MumAbroad was founded in 2008 and has grown to become one of Europe’s most respected websites for the international community living in or relocating to Spain, France, Italy or Germany.
A message from the Founder
I was living in the beautiful city of Barcelona, having each just given birth to my first child. With no extended family to help with childcare, I looked for other resources to help guide us through this challenging period of our lives. I was surprised at how difficult it was to find easily accessible information about activities and services for parents and their children. It soon became apparent that there was a growing niche for an English language website which would offer parents from the International Community valuable information such as child-related services, schools, family activities, shops, family holidays and restaurants.
After extensive research and the help of hundreds of mothers, ‘Barcelona Mum’ was born, offering a comprehensive and personalised guide to family life in Barcelona. Within a few months, the website was changed to ‘MumAbroad Spain ‘ to incorporate Catalonia, Madrid, Andalucia, Valencia & the Costa Blanca and the Balearics. As the site gained momentum, MumAbroad France, MumAbroad Italy and MumAbroad Germany were subsequently established.
I believe that, in the majority of cases, parents are the best judge of anything child-related, so that is why our site is based mainly on recommendations. Every service, group or activity on our website has been recommended by at least one local Mum or Dad. On our blog, MumAbroad Life, you can read about other women’s experiences of living away from ‘home’ as well as interviews with a host of childhood experts from multilingualism to applying to University. In our Work Life section, we’ve showcased some inspirational women who have established successful businesses and created a life for themselves, many of whom have had to juggle work and family life alongside the challenges of living abroad. Our Facebook page gives parents a forum to share concerns, offer advice, buy & sell items and meet in a dynamic and growing online community.
We hope that you will find the information on our site useful and that you can also help us with our goal to constantly improve them by continuing to send us your comments and recommendations.
Founding Partner & Director
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