Interview with Andrea: mum of twin girls

Interview with Andrea: mum of twin girls

\"They did have a special bond, when they shared a cot they would suck on each others head, once they were in their own room, they would stand up and chat and laugh at each other, it was funny and cute.\" ...

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Interview with Jill Stribling, Founder of English for Fun in Madrid

Interview with Jill Stribling, Founder of English for Fun in Madrid

\"We focus on ACTIVE learning versus passive learning. Spaniards have been learning languages passively since school began, with a big focus on grammar, memorization, worksheets and test preparation, which has led to generations of people who have ...

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Interview with Interior Designer Graham Collins

Interview with Interior Designer Graham Collins

\"Key to a successful renovation, is finding a reliable and skilled team of workers, and getting expert advice on negotiating the local bureaucracy, which can be time-consuming and tricky to work out for newcomers.\" Graham Collins, Interior ...

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Emily Kunze talks about multilingual students with learning differences

Emily Kunze talks about multilingual students with learning differences

\"Diverse Learning has one mission: To be the top learning center in Europe for multilingual children who learn differently.\" Emily Kunze, Founder Fundación Diverse Learning ...

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Roya’s story: introducing her daughter to a second language

Roya’s story: introducing her daughter to a second language

\"When I first visited Vincerola I was especially intrigued by the fact that one of the classroom teachers, Achmed who comes from Egypt, is deaf and solely communicates with the children in sign language. When Ella joined the nursery interacting ...

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The Best of the Maresme Coast for Families

The Best of the Maresme Coast for Families

Just north of Barcelona, stretching from Mongat to Malgret de Mar, the Maresme Coast is home to great beaches, Modernista architecture, historic village centres, sports facilities, nautic clubs, wineries and restaurants. Here you will find a few ...

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From a happy hippy in Ibiza to a cosmopolitan city mum

From a happy hippy in Ibiza to a cosmopolitan city mum

Dutch artist and mum Onke Truijen talks about her journey from hippy Ibiza to cosmopolitan Barcelona ...

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Interview with teenage twins Mia and Cara

Interview with teenage twins Mia and Cara

\"When we\'re at school and with friends we only speak Italian; at home with our parents we speak English. We both find it easier to express ourselves and think in English, even though we use Italian more throughout the day.\" Twins Mia and Cara ...

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Family-friendly Valencia

Family-friendly Valencia

\"Cycling along Paseo Marítimo and been crowded and uncomfortable while the route we took back through the city was really enjoyable. There were very few cyclists, the cycle paths were set apart from the cars in most places and the streets were ...

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Relocating from Vancouver to Barcelona

Relocating from Vancouver to Barcelona

\"My advice to others thinking of relocating is to have about 3 times as much money as you think you\'ll need. Also join any local expat groups on social media before you arrive - the members have a wealth of information.\" Maya Mackenzie on ...

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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

www.thelocal.es/jobs

 

Government Website for Foreign Residents

www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en

 

Internations Spain

www.internations.org/spain-expats