The benefits of pregnancy massage

Sophie Davis lives on the costa del sol near Estepona. She has been practising massage therapy for over 20 years. Her career has taken her around the world; from travelling with the Women’s tennis tour to working in New York City and London. She ...

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Therapy Sweet Therapy

Therapy Sweet Therapy

Emma Ruiz is a Gestalt Therapist based in Barcelona. She is passionate about learning and her work has always revolved around education and growth. Here Emma talks to MumAbroad Life about learning English, her relationship with the international ...

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Tweens, Teens and Mental Health

Tweens, Teens and Mental Health

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 ...

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Patient-centred Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Patient-centred Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Quirónsalud is one of Spain’s leading hospital groups. How does it differ from other health care providers in Spain? Quirónsalud is Spain’s leading provider of health services. Although ours is a young brand – born of the merger between ...

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Co-working spaces in Barcelona have a lot to offer female entrepreneurs.

Co-working spaces in Barcelona have a lot to offer female entrepreneurs.

Barcelona is home to many fantastic co-working spaces including Downtown Offices located in Sant Gervasi, which was the first work hub for female only  entrepreneurs in Spain. Cobaby is an innovative space for expat and local working women ...

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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 co ...

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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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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

www.thelocal.es/jobs

 

Government Website for Foreign Residents

www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en

 

Internations Spain

www.internations.org/spain-expats