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Christmas on the Road

Christmas on the Road

\"As Christmas approaches, we’re still not sure how the day will play out this year. We won’t have piles of presents under the tree nor Christmas parties to go to, but we will be together and we will be making new, wonderful memories and traditions.\" ...
“It is starting to feel a lot like Christmas”

“It is starting to feel a lot like Christmas”

\"On the night before December 13th, excitement is off the radar amongst most children in Lombardy. They are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Lucia to bring them gifts provided they have been well behaved all year, otherwise it’s a piece of coal instead!\" ...
London – Ibiza – Barcelona

London – Ibiza – Barcelona

\"We don\'t have a pram - no room in the car - and I like the African mama idea of throwing them on your back and them settling into you. We have a fab sling that works really well for everywhere!\" Juliet Murrel, mother, wife and creator of House of Voga ...
8 Things to do in Paris with Kids this Christmas

8 Things to do in Paris with Kids this Christmas

Paris blogger Claudette Parry of Mama Loves Paris offers 8 great ways to enjoy Paris this holiday season with the whole family. ...
A Calabrian Christmas: let the eating begin!

A Calabrian Christmas: let the eating begin!

\"For the Calabrese, food is life. When they aren’t eating, they are thinking about, or planning their next meal. Christmas time in Calabria is like heaven on a plate.\" ...
Interview with British trained midwife Laura Peña Ortega in Madrid

Interview with British trained midwife Laura Peña Ortega in Madrid

\"During some time spent in a remote area of the Amazon, I was lucky to witness a natural birth and met with a group of women who were traditional birth attendants. They taught me about their perspective on childbearing and birth. I was hooked from then on.\" ...
Interview with pioneer midwife Verena Schmid

Interview with pioneer midwife Verena Schmid

\"We focus not on risks but on resources and how to improve them. We apply positive communication to see the best, not the worst. We lead women back to their body and self-knowledge.\" ...
Wife Goes On

Wife Goes On

\"Several months after my husband had died I saw a show about a family living abroad called House Hunters International. They had moved to a beautiful little village outside of Barcelona, one of my favorite places on earth. The little pueblo of Sitges was right along the sea and boasted a lively town center along with an incredible expat community representing people from all over the globe.\" ...
Top 10 family homes in Maresme for under €1,000,000

Top 10 family homes in Maresme for under €1,000,000

If you are thinking about buying a family home outside of Barcelona the Maresme coast is a great choice: over 30km of sandy beaches, numerous marinas, 4,000 hectares of protected Natural Parks, a unique microclimate, countless high quality restaurants and its own wine denomination - what more could one ask for? ...
Interview Anna Powney in La Mayenne

Interview Anna Powney in La Mayenne

\"I have always felt at home here geographically but it has taken a while to become integrated socially. The Mayenne is a very rural and traditional area with families who have lived here for generations. The mindset is not very open and change is not on the agenda so the influx of British people into this area gets mixed reactions.\" ...

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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