‘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?

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

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 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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Introducing a newborn to a family of three, and a cat – by Tiziana Farrell

Today marks two weeks since our little one joined us. Looking back, two weeks went by in a flash! With all the happiness that a baby brings along, I must say that for me it’s been a struggle at times. From an extra, mega, long labour (contrary to what one thinks, the second time was not…

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Until One Becomes Two – A journal of a Maltese woman who is currently struggling with infertility

You’re at the stage where you’ve settled down with the concept of stability channelled by true love. Stage one tends to be when one is content with being with each other, exchanging memories, getting to know each other fully, intimately and deeply. Stage two involves the desire for something that belongs to both; be it…

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3 New Year’s ‘Intentions’, from a Career Mum Who is Tired of Failed Resolutions – By Natasha Vella

As the year draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on 2017. It was a challenging, interesting and exciting year that has flown by, too fast to be honest. A year of memories and firsts, of ups and downs, of exciting recollections which have passed. Yet with the rush of everyday life, I feel…

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Travelling With Young Kids: 12 Essentials To Pack In Your Child’s Hand-Luggage by Maureen Saguna

With Christmas coming up, you might be planning a small getaway to a snowy place or even to visit family abroad. And it’s all very exciting until you find yourself surrounded by piles of little outfits, toys and all the paraphernalia you need to pack for your children. After years of lugging extra luggage around…

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The Dark Side Of Trick or Treating – Swieqi Mum Gives Disappointing Account on Staying Home On Halloween.

Halloween is over. I was really looking forward to it but I am partly glad it is over. I am one of the first who enjoys decorating and making the most of something which is fun for kids. Yesterday we went all out in wanting to make the experience a great one for everyone, including…

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Flying With Kids – 6 Tips From A Mum Who Loves To Travel – By Maureen Saguna

Flying with young children can be daunting at best, but like with all other things in life, it becomes easier (and, dare I say, enjoyable) once you know what to expect. A little preparation and a positive attitude is all you need. I have never flown for longer than five hours with my daughters, but…

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