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Eily Hsu, mother of two, is searching for innovative products to bring to families in Europe

Eily Hsu, mother of two, is searching for innovative products to bring to families in Europe

WONDERBUBZ is an Irish based company founded by Eily Hsu, a busy Mum of two active and curious kids. The company aims to provide a range of innovative products which enable parents to create engaging learning opportunities with their children.   For 20 years you built a successful career in... ...
The International Schools Database will help you find a school to suit your family’s needs

The International Schools Database will help you find a school to suit your family’s needs

Founded by wife and husband team Andrea and Gerardo Robledillo, International Schools Database will help you find, research and compare international schools in cities all over the world. Having lived as expats for more than 15 years and having 2 children themselves, they know first hand how time consuming and... ...
Art therapy in Barcelona

Art therapy in Barcelona

Jenna Mann talks to MumAbroad Life about her passion for art therapy, how it can help children and the challenges she faces introducing it into schools and health facilities in Spain. ...
Life in lock down for this mum, daughter, intuitive empowerment coach and irritated highly sensitive human being

Life in lock down for this mum, daughter, intuitive empowerment coach and irritated highly sensitive human being

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. In 2019 Niki became an international bestseller as co-author of the Pay It Forward series: Notes to My Younger Self and completed her 300... ...
Latest Lockdown News in Spain

Latest Lockdown News in Spain

Fifty-two percent of Spain including all its islands, the whole of Andalusia, the Basque Country and Galicia is now in phase 3. The de-escalation to a ‘new normality’ officially started on Monday 4 May and will last eight weeks, until the end of June. The state of alarm will officially end... ...
How we can help our teens during lockdown and when we get out

How we can help our teens during lockdown and when we get out

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. In 2019 Niki became an international bestseller as co-author of the Pay It Forward series: Notes to My Younger Self and completed her 300... ...
Turning 50 – thoughts, memories and observations

Turning 50 – thoughts, memories and observations

MumAbroad founder Carrie Frais reached a milestone this week and shares her thoughts, memories and observations with 50 years under her belt   I used to be a TV news presenter but never felt totally at ease. Far too exposed. I am fairly clumsy so sometimes after a shift I... ...
St George British School in Madrid

St George British School in Madrid

St George’s School is a British international private school, approved by regional authorities and certified by the British Council. It is a member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain, founded in 1978 to promote, maintain and defend British education in Spain. St George British School in Madrid... ...
Walking Away from the American Dream

Walking Away from the American Dream

As a freelance writer, wife and mother of three young children Lauren came from a typical suburban life in the United States. Big home, two cars in the garage, corporate executive husband and a fun little side hustle for herself restyling antique furniture. What a life, right?   So why... ...
St George British School in Barcelona

St George British School in Barcelona

St George’s School is a British international private school, approved by regional authorities and certified by the British Council. It is a member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain, founded in 1978 to promote, maintain and defend British education in Spain. St George British School in Barcelona... ...

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 and Bertie and Rebecca lives in Oxfordshire (UK) and has 3 children, Ollie , Sophie and Theo . “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

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