soon and in a year's time we will be in our new home. Can't wait.

Hope everyone is going along OK.

#6 kemullen

Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:30 PM

Hello there everyone!
  Long time no speak (from me! oh except for Kit and Jen who I see on facebook!!) How are you all? It was a bit of a blast from the past to jump in here and see familiar names! I will have to go back and see if I can find the previous thread!!
  Quick news from me..am still living in Castle Hill over here in Sydney and we just bought the place we were renting so that is the most recent development in our lives.
  Had bubba boy # 3 last year (Evan) and he just turned 1 a couple of days ago, Murdoch is about to turn 5 and is massive! Not sure what happened there?! He is as tall as Logan and actually weighs more so he's about 23 kgs or so (that was a few months ago). Logan started school this year so Murdoch will start next year.
  Have just found out we are pregnant again so this will be Bub #4 and that's it for me. Perhaps it will be a baby girl but I will be just as happy if it's another boy. Still early days so we shall just wait and see how things go.
  Anyway, that's it from me but I hope to hear more from you all soon! Take care original.gif

#7 cin

Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:05 PM


Well, my baby has turned 5 last week so you will all be gearing up for birthday parties, lol.

Katherine, its nice to hear from you, Congratulations on your pregnancy.

Blish, hope everything is still going well with James.

Back to work today for me, school holidays are over again so soon  cry1.gif DD starts back tomorrow, I have baked some little cakes for her to share with everyone. Thankfully there is a little boy in her class with the same birthday so only have to bake for half the class  laughing2.gif

Anyhoo, hugs to all

#8 3wonders

Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:37 PM

Hi Every One
Its Tasha mum to Tysyn.
Wow so much to catch up on and definatley more posts in here than the last time I checked in.
Great to see life still moving on for every one.
Congratulations go out to some good luck to some and well done to others.
Can u believe all our babies are coming up 5.
Not much has changed for me. I have started my own business check it out if you like
if you wont anything let me know and I can give you 15% off.
Well happy birthday May bubs and Talk soon take care one and all

#9 JessieJ

Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:09 PM

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii  original.gif

Its been forever since I've had an opportunity to log on here. Like Katherine, I spend far too much of my puter time on facebook LOL.

Ok, some replies to my special May '03 Mums:

Hi Tash original.gif Good luck with your business! Well done original.gif Its not easy going out on your own. You certainly look to be doing a gr8 job of it!

Cin, I hope your settling into work ok and have the home/work balance ok. Its so tricky!

Kath, I know what you mean about Murdoch! Henry is huge - much bigger than Zoe. He's one of the biggest in his prep class. Congrats on baby #4 and on the house original.gif

Blish, I'm so sorry you've had a rough run. Your such an optimistic person and take things in your stride. I hope the house building goes well for you!

Charmaine, How are you hon? I hope Anzac is being a good girl for you original.gif

HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY to all original.gif original.gif original.gif

As for us ....

Henry (Hank) had so much trouble with his ears for so long. We had grommets and adnoids and recurring ear infections and 2.5yrs of speech therapy and shocking behavioural issues... he's hit 5 and is a different child altogether! We were pulling our hair out with him. He was punching kids at school and was just too hard to handle and I cant explain whats happend but thank god it has!!!!

Zoe is in year 2 and is doing well and Poppy (my baby) is now 3!!! How fast does time fly?

I'm busy busy at work for Moreton Bay Council having just gone through a stupid amalgamation. Phills business is busy. Bribie Island is beautiful. Enough said.

Hi to you all. Hope to get back before I turn 40!

Love Jess x

#10 charmbears

Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:49 PM

Hi Jess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Hi everyone else!  Yes we are still alive  original.gif You would think i would have more time on my hands now Anzac is in school LOL!!!!  Nopt sure where it goes...but it does.

Anzac is still loving school, amazes us with the things she is learing and doing.  We went on our first excursion this week to the Picasso exhibition ...the kids had a ball but i must admit they enjoyed the bus trip and the activites more that the art  LOL!  Well at least i got to see some famous paintings even if it was fleeting  laughing2.gif

Her birthday went well...our first ever kids party  original.gif not too crazy, and it even stopped raining for the day.  Can you all believe its been 5 years?????

How is everyone else doing?  I am looking for day work ...which is a slow and painful process  sad.gif  but its time to get away from night work.

so girls...whats been happening??????????????

#11 cin

Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:38 PM


Sounds like everyone has been extremely busy.

Victoria had her first school excursion on Tuesday just gone, what a fantastic day. We went to Ngnili Cave, about 20 metres underground. I have never seen so many well behaved beautiful 5 year olds together. There was 22 of them all up and I honestly can't say it felt like there was that many. They all loved going down into the cave and looking around and touching only the bits they were allowed to touch. I am so glad I managed to get the day off to go with them.

I am not getting my hip replaced yet, have to put it off as long as possible. I have to get a walking stick or use crutches to take some of my weight of the joint. So I wam turning into a granny  laughing2.gif But I am definately doing the right thing by losing some weight, the more off the better the doc said.

