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Photographer Aga Piatkowska Captures Precious Family Moments

Photographer Aga Piatkowska Captures Precious Family Moments

“Ever since I was little I used to spend after school time at my mom’s studio first watching and then started helping out with the lights and the studio set up. What great fun that was for an 8 year old! Later my mom noticed my interest and started teaching... ...
A Collaborative Education Environment in the Heart of Valencia

A Collaborative Education Environment in the Heart of Valencia

Neil John Barnes has been linked to British School of Valencia since 1998 when he began working as a full time Primary teacher and Headteacher of the school. Born in Liverpool, he studied Biology and Education at University. He has also taken on the role of Director since January 2020.... ...
Understanding UK University Admissions

Understanding UK University Admissions

Run by an ex-deputy headmistress, Charters Education Support is well placed to offer expert advice, both long-term and short-term on all aspects of UK university admissions. They help both UK and international students. Founder, Sarah Alakija talks to MumAbroad Life about why she loves helping students and the most important... ...
New regulations in the Spanish mortgage market

New regulations in the Spanish mortgage market

Since 2006 Mortgage Direct have been liaising with banks, estate agents and international property buyers in Spain’s ever-changing mortgage market. They have adapted their independent service to the needs of property buyers and they continue to negotiate with the banks to provide their clients with preferential deals both in terms... ...
Assisted Reproduction in the Heart of Andalucia

Assisted Reproduction in the Heart of Andalucia

Hospital Ceram Marbella is specialised in fertility, maternity and paediatric care. The Maternity Unit encourages natural births and has 2 fully equipped rooms for water births. The dedicated fertility unit, CERAM (Clinic for Assisted Reproduction in Marbella) was founded in 1993 with basic diagnostic programs on fertility, ovaic stimulation treatments... ...
Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona

Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona

\"It is important to BFIS that new families feel a part of our community as soon as possible, providing a quick and easy transition for students and parents. To meet this goal, BFIS provides a Welcome Program designed to help new students and their families make early connections within our friendly and inclusive community.\" Charo Rodriguez Director of Communications, BFIS ...
Mothering a t(w)een daughter the best way I can

Mothering a t(w)een daughter the best way I can

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-author of the best selling Pay It Forward series: Notes to My Younger Self. In... ...
Mum and Entrepreneur Lena talks about Fun, Finance & Family

Mum and Entrepreneur Lena talks about Fun, Finance & Family

Lena Perepelova is a passionate advocate of change in education. It is her strong belief that if the general public had a greater understanding of finance, business and economics it would diminish inequality and improve social equilibrium. Lena currently manages two entrepreneurial initiatives: FunFinance Academy, a virtual business school for... ...
Bee Tutored – Boutique Tutoring in Barcelona

Bee Tutored – Boutique Tutoring in Barcelona

Bee Tutored International (BTI) is a NYC based boutique tutoring company supporting students from Elementary through High School, including IB prep classes for the IB Diploma students. Susana Soler is their representative in Barcelona. Here she talks to MumAbroad Life about their services.   Why and when was Bee tutored founded? Kate... ...
How to Navigate Intercultural Relationships

How to Navigate Intercultural Relationships

Leigh Matthews is a registered Australian psychologist and founder of Therapy in Barcelona. Leigh moved from Australia to Barcelona in 2011, left a successful private practice in her home country, opened another in Barcelona, married a local and gave birth to her son here in 2012.  She comes to her... ...

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

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