Category: Interviews

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Challenges of Being a Working Mum

Being a working mum is a hard job that comes with sacrifices. We spoke to Marianna Kottnauer, the owner of HappyLabel.cz, who talks about the trials of being a working mum and how she copes with long work hours while giving time to her family. When asked about how hard it is to give time to kids when you‘re a working mum, she smiles and replies “Well, I’m certainly not alone in this, right?“

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Part of becoming a parent is learning to make sacrifices – Marianna Kottnauer, Mum + Entrepreneur

What’s tough – being a working mum or starting off on your own? Marianna Kottnauer, mum of two children and founder of HappyLabel.cz, answers Qs on the balancing act. Marianna is from Slovakia, and her husband is from Canada. They have two boys – Matt,11 years and Daniel, 9.  Marianna creates personalized, kid-friendly self-adhesive labels that are easy to use.  Here, she tells us about starting a business while being a mum.

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The Challenges of Working and Parenting

These days, it’s very common for both parents in a family, to work full-time to run the house. Although, this makes a family financially secure, when it comes to managing responsibilities, things do get a bit stretched. This month we spoke to Lidija Kovarik, and her husband Zdenek, who offer insights into their life as “working parents”.

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Teaching Children a Non-native Language

Living in the Capital of our beloved country Czech Republic, we hear the languages of the world every day. Whether on a tram, a metro or in the park, a day doesn’t go by when we can’t hear neighbors chatting away in their native language. And we all wonder how we can speak different languages and also teach our kids. Teaching a non-native language can be hard for parents and kids, but there are ways to make the journey easy.

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Playing Tennis for physical, mental development and fun! – Petr Kuznetsov, Coach

Petr Kuznetsov transformed his career in tennis for a university education while remaining a passionate student of the game. He has been a sports journalist and an active coach in Russia, Portugal and here in the Czech Republic. He moved to Prague, last year to continue his coaching work, this time working almost exclusively with kids. He had a chance to sit down with Little Panda and tell us why tennis is a great sport for kids and how it helps in a child’s mental and physical development.