Better go, its cold here again tonight

#12 3wonders

Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:52 PM

Hi Every One

Dont know about you guys but I am still struggling to come to terms with the fact that all our little rug rats have turned 5. In one way it feels like for ever ago and in another way it feels like just yesterday.

Tysyn is not at school this year as he missed our cut off and can not start untill next year. But boy he is so ready to go. Starting to get boared at home.

Cin 22 5 year olds 200 meters down could have equaled a head ache. Arnt the excursions fun tho. Good luck with the weight loss and let us know when u go 4 the replacement

Charmbears Time onour hands lol what is that. Its a bit like money the more we have the more we will spend, the more time i have the more i find i need to do. Good luck with the job hunting. I am just starting to look into employing some one for my home business. It has taken off quite well and i seem to be  working more often than not. Which is good tho.

JessieJ thanks for the well wishes re the business. Did you get a chance to check out my web site? If so feed back either way good or bad would be apprecited :-) 40 wow not that far off 4 me either spooky hey

Kemullen   wow baby number four. Well done I am so happy for you and altho I hope you have a healthy baby there is a wish in there that u get your little miss princess to. Well done on buying the house to.

Blish Many events for you since i last posted. Gr8 news on the poo front, gr8 news on the home schooling altho it does leave us questioning main strem ethics and SENSATIONAL on the land owning

And for news on us. Same old same old. School holidays are here and i am loving every minute of it. Altho yes i yell a little more on the school holidays i love having all 3 of my children at home and seeing them love and bond with one another. Any way i supose they say no news is good news so take care and untill the next post stay healthy :-)
Just thinking we should try and find one another on face book. That might help us to keep in contact. I can be found under Natasha Dacey Hampton Park if any one wonts to add me as a friend or leave your details here and i can add you as a friend.
Take Care All

Tasha 32
Shane 36
Haylee 6.5
Tysyn 5
Rhys 3.5

#13 princess222003

Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:48 PM

hello ladies original.gif

I use to be in this group a while ago but hadnt had net for 12mnths and only got it back the other month...

Mackala was born in may 3rd and is now at school in SA and loving every moment! She started this term as I moved back to here 7weeks ago, I was in VIC before here and Macca wasnt to start school to next year, but Im glad that I moved back here as she is in school and I now only have 2 kiddies at home...soon to be only 1 at home original.gif

I cant believe that my little princess is 5.5yrs and has 6mnths and she is 6! Its bad enough atm with her that she forgets that shes on 5 not 15! LOL She thinks she knows everything....great to sit down and have a convo with her now, when we are not disagreeing lol

well this has been cut short my little sick man is awake...

hope everyone is well....

#14 hawkchick

Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:29 PM

Yay - a new post in our thread.

James is starting school, Preps, next year. We are 5 weeks into our 6 week orientation program and he seems to be enjoying it. We have been very very disappointed with his 4 year old kinder program so far. ALL he does is play with cars on the floor on a mat. The teacher stands around having coffee, chatting to any mums hanging around, talking on the phone and hardly has anything to do with the children. James has learned NOTHING since going to kinder the last two years. Nothing. He could write all the alphabet letters at age 2 and now has forgotten most of it. He used to have a real thirst for learning things but kinder seems to have squashed this love of learning out of him. We are still seeing the Children's hospital encopresis clinic for poo problems which is frustrating, but he's doing alot better than at the start of the year. Other than that, he is doing really well.

Anyway, my older son Josh will be 16 in January and is going to get his learners permit - eek! Elora turned 2 on Monday and is keeping me very busy.

We sold our home in January and are living with my parents whilst we build our new home, which is just at lock up stage.

I hope other May 03 Mums pop in and update us.

#15 lady_luck

Posted 05 December 2008 - 01:02 PM

Hello lovely ladies, it has been sooooooooo long since I came in to post, I spend way to much time lurking the general section and being on facebook  blush.gif

Dominic is doing reasonably well, he had his tonsils and adnoids out 2 weeks ago and has started having seizures again sad.gif I thought we had moved beyond them, but obviously not.

He is off to school after Christmas and is looking forward to it, he has been going to transition for the past 7 weeks and loves it original.gif

He is also massive for his age, very tall with huge feet but not a lot of flesh on his bones. Xavier put him to shame though by being about 3 inches taller than him and being off the charts, I think we breed giants here.

All of the other kids are doing well getting so grown up now Miss K is 14, miss S is 11, Master P is 7! Time has flown by!

#16 Mrs Squiggle

Posted 02 January 2009 - 03:04 PM



Guess who this is? I spend so much time on my own forum I dont come here very much any more

Firstly congrats to everyone on all their good news.

Samuel starts prep this year. He has been diagnosed with ASD so its been a huge struggle for me coming to terms with his behaviour patterns.

It seems Thomas may also be ASD and his biggest issue is that at 9 he still would rather poo himself than go to the loo and I am trying ever so hard and so slowly to get him out of that.

Martin finished grade 1 top of his class I was a very proud mum.

I start my 4th year teaching at this school. I did my masters last year with a scholarship and was offered a doctorate. I will begin that this year.

Nothing as huge as owning your own house (one day my day will come) but still....

