11 things Maltese mothers want you to know

1) Why we are pushing a stroller on the side of the road instead of the pavement. No we do not enjoy the prospect of getting hit by a car, but the pavement is so bumpy, not even a 4-wheel SUV would make it without severe damage. Oh and there is what looks like a…

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Umbilical Cord Blood and Tissue Banking – 9 facts

I feel there is a lot of awareness about the availability of Cord Blood Banking in Malta however I also feel there is a lack of awareness in terms of the where, how and why. Do we know what a stem cell is? What are the potential benefits of Cord tissue banking? How did it…

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19 things the mum of a child with autism wants you to know.

I decided to write this list of dos and don’ts for one reason. Before my daughter was diagnosed with ASD, I had no idea what autism was. I stared, I probably asked inappropriate questions, and worst of all, I didn’t bother to inform myself until it affected me. I know it is a tall order…

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11 truths about going on holiday with kids

We’re going on holiday!! Yeyyy!!!…with our kiddies– woohoooo…so exciting!. That’s what I thought when I was packing away for our family holiday a few months ago. The truth is, a family holiday is not a holiday, it is actually the farthest thing away from a holiday for parents, and most of the time (but not…

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10 things I did that helped me survive having a second baby

I remember feeling really happy, anxious and scared all at the same time, when I found out I was pregnant with my second child. My baby was still 15 months old and I wondered how the heck I was going to survive a pregnancy whilst taking care of a very active and demanding toddler. Then…

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Mother expresses anger at fuss over Ira becoming a mother on FB

I have to say that one of the things that surprised me the most about motherhood was the vicious way in which women -especially mums (ironically enough) judge whatever decisions other mothers take. If we choose to breastfeed, then we are spoiling our child and we are exhibitionists. If we bottle-feed we are not giving…

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Get ‘mompreneur’ ready.

You’re a woman with super powers, you multi-task and juggle your way through each and every day just like a pro, you’re head over heels in love with motherhood and your family is at the heart of everything you do. There’s just one thing – there’s an encouraging voice in your head which just won’t…

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Will my baby ever sleep the night?

Well I should know. This is my second baby, and my experience with my first was full of major sleep deprivation in the first years and things have since improved substantially. Yet I can’t help but feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel; that my son will never ever sleep the…

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The ugly side of motherhood: a 3am meltdown from one exhausted mum

It is 2.49 a.m and I am sitting in my car. I just had a good cry. I am feeling desperate. I am falling apart. I am exhausted. I am fed up. At this hour almost every night I resent being a mother. It may sound awful but it is how I am feeling right…

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12 things I love about breastfeeding

Following my post about the reality of breastfeeding, which i wrote when I was having a really bad day, I thought it would only be fair to show the other side of the coin and share 12 things that I actually love about breastfeeding: The cuddles. Curling up with your baby whilst breastfeeding is one…

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