An interview with Melissa Bugeja, breastfeeding counsellor and mother of three.

Melissa Bugeja is a certified breastfeeding counsellor as well as a positive discipline educator and mother of 3 children. She offers parents pre- and postnatal workshops/courses, home visits and online support.  She is also heavily involved in educating the general public about breastfeeding through non-profit activities like the ‘Wonder Milk Walk‘ and ‘LatchOn’. “In Malta over 90% leave…

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A letter to the mum whose kid is always sick

To you mama who is worried, exhausted, desperate and feel like you are failing at being a mum.  You, who gets a pinch in your chest the minute you hear your child sneeze. You, who has to stop yourself from getting an anxiety attack when a child is coughing next to your child. You, who feels…

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Screen time and young kids – an expert’s outlook

As parents, one of the biggest challenges we face with our children is the issue of screen time and technology, especially when it comes to touch screen devices. The views and practices among parents vary, however one universal truth is that touch screen technology is here to stay, so the best thing we could do as…

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A mermaid in the Mediterranean. The artiste behind ‘The Sirena collection’ by Sam Selby

Sam Selby is an incredibly talented artiste who has managed to create not one, but two jewellery lines by the tender age of 32, ‘BoboStar’ and ‘The Sirena Collection’. She is also mum to a gorgeous two-year-old boy and has a vast branding, marketing and design background. Photo credits: Sam Selby, photographed by Matthew B Spiteri at The Music…

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The top 10 uses for pavements in Malta

As a mummy I must admit, trying to maneuver my babies in their strollers on Malta’s pavements has not been easy; In fact it made me realise that it’s not until you really need proper access on pavements that you realise the issues people using wheelchairs and strollers face. As part of trying to raise awareness…

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Want the best for your kids? Teach them Maltese.

It is a fact that English is a very important language and the fact that we are bilingual here in Malta has definitely helped us immensely; I, myself am writing this article in English and I am also ‘guilty’ of speaking to my children mainly in English. Yet, experience has taught me that in the grand scheme of…

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Breast is best..or is it? One mother’s obsessive struggle to breastfeed.

Daniela Sammut Mendez is originally from Venezuela. She is a qualified lawyer and after graduating, in 2011 visited Malta to study English and to explore the possibility of studying maritime law. At the time, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis was reaching new heights with a ‘record murder rate’ of 19,336 people (53 people being killed per day)…

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