British registered midwife Lynn Darbyshire in Munich

British registered midwife Lynn Darbyshire in Munich

\"At Pippagina I provide prenatal and postnatal classes for expectant parents and new mothers but what I also provide is a built in support group, making sure women are connected through Whatsapp groups and email, so they have support in these ...

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Time to find our community

Time to find our community

I’ve come to realise that when you relocate to a new city or country you can divide the whole experience into 2 phases. The “setting up your basic needs” phase like finding a home, getting the kids into school, daycare, etc. and hopefully getting ...

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Child-friendly traveling in Umbria, Italy

Child-friendly traveling in Umbria, Italy

\"The inspiration for The Little Voyager came when my son was a toddler and we went on our first holiday as a family. We booked a self-catering apartment that looked beautiful on the website but when we arrived the reality was nothing like the ...

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Vanessa Greco co-founder of LiFT: Learning in France Together

Vanessa Greco co-founder of LiFT: Learning in France Together

Vanessa moved with her husband and 2 children to Nice in January 2016. She quickly found herself searching for activities for herself and the kids. But when dissatisfied with what she found she decided to join forces with 3 other mums and they ...

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How To Save The Bees — and Have Fun Doing It!

How To Save The Bees — and Have Fun Doing It!

Steve Rogenstein talks to MumAbroad Life about BCN Honey Fest and Apicultura Urbana who is seeking partner schools to develop and implement its learning-about-bees program in English, Spanish, and Catalan. ...

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Amanda Paterson of VerdeGris

Amanda Paterson of VerdeGris

\"Having left my job in Brussels and with several small children it seemed to be my opportunity to escape office life and do something I really wanted to do so I looked for a course in furniture restoration in Barcelona and after a couple of years ...

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From California to Catalunya

From California to Catalunya

Diane Serra is a designer and creative director from San Diego, California now living in Olivella, Catalunya with her Catalan husband, daughter, Estel and white boxer, Ona. ...

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How to make moving abroad as easy as possible for young children

How to make moving abroad as easy as possible for young children

\"Whatever the age of your child, there are things that you can do to alleviate the strain of moving on your children and replace it with enthusiasm.\" ...

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Jane Mitchell in the market town of Alella

Jane Mitchell in the market town of Alella

\"The weather is great – we wake up to the sun most mornings and that alone has a very positive effect. And we are all comfortable in a multicultural and multilingual society – hopefully our children will find it easy to adapt wherever they chose ...

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Doula Carolyn Hecken on 5 first trimester musts if you are pregnant in Munich

Doula Carolyn Hecken on 5 first trimester musts if you are pregnant in Munich

\"Most of us don’t live close to friends and families as our grandparents and parents once did. You may be the first of your friends or acquaintances to experience parenthood. Let’s face it, the more supported we feel, the better we feel. So start ...

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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 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

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Government Website for Foreign Residents

www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en

 

Internations Spain

www.internations.org/spain-expats