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Category: Guest posts

The story of a mum who survived Placenta Accreta

The story of a mum who survived Placenta Accreta

[ 0 ] 27/02/2015 |

Guest writer Jennifer Cornthwaite*   All I ever wanted in life was to have children. Ever since I was little, it is how I imagined my life to be. I was over the moon when, in April 2007, I found out I was pregnant; it was the happiest time in my life! Shortly after the exciting news […]

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5 ways to ease the discomfort of labour

5 ways to ease the discomfort of labour

[ 0 ] 19/02/2015 |

Guest post by Jacqueline Cuthel*   Whether you are at home or in the hospital, a first or experienced mum, there are many simple ways to soothe and ease the discomfort of labour! Here are my 5 favourites: A birth ball – these beauties can be used in many ways to help support you or your […]

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My Husband Ignored My Cries

My Husband Ignored My Cries

[ 0 ] 18/01/2015 |

I read a conversation on Facebook this morning that grabbed me so hard I just had to post it. Sophie: My husband left me alone crying until I threw up. Jess: But I bet you can now self soothe! Sophie: I’m too scared to make a noise next time. Jess: Happy husband happy wife hun […]

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Formula advertisements in Malta should be banned

Formula advertisements in Malta should be banned

[ 0 ] 07/09/2014 |

I am sure most of you have read the recent article ‘Fearne seeking agreement to ban advertising of breast milk substitutes‘ on Times of Malta. As a result, there have been lots of discussions privately and in Facebook groups, either supporting or rejecting the idea. My personal point of view is that yes, of course, […]

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An apology letter to my second child

An apology letter to my second child

[ 0 ] 31/08/2014 |

Writer Jennifer DeMattia – source: Bugs, Dirt & Mommy* My Dearest Second Child, As your arrival into this world got closer, I began making my rounds. I got together with aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and anyone else I could think of to reminisce about all the fun times. I had convinced myself that once you […]

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How to apply for the eResidence card in Malta – the most up to date information!

How to apply for the eResidence card in Malta – the most up to date information!

[ 0 ] 28/08/2014 |

This post is courtesy of Patricia Graham, representing the Facebook group Class Action Against ARMS LTD*, a Facebook group that has been formed for interested parties to stay up to date with the latest issues affecting Non Maltese Residents, who are EU Nationals, initially with regard to the over charging by the Utility company ARMS Ltd and […]

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Adopting in Malta

Adopting in Malta

[ 0 ] 20/07/2014 |

This is the success story of a Maltese family adopting a Russian girl and bringing her to Malta, as told to maltamum by mum I.   ‘I’m the proud mum of an adoptive 5 years old. She’s Russian and we saw her for the first time when she was 10 months. We went to Russia […]

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The story of a foster mum in Malta, caring for babies born addicted to drugs

The story of a foster mum in Malta, caring for babies born addicted to drugs

[ 1 ] 29/06/2014 |

Most children who come into the world, have been dreamt of, wished for, planned for. Many these days however, were not planned and decisions have to be made that are sometimes heartbreaking. Many are born through drunken one night stands, alcohol induced stupors and drugged up highs. Unlike that drunken one night stand, the little […]

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Nutrition and Children – basic guide

Nutrition and Children – basic guide

[ 1 ] 29/05/2014 |

Guest post by Nutritionist, Mirela Burhuc*   Most of children nowadays rely too much on junk food, fast food (pizza, burgers, fries, chicken nuggets) and if given money to purchase foods by themselves, their choices are: chips, biscuits, crisps, cakes, sugary fizzy colas and juice drinks. I sometime see photos on FB posted by their parents […]

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Ethan’s story – Breaking the autism glass ceiling

Ethan’s story – Breaking the autism glass ceiling

[ 0 ] 25/05/2014 |

Dalia Shkedy from San Diego, California, USA wanted to share with us her experience and inspire more parents never to give up. She’s the mum behind the Alternative Teaching Strategy Center, a non-profit NPA (non-public agency) registered with the California Department of Education. This is her son’s story: My son, Ethan is a 17-year-old nonverbal boy […]

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