Hope you are all well and hope Katherine's little girl has arrived.

Good to see you all and if you get bored just look up and you know where to find us!

#17 princess222003

Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:09 PM

hi everyone  waves.gif

I havent been in her for a while.... ph34r.gif

Well school is back!!  eexcite.gif And am I sooooooo glad that it is! The heat could have been a little nicer it was 50 degrees for Tuesday, first day for SA schools...And the rest of the week and the week to come is killing me we have had nothing under 43 degrees!!

Well here is Mackala's first day of school...Cant believe that 3mnths and my baby is 6  oomg.gif


She is so happy been back at school and loves...even made it to the top of her 'good behaviour list' and that was 4 days after school started! The heat has knocked her around but she tells me that she has to go! laugh.gif

How did everyone else's kids go at school?

#18 princess222003

Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:54 PM

Just popping into say

good luck to all the kiddies starting school tomorrow!  ddance.gif  cry1.gif  tthumbs.gif  eexcite.gif  ffear.gif
or who r on their 2nd week of school (like Mackala)

Be strong to all the mums!

#19 FionaM

Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:49 PM

hi all

feels like ages since ive been in here and posted.

hope everyone is well and that the start of the school year is going well.

Rachel is in year 1 (NSW) and is loving it.  She is with 2 of her friends and has the teacher she wanted.  The teacher is young and pretty so to a nearly 6 year old that is the best !! from what i can gather of the teacher is she is a bit slack with giving the kids the notes as Rachel got a note about sport the day after sport was on !! oh well it worked out ok in the end and a few of the others mum from other classes will make sure they let me know things just in case i dont get the notes.
Rachel got an award last year at presentation day for consistent achievement, so we were very proud and we both took the day off work so we could be there.

Nothing much else is going on, must remember to come back on here more often.

#20 princess222003

Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:10 AM

wow, we are very quiet in here!

Does anyone have "I go to school now, I know everything attitude" glare.gif well I have one and OMG she is shocking atm! We fight most days and when I ask her to do something, out comes the attitude! AHHHH...and apparently it doesnt get any better ohmy.gif Oh the joys of having a girl! And now she is even telling what clothes she like and doesnt! I have even been TOLD what she is having for her bday and who is coming!  wacko.gif  *sigh* Im already over it LOL

But on a good note..I had Mackala's first teacher/parent interview yesterday and wow her teacher is so happy with her tthumbs.gif she is doing great with her reading and writing and has come along way from the start of the year! grin.gif she doesnt talk when she isnt ment to, listens to intructions and uses her mannours(?) all the time! Now who stole my DD at school and sent home the naughty one? laughing2.gif

They are now counting...Im so proud of my DD cclap.gif and yes she got the brains from me  tthumbs.gif

Hope everyone is well and all nearly 6yr old are having fun and enjoying school!

Later waves.gif

#21 princess222003

Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:17 PM

Just popping to say waves.gif


Mackala is 6 tomorrow, and as I type this she cant sleep, poor little mite is sooooo excited!

I have got her a wooden kitchen play set which as microwave, fridge, dishwasher and a sink..its pretty big and pretty cool biggrin.gif thats from all from me and her brothers...I also have clothes for coming but shes not getting them to the end of the month when she has her princess fairy afternoon tea party...

Must be running, hope everyone is well...


#22 hawkchick

Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:15 PM

Hi girls,

Just a quick update from us...

James is enjoying school. He is learning his times tables and is doing rather well. We haven't had a poo accident for around 120 days (and counting) so hopefully the encopresis problem has been solved.  eexcite.gif

Josh is now 16.5 and recently got his learner's permit. He works part time at McDonald's and is in Year 9 at school (stayed down a year in Year 8 so he's pretty old for Year 9).

Elora is now 2.5. She can draw almost as good as James - she just loves art and craft, but socially she's very shy and doesn't like other kids. She is also very slow physically - ie: still can't jump and is hopeless at climbing up or down anything. Even the slightest step is difficult as she lacks the confidence required to step down.

Our new house has taken forever. It is about 2 weeks away from completion so we are about to move. Sigh. Our stuff has been in storage for 18 months in a storage locker and is now covered in about an inch of dirt/dust. Double sigh. James will have to change schools at the end of the year to be closer to home.

That about wraps us up - hope everyone is well! xxx

#23 Mrs Squiggle

Posted 18 July 2009 - 05:39 PM

Hey all how are we all going?

Samuel is an attitude ridden 6 year old. His first six months of school have been tumultuous. He is special ed supported and sometimes they make things worse.

I start my doctorate on Monday officially.

Thats really all atm.

#24 cin

Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

Well it's been a long time since there was any new posts in here!!

My baby turned 9 yesterday, I can't believe our babies are that old sad.gif Seems like yesterday she was just starting to walk hehe

DD is in Year 4 this year, she struggles socially but is an average student. She loves school though which is a big bonus.

I have had both my hips replaced now which is a wonderful thing original.gif I still struggle with the cold weather but I am hoping that this winter will be my best for a long time.

Well I hope everyone's babies have a fantastic birthday over the next couple of weeks

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