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Member advice on having twins

(+) Double the love, double the fun. (-) Double the work, double the cost. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2005)

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Getting Engaged

(+) Finding your partner can still be romantic after 9 years together (-) Hangover from the champagne (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Living with Alcoholism

(+) N/A (-) Lack of support, ungrounded opposition to solutions (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Vasectomy

(+) No more children (-) It is just a small prick but it hurts (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Tests During Pregnancy

(+) Peace of mind that your child is normal (-) Heart-wrenching decision if all is not well (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Members Advice on Buying Toys

(+) Buying the right bike makes it a less frequent event (-) It only starts with buying the bike - what about knowing how to ride it? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Preparing for your Baby's Arrival

(+) This'll tell you everything you could possibly want to know (-) It'll also tell you a hundred and one things you don't (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Being in Foster Care or Children's Homes

(+) At least I wasn't put in a "home" (-) There are some foster parents that have no right to be (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Member Advice on Being a Step Parent

(+) Can Be Very Rewarding, You Can Get Lots More Love, You Can Help The Children Grow (-) Can Be Very Hard Work, The Children Can Be Resentful, Ex-Partners Can Make Life Difficult (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Cellulitis

(+) No matter how small if you have a proble - get it checked out! (-) .. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2005)

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Member advice on Caring

(+) Caring, closeness, rewarding (-) Hugely frustrating, disappointing, shattering (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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Member Advice on Surviving an Accident

(+) You learn from your experiences and how to handle that should it ever happen again. (-) Damaged vehcile. Loss of no claims. Expense of excess. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2003)

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Member Advice on Vaccination

(+) Saves lives. Lots of them (-) A lot of largely ill-informed hysteria (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Teen Suicide

(+) I can't think of any (-) Depression, ruins your life if you let it. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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Members advice on your drink being spiked

(+) you need to be warned (-) that you should have to be warned (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

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Member Advice on Attracting Women

(+) sex, love, marriage, friendship (-) black widow after effects, stds, slahed tyres (just kidding) (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Art Activities For Babies and Very Young Children

(+) You and your child have fun, wonderful artwork covering your walls, extra special gifts for family (-) Absolutley None (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2011)

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My Experiences of Weaning

(+) Get it right and it sets your child up for life. (-) It doesn't always run smoothly (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2011)

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Member Advice on Age Gaps

(+) Nothing matters when love is true. (-) sometimes you have to let go. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Ectopic Pregnancy

(+) None (-) The Whole Experience (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Bedwetting

(+) absolutely none (-) increase in washing, unhappy child, confusion and frustration (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on Female Sterilisation

(+) No worries about getting pregnant (-) Bitter, bitter regrets (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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How loneliness can affect your life

(+) may help somone. (-) A general view. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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When your child leaves home

(+) A fantastic opportunity (-) Feeling a bit sad (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2007)

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Member Advice on Open Relationships

(+) You may laugh (-) You may eat ice cream (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Parent Teacher Association

(+) Being involved with your childrens school (-) Being at school too much! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Member Advice on Philandering

(+) Fun and sex if thats what you want, and are unhappy. (-) Loss of partner, home, security, respect, other peoples lives destroyed. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Is there life after fifty ?

(+) Fifty years experience (-) depends. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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Member Advice on Baby Sleep

(+) Those sleepless nights will eventually fade into memory... (-) ....it might not happen until they leave home (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Member Advice on Antenatal Classes

(+) Plenty of opportunity to discuss hopes & fears (-) May have to pay a fee (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Double Trouble

Advantages: Double the love, double the fun.
Disadvantages: Double the work, double the cost.

At the point you are told you are expecting twins (or more) everything changes. No more do you picture yourself cuddling a sweet little baby, but suddenly you envisage a mountain of nappies, bottles galore and two screaming babies to attend to. So if you ...

LUNAH_C 17.07.2005 · Read full review
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My twins story

Advantages: Double the fun and great play mates
Disadvantages: Double the work

.In 1995 I lost a baby girl called Lauren she was still born which was a terrible time for me and think about her every day, but in the year 2000 I found out I was pregnant again, in the very early days of pregnancy I was very sick unlike my other pregna ...

Maxlarndison 12.01.2007 · Read full review
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The Rules of Engagement

Advantages: Finding your partner can still be romantic after 9 years together
Disadvantages: Hangover from the champagne

In February of this year (just after Valentine’s Day as it happens), the Office for National Statistics announced that rates of marriages in England and Wales were at their lowest level since records began in 1862. Rates had fallen 10% in one year alone, ...

Collingwood21 11.05.2007 · Read full review
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I Blame Jarvis

Advantages: exciittng, personal
Disadvantages: none

There are many milestones we pass on our journey through life. Birth, first steps, first day at school, first job, first car, engagement, marriage, children, retirement et al. Some are fixed whilst some come sooner for some than others and some do not ...

duskmaiden 17.08.2011 · Read full review
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I do!!

Advantages: Commitment to one another
Disadvantages: Are you sure its right??

...As I write this my pending engagement is edging closer, as some of you may know me and my boyfriend are planning on getting engaged soon after a great deal of conversation and me moaning on that it is something I would like to go, so he finally agreed. ...

KELLYLOUJ 06.03.2006 · Read full review
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