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  • The mad diary of a super mum

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s all-round super mum Tara Bannon, who tells Iggy Fenech just how she manages to juggle her family duties with keeping a personal and social life. Being a parent is one of the most rewarding roles in the world,...

  • Father for life

    Whether you’re an expectant father or a new dad, your life has probably already changed in some exciting and surprising ways. Theatre producer Wesley Ellul talks to Simonne Pace about his euphoric joy at being able to hold baby daughter Georgia in...

  • Bring back the broomstick

    Mrs Tilly Mannersworth* tut-tuts at today’s youth. Shocked by their basic lack of a sense of decorum she offers some sound advice for parents and young people alike, which, unsurprisingly, involves the use of a broomstick and penguins. Today’s...

  • Save for your child’s future

    The MSV Child Savings Plan has been specifically designed for parents and grandparents to plan for the future financial needs of their children and grandchildren, offering a very disciplined and convenient opportunity to start saving regular...

  • We are family

    With all the controversy surrounding the issue of same-sex adoption, it’s only too easy to lose sight of the real important players in the drama – the children themselves. Alison Bezzina speaks to a family with two mothers and a bunch of happy...

  • Spiritual parenting – the missing link

    Spiritual guide Gordon Vassallo offers advice on the best way to incorporate a sense of the religious in the lives of young children today. Raising children is a tough job. It has always been so. But in the midst of today’s realities where our...

  • Childfree and carefree?

    As more and more couples choose not to have children, Jo Caruana asks whether childfree is really the carefree option some think it is. Some couples don’t want children. Fact. And, according to international statistics, around 20 per cent of...

  • Making her miles count

    This is Emma McEwen (39) with her son Finn (5). Finn is an energetic boy whose eyes say a million words in a single gaze. Finn also has autism, and attends The Inspire Foundation where he follows a specialised programme that helps him not only to...

  • On their worst behaviour

    As much as parents do their best, constant good behaviour in children is impossible. However, there are times when ordinary naughtiness becomes something more serious. Psychologist Dr Stephanie Bartolo tells Ramona Depares what parents should do...

  • “Be there for your children”

    Love it or hate it, the cyberworld is now an indelible part of our children’s lives, be it for school research, entertainment or socialising. Yet, as the recent news stories on naked pictures and videos of individuals being shared online went to...

  • 3,600-year-old Egyptian mummy found

    Spanish archaeologists have unearthed a 3,600-year-old mummy in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt’s Antiquities Minister says. Mohammed Ibrahim said in a statement that the rare find in a preserved wooden sarcophagus dates back to 1600 BC, when the...

  • An office that works

    Gone are the days when an office was just a chance encounter between four chairs, a boardroom and some storage. Nowadays, an office is the best advert for a company – indeed, it is the face of a company. However, to play this role, an office has...

  • Clap along and smile

    Who needs happiness at the office? After all, it’s just work. We get our dose of happiness from friends and family rather than from colleagues whose sole intent is to get us demoted. While that might be partly true, when you consider that you...

  • Form and function

    Office furniture should not only successfully combine form and function but it should also look good. How do your products address these requirements? At Form we believe that good design is of the essence and we deal mainly in products that are at...

  • The flexi-office

    In 2012, Regus, the international flexible workplace provider, interviewed over 16,000 senior managers and business owners in 14 countries across six continents. The aim? To find out whether there was a link between productivity and flexibility at...

  • Offices in Malta’s most desirable business district

    Over the past decade, Malta’s economy has changed dramatically with new industries dominating the market. This clearly results from Malta’s ICT sector which has gained a solid reputation over the years. There has also been a substantial increase...

  • We clearly need to talk

    You work in an open-plan office, have a hot desking set-up, which means you can sit near different colleagues whenever you want to, and have a nice kitchenette where you can socialise. Moreover, you have all the communication technology that you...

  • Employee engagement, loyalty and retention

    Many successful companies attribute their success to their ability to attract the best team players on the market. However, employee engagement, productivity and retention are not a common coincidence between these companies. If you want to keep...

  • Right here, right now

    Recently The Huffington Post voted mind­fulness as one of the main trends that will shape our lives in 2014. And it is not only on a personal level that mindfulness and mindful living is taking off – even workplaces and business schools are now...

  • Get a desk job

    As a freelance writer and a full-time content specialist, my desk is sacred to me. It is the place where my magic, and sometimes a bit of tragic, happens. It’s my bubble, with plenty of clues about my personality: little gizmos I’ve brought back...

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