• Trying to find the perfect school

    Annette Pacey grew up in New Zealand but has spent most of her adult life between the UK and Spain. She currently lives with her Spanish husband and young daughter in Barcelona, where she writes a blog, Barcelona Family Life.

  • Interview with Mr Andreas Swoboda, Principal of ICS