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  1. Yes I remember that...big news because its so rare. My favourite famous baby is Prince George ...people in public office should always have babies so I can drool over them LOL.
  2. I don't really see it that way. Most women Prime Ministers/Presidents are well past child bearing age so its not exactly a normal occurrence in this situation. Its garnering attention because its a novelty...it so rarely happens that of course people are interested. I doubt there are many people who are thinking she wont be able to do her job because of it. Its going to be a very popular bubba when its born and I think most people are just excited for her. I'm not even a NZ'er and I'm excited LOL FWIW Australia's only female PM wasn't married either...though she also had a partner. Too old
  3. She may pull it off now...but one day she may also be a 40yo old mama herself and I hope she still likes it then. My sister got a tattoo on her lower arm. She's an accountant. Her employer told her she has to cover it with long sleeves...which she really regrets come summer. It was her first tattoo so I'm not sure she quite thought of or understood the repercussions of its placement.
  4. My DD started budding at that age and I was very surprised as well... as she is small and very light for her age...I actually thought she would be delayed. However I found out it is quite common for girls to sprout buds at 8 and then have no further development for a while. Thats what happened to my DD...she had small buds for 3 years that were quite noticeable under her shirts and then at about 10.5 they started growing slowly and now she is 11.5 and they are still only half grown - she doesn't even wear a bra yet. LOL. So your DD may still be a long way off developing fully. My DD was alway
  5. If you look at the photos...the boys seem to have fared better than the girls. The oldest boy looks a decent enough weight although thin and was almost as tall as his Dad.
  6. We are using the LA. My kids needed remedial help as I have never found a LA program that worked for us and I've bought some expensive ones. I am happy enough so far. Its good at filling in gaps but not so sure I would use it for a total beginner It seems to make large jumps in assumed abilities sometimes. Still I do like it better then anything else so that's good. Havent tried the history but do plan to in the future. We are doing the 4 year cycle with SOTW right now. Once we have done all four years I will switch. I don't mind if her history doesn't cycle. I don't want to start all
  7. I know someone who has one and she has 4 daughters. Apparently they use it a lot in loose parts play. My kids are famous for not using things like that after the intial day of excitement...I would go with Magnatiles
  8. I knew you were going to say Canada 😂 When I lived there I never bothered with coats..just ran my freezing self across the carpark...thank goodness I didnt have kids then...I sensibly waited till we moved back to Australia to have kids.. no need to worry about snowsuits in the car...but now have to worry about being burnt by seat buckles 😂
  9. I use CLE math (and used to use the LA) and we do it just as Tibbie described. I sit at the table with alittle whiteboard and go over all the new stuff. Then we go through all the excercises one at a time and I assign them the things I know they can use practice on and skip those they dont. Because I do this everyday I know what to skip or practice. I never make them do every problem..it takes too long and CLE has so much repeat there is no need to keep practicing what they know by heart. Takes us half an hour to do one lesson amd my kids enjoy the interaction so much they say they never
  10. Anything with too many pieces... just can't be bothered storing them, finding them, using them. I get myself confused as well as my kids. Anything where I have to flip pages during the lesson...will never use anything that says Do this ( see page 9 of Part B Book 2). I use PDFs all the time because of living overseas but the printing needs to be straightforward. Please put everything needed ..lesson, activities, graphics all in one sequential spot. When I am printing a lesson I do not want to print the lesson, then scroll down 50 pages to the activity section, then scroll another 50 p
  11. LOL..the video is hilarious. It reminds me of being in school and when you did something wrong the teacher would make you write an apology essay to read to the class...clearly this is a traditional Australian punishment lol. That being said...his wife looks like she could be his daughter :) and bugger off is not really a swear word in Australia...it's considered politer then the other version lol
  12. We are.. My chosen history program flopped so I tried BYL since I already had it. We are using 1st grade because we started out doing ancients and my kids seem to like the books so far. I am just gathering together the things I need for the Kindergarten level for my youngest. He needs something lighter then what I originally planned. I will probably do 2nd grade next year. It was not my first choice to start with but it's been the only thing that is working and getting done so I'm happy with that.
  13. We use it and like it. My DD is dyslexic and with adjustments is able to use it just fine. It can be writing intense but I usually limit it to two writing activities per day and do the rest orally. We have used 4-5, 5-7, 6-8, and now 7-9. I think it covers the material well. My kids still remember things they did years ago.
  14. In Australia. Tons of American stuff. Tons of British stuff and quite a lot of Australian stuff. Those would be the top 3. When I lived in Korea they had lots of American stuff that was subtitled...not dubbed. Australian shows are usually high quality...as are the British shows. American shows are what they are LOL ( not as realist as other countries). We get some Canadian shows. A couple shows from New Zealand ...mostly reality tv type stuff.
  15. But thats because you live in Victoria.... in Adelaide Mexican is hard to find. I always laugh when Americans complain about cheese being white. I've travelled many places and no where but the US and Canada do they have orange cheese. Seriously, When I first saw it I had to ask DH why they would add food colouring to cheese. So nasty. If I was in Germany I wouldn't be missing anything...and ..pretzels...really...you can't get pretzels in Germany? Not even at one of the many specialty pretzel shops they have there that only sell 100 varieties of..you know...pretzels? lol
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