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How to travel with peace of mind when leaving your pets at home

How to travel with peace of mind when leaving your pets at home

Meet Angela, The TrustedHousesitters’ Award-Winning Community Manager.   You have to be a very special person to be a Community Manager at TrustedHousesitters, which is why the honorable title was given to their very own full-time house and pet sitter, Angela. Working as the expert of house and pet sitting, she... ...
7 common errors while working from home and how to avoid them

7 common errors while working from home and how to avoid them

Career writer Ellie Coverdale works for Essayroo and UK Writings. She writes about career development and flexible work arrangements including remote work and telecommuting. She enjoys opening up new possibilities for workplace development and professional developments to her audience. Ellie is a writing teacher for Boom Essays as well.  ... ...
5 Tips To Stay Healthy In The Holiday Season

5 Tips To Stay Healthy In The Holiday Season

Sabrina Ridaura left Venezuela, her home country, almost 10 years ago to travel the world along with her family. After settling in Barcelona she turned her passion for a healthy lifestyle into a business – BodyGlow Fitness & Nutrition. Here Sabrina gives her top tips for staying healthy during the... ...
The Five British Baby and Toddler Brands to Trust – Who, Why and How?

The Five British Baby and Toddler Brands to Trust – Who, Why and How?

If there is one thing that all parents have in common (aside from being sleep-deprived), it’s that they all want the best for their little ones. From nutritious and high-quality baby food to skincare products suitable for their delicate skin, it can sometimes be difficult to find the products that... ...
A Very Catalan Christmas – The Festive Period in Barcelona

A Very Catalan Christmas – The Festive Period in Barcelona

December has arrived. There’s an abundance of activities across the city, from age-old festive traditions (both weird and wonderful) to innovative pop-up events and plenty of family friendly events this Christmas in Barcelona. ...
Raising a Power Full Girl

Raising a Power Full Girl

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. In 2019, Niki launched her first book as co-author of the best selling Pay It Forward series: Notes to My Younger Self. In another... ...
Christmas in Madrid for all the Family

Christmas in Madrid for all the Family

Will you be spending the run up to Christmas in Madrid this year? Are you wondering if there are any traditional British festivities on offer? Are you hoping to join in with some traditional Spanish activities? Are you looking for an unusual/traditional/jokey Christmas present? If you answered yes to any... ...
Preparing for a New Baby

Preparing for a New Baby

Susan Austin is a family research specialist with Family Living Today. A mother of three and small business owner in Texas, Austin spends her days juggling work and family life — sometimes expertly, sometimes not.   Bringing home your baby is an exciting time, but it’s a lot of work... ...
From Savvy Sassy Moms to The Barcelona Edit

From Savvy Sassy Moms to The Barcelona Edit

\"In April 2017 my project; Shine Sparkle Radiate was born as a vision during a meditation, of all my life experiences, training and beliefs and skills. I knew it was my true calling and coming into my crone years, I felt called to use my healing, listening and empathy to help other women, girls and mothers.\" ...
Your New Start: Starting a Home Business

Your New Start: Starting a Home Business

Estelle Liotard is a seasoned content writer and a blogger, with years of experience in different fields of marketing. She is a senior writer at Grab My Essay and content editor at Studicus. Her passion is teaching people how to overcome digital marketing obstacles and help businesses communicate their messages... ...

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

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Government Website for Foreign Residents

www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en

 

Internations Spain

www.internations.org/spain-expats