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Driving Abroad With Baby or Toddler – 10 Things I learnt From Experience. By Geraldine Powell

Summer is practically here and many of us are looking forward for a beautiful relaxed holiday away from our shores. Most probably running after our little ones and seeing that they are still alive and kicking instead of appreciating completely the scenery in front of us. But hey, at least we don’t have to cook…

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Postnatal Support Group in Malta to provide holistic approach to Childbearing and Childrearing

The Malta Midwives Association recently added another a service to their list – that of a walk-in support group for parents who have infants under one. Parents are invited to visit this group, meet other parents and put their mind at rest about rearing their little ones. The aim of the Postnatal Support Group, offered…

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5 Things Speech-Language Pathologists Want Everyone To Know…

“Oh, you are a speech therapist… are you a teacher?” That is what most of us, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) hear on a day-to-day basis. Yes, we do help the individual to learn how to communicate effectively up to their abilities. However, we do not teach the regular subjects we learn at school. That is, SLPs…

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A tribute to my Mummy friends – by Geraldine Powell

Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting, mind-boggling, beautiful, life-changing experiences in life. Once they put that baby in your arms, you know that life as you know it is no more. Life will be a completely different battle-field from now on. Motherhood is also an experience that needs to be lived one…

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8 things new mums in Malta want their colleagues to know

  1. Why our clothes are stained. If you see a stain on our top, chances are it is either a milk, puke, pee or poop stain. We have learnt to live with it. We hope you can too. 2. Why our clothes don’t match. See point 1 3. Why some of us new mums pump…

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That first grey hair and looking at the bright side of turning 40 – by Roselyn Borg

I can hear some of you say ‘what’s the fuss about?’ Or perhaps you may be saying ‘you’ll get over it soon enough’. Well at the moment I am writing this blog just after having observed that one white hair again on my head! I had noticed it a couple of months back and I…

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‘Mummy-Guilt, Why I Refuse To Feel Guilty’ by Geraldine Powell

Rewind two years ago when I was an excited and anxious mummy-to-be nearing my due date. I frantically searched online to find tips about my soon-to-be-role as a mummy. Suddenly, I come across many articles and posts about how guilty all mummies apparently feel for a lot of things they do once their babies are…

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Skiing Trip With a Baby, Yay or Nay? – by Daniela Grech Sultana

Here in Malta we are blessed with all year sunshine and clear blue seas (except for the last couple of weeks), yet some of us crave crisp mountain air and the sound of fresh snow as skis carve a neat line on winding pistes. That would be my husband. I, on the other hand, have…

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Reconnecting with the eldest child after having a newborn by Tiziana Farrell

Today my daughter and I went in search for muddy puddles. And it was fun! Actually it was the most exciting part of the day! These are indeed lovely, happy memories. But in reality lately I have been struggling to reconnect with my eldest girl. Connection is the key to happy parenting and I had…

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Expat in Malta: The Reality Of A Surprise Pregnancy, by Alissandra Smith

By Alissandra Smith My friends call me Ally, or “Ally Cat” due to my lazy laid back and curiously greedy fat-cat attitude. My mum moved here from England when I was only 10 and as soon as I was sufficiently educated at 19, I left miserable England and moved “home” to Malta, joining my mother…

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