Becoming a Mother in Barcelona

Becoming a Mother in Barcelona

“I enjoyed being an expat until I became a mother. Then it was time to go home.” Marcela Nievas talks to MumAbroad Life about her expereince of becoming a mother away from home and the urge to return to her home country.   When I ...

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For the two founders of TANDEM Language School it is also a vocation, a life project and a meeting place.

For the two founders of TANDEM Language School it is also a vocation, a life project and a meeting place.

TANDEM Escuela International Madrid was founded in 1982 by Begoña Llovet and Matilde Cerrolaza. Between them they have over 70 years of teaching experience. Here they talk to MumAbroad Life about TANDEM, Sugestopedia and Family Spanish Classes. How ...

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Parent and baby classes that promote post natal health and bonding

Parent and baby classes that promote post natal health and bonding

Mum and entrepreneur Victoria Jennings established Bloom Baby Classes in 2017. She was looking for a more flexible work life to fit around her three girls. She had suffered from PND and anxiety after the arrival of her first daughter and wanted to ...

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Social Media…mentor or monitor?

Social Media…mentor or monitor?

Combining her accomplishments as a teacher, coach, therapist, mentor, sacred space holder and her admiration for women everywhere, Niki Moss Simpson launched SHINE. SPARKLE. RADIATE in 2017. On 8th March this year Niki launched her first book as co ...

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Mountain Buggy wins German Design Award

Mountain Buggy wins German Design Award

This is a sponsored post. New Zealand’s own baby goods brand, Mountain Buggy, has received top accolades for their newest product – a side-by-side double buggy – in the German Design Awards 2019 . The brand’s nano duo™ was announced a ...

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Therapy in Barcelona can help with the challenges of family relocation

Therapy in Barcelona can help with the challenges of family relocation

Leigh Matthews is a registered Australian psychologist and founder of Therapy in Barcelona, her solo practice, which is now an international team of therapists, providing counselling and coaching in English to adults, children, adolescents and ...

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The benefits of pregnancy massage

Sophie Davis lives on the costa del sol near Estepona. She has been practising massage therapy for over 20 years. Her career has taken her around the world; from travelling with the Women’s tennis tour to working in New York City and London. She ...

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Therapy Sweet Therapy

Therapy Sweet Therapy

Emma Ruiz is a Gestalt Therapist based in Barcelona. She is passionate about learning and her work has always revolved around education and growth. Here Emma talks to MumAbroad Life about learning English, her relationship with the international ...

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Tweens, Teens and Mental Health

Tweens, Teens and Mental Health

Combining her accomplishments as a teacher, coach, therapist, mentor, sacred space holder and her admiration for women everywhere, Niki Moss Simpson launched SHINE. SPARKLE. RADIATE in 2017. On 8th March this year Niki launched her first book as co ...

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Patient-centred Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Patient-centred Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Quirónsalud is one of Spain’s leading hospital groups. How does it differ from other health care providers in Spain? Quirónsalud is Spain’s leading provider of health services. Although ours is a young brand – born of the merger between ...

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Note from the founders

MumAbroad was founded by Rebecca Laidlaw, an Internet Marketing consultant & Carrie Frais, a Journalist and PR executive. Carrie lives in Barcelona and is Mum to Poppy (7) and Bertie (5) and Rebecca lives in Oxfordshire (UK) and has 3 children, Ollie (7), Sophie (5) and Theo (1). “In 2007, we were both living in the beautiful city of Barcelona, having each just given birth to our first child. With no extended family to help with childcare, we looked for other resources to help guide us through this challenging period of our lives. We were surprised at how difficult it was to find easily accessible information about activities and services for parents. 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 scores of mothers, Barcelona Mum was born, offering a comprehensive and personalized guide to family life in Barcelona. Within a few months MumAbroad Spain was launched, incorporating the whole of Catalunya and subsequently Madrid, Andalucia, the Costa Blanca and the Balearics. As the site gained momentum, MumAbroad France, MumAbroad Italy and MumAbroad Germany were established and in 2014 the four sites were amalgamated under one roof. We believe that, in the majority of cases, parents are the best judge of anything child-related, so that is why our site is based purely on recommendation. Every service, group or activity on our website has been recommended by at least one Mum or Dad. In our interview section, you can read about other mums’ experiences of living abroad as well as interviews with a host of childhood experts. In our Women in Business section, we’ve discovered some inspirational ladies, who have established successful businesses in and created a life for themselves, many of whom have had to juggle work and family life. Our forum allows parents to share concerns, offer advice, advertise services, buy & sell items and virtually meet others in an online community.” Carrie & Rebecca carrie@mumabroad.com rebecca@mumabroad.com

English Speaking jobs

www.thelocal.es/jobs

 

Government Website for Foreign Residents

www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en

 

Internations Spain

www.internations.org/spain-expats