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The Digital Neck: Forward head posture and its effects on teenagers

The Digital Neck: Forward head posture and its effects on teenagers

Does this look familiar? A row of teenagers with their heads bent forward, hunched and with rounded shoulders. What’s the problem? Teenager’s digital device use has sharply increased in the past 9 years. If we look at South Korea, the most ...

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Tot Teràpia – Empowering you to help your family thrive

Tot Teràpia – Empowering you to help your family thrive

Tot Teràpia is a centre in Sant Cugat, Barcelona dedicated to assisting children, teenagers and families. They have a multidisciplinary approach combining innovative technologies with more conventional therapies. Therapists work on emotional ...

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Montessori Village Sarrià-St Gervasi

Montessori Village Sarrià-St Gervasi

The Montessori Village brand was founded in Madrid in 2011. Can you tell us something about how and why it was founded? Maria Giménez and Ana Monemeneu, who have been friends for over 15 years, created Montessori Village after becoming mums. They ...

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What teens can teach their parents…yep really!

What teens can teach their parents…yep really!

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 ...

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Language acquisition through physical and artistic expression

Language acquisition through physical and artistic expression

Michele Goldin had become increasingly interested in the results that could be achieved at the intersection of dance and language immersion in early childhood and decided to apply her multidisciplinary background. Here she talks to MumAbroad Life ...

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Innovative work spaces in Barcelona and Madrid

Innovative work spaces in Barcelona and Madrid

Flexible, private, well designed workspaces you can book in a few clicks and pay by the hour. After graduating from her Master’s Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from ESADE, Anna Martínez Balañá founded Sheltair. Here she tells ...

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Applying to American Universities – part 2

Applying to American Universities – part 2

Part 2 of a 4 part series on how to apply for a place at an American University, by Sandra Cress, a Barcelona-based independent university admissions advisor. (Photo: Connecticut College, New London, CT)

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Knitting Knockers on the Costa del Sol

Knitting Knockers on the Costa del Sol

"We are very proud to be a small part of the worldwide service to bring comfort to ladies affected by breast cancer." Maria, Co-founder of Knitted Knockers Costa del Sol

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Where to eat out in Milan

Where to eat out in Milan

Where can you find the best food in Milan? Read on to discover suggestions from 'Wanted in Milan' for where to eat out, with a guide for all tastes and budgets.

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10 things your teen wants you to know (kinda)

10 things your teen wants you to know (kinda)

"Stop trying to fix their stuff for them, count to ten, breathe & let them find their own solutions. When you focus on what’s 'wrong', even if your intentions are well meaning, it can make them feel that something is wrong with them. If it’s not ...

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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

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Government Website for Foreign Residents

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Internations Spain

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