About MumAbroad MumAbroad was founded in 2007 by Rebecca Laidlaw, an Internet Marketing consultant and Carrie Frais, a journalist and PR
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Relocation & Business Expert Tracy Leonetti on moving to France and now helping others do the same
Acting Executive Principal James Petrie on what makes BSB stand out in the region
In Conversation with Holistic Therapist Catriona O'Curry
In conversation with the owner of Little Frogs Sierentz, a new bilingual creche in Alsace
MumAbroad's pick of the best holiday camps in Catalonia
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About MumAbroad
King's College Chamartín - Infant School in Madrid
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Minerva's Virtual Academy
Award-winning online school for 11-18 year olds
Live your best life in France
Relocation & Business Expert Tracy Leonetti on moving to France and now helping others do the same
The British School of Barcelona
Acting Executive Principal James Petrie on what makes BSB stand out in the region
Online Coaching and Family Systems Therapy
In Conversation with Holistic Therapist Catriona O'Curry
Opening a New Little Frogs Daycare Franchise in France
In conversation with the owner of Little Frogs Sierentz, a new bilingual creche in Alsace
Summer Camps in English Barcelona 2024
MumAbroad's pick of the best holiday camps in Catalonia
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The Digital Jungle - A 4Voices Public Speaking Event
Teenagers speak out about the challenges they face in today’s digital world

Community for English-speaking families

MumAbroad meets the growing demand from English-speaking parents living abroad in Europe for concise, credible, updated and trustworthy information  from international education and birthing options to family activities and relocation services. All advice is from expat mums living abroad.

MumAbroad was established in 2008 and fast became one of Europe’s leading resources for English-speaking families living in or relocating to key ‘international’ regions and cities in Spain, Italy, France & Germany.

This invaluable online resource offers parents hundreds of hand-picked listings on Maternity Services, Baby & Toddler, Activities for Kids, Family Services, Healthcare and Home & Admin. We offer a specific focus on International Schools, Educational Specialists, Therapists & Coaches and Relocation Services.

We offer an extensive archive of articles and interviews on our blog, MumAbroad Life and on our YouTube channel on a wide variety of practical and valuable topics and real life stories relating to family life in Europe.

MumAbroad has also become the go-to platform for female entrepreneurs – our Work Life directories promote solopreneurs, women working in start-ups, directors and CEOs.

MumAbroad’s social media pages – Instagram & Facebook  continue to attract a growing online community looking to connect, share experiences, ask advice and give recommendations with other like-minded women living away from their native ‘home’.

Our team in Europe is able to offer an insider’s guide to life abroad, to help you through the tough challenges as well as the many joys. Our aim is to create a community of like-minded english-speaking women in Europe, whether they are parents or not, to form synergies and collaborations and to discover connections and forever friends.

The latest interviews from MumAbroad’s YouTube channel


International School of Toulouse – Interview with Principal Rachel Leonard

International School of Toulouse - Where learning takes off Are you looking for an international education for your children in the

Couples Therapy with Marléne Rose Shaw

Couples Therapy for Expat Couples Marléne Rose Shaw is a therapist and coach who specialises in helping couples overcome challenges and

Valencia’s cultural heritage, customs & traditions

Valencia's cultural heritage, customs & traditions If you want to thrive, not just survive in Valencia, "prepare to immerse yourself
Brewster Madrid American School

Brewster Madrid American School interview with Founding Head Craig Gemmell

Brewster Madrid American School Brewster Madrid is an American school located in downtown Madrid offering an innovative education to 3 to

How to Choose an International School

How to choose an international school with Corina Rader, Head of Rome International School What to look for when choosing an international

The Spanish Digital Nomad Visa – Expert Advice

Spain's Digital Nomad Visa - everything you need to know In this MumAbroad interview, Laurence Lemoine, founder of Valencia Expat

Latest Podcasts

MumAbroad founder Carrie Frais hosts different podcasts including The Soundtrack to My Life, Notes on Leadership and 4Voices, a public speaking platform for teens. If you are interested in being featured please email info@mumabroad.com

"MumAbroad has been such a great resource for us as a mom-focused business in Milan. It's wonderful to collaborate with them and every interaction has been easy and professional."


"By embodying the essence of being a foreign mum in a foreign land, MumAbroad Life brings readers insight to familiar scenarios in our new environs. No matter whether we are a mum abroad in Munich, Milan or Madrid, we have a lot in common. How many kisses are we supposed to give and/or receive in our new country? Should we home-school or world-school our children? What is the best way to keep our children cool in the summer? You name it, MumAbroad Life have tackled it providing priceless peer-to-peer advice on every subject under the sun. Want to know why we enjoy our quality of life so much as mums abroad? Step inside this blog to discover why!"


"Thank you MumAbroad team for your openness, support, advice, and accessibility. Thank you for empowering mums like me."


"MumAbroad is a great source of information for any mother who finds herself living overseas and in need of relevant information. Personally, I have found fantastic holiday recommendations on the site and also appeared on their Mums in Business section for Madrid alongside other women who have started their own businesses since moving abroad."


"The MumAbroad events attract the most interesting, dynamic and entertaining women from around the Barcelona area. Lots of fun & loads of great connections"

Nadine Astorga

"Before moving to Spain, I wanted to know more about the local school system, international school options and areas to live in with children. You have to get it right and I had many questions and apprehensions and MumAbroad proved an immensely useful site. Once in Spain I started my own company and hooked up with other mums in business through MumAbroad as well. Exchanging ideas with women in my own situation who are foreign mums juggling home life and business has helped on many levels from personal to marketing and networking."


"I moved my family to Barcelona in 2010 but started the process of researching and making decisions in 2008. MumAbroad was totally invaluable. I have worked and travelled abroad but moving three children of multiple ages was much more complex. I cannot express my gratitude in what I learned about schooling, places to live, health care and the links to local people. It has totally directed us to good times and aided us in the low points. MumAbroad, I would hate to have done it without you or be without you! You are the Lonely Planet/Rough Guide equivalent to relocating a family!"


"Both Jane and Carrie are very professional and extremely helpful in getting information to potential clients through both their website and social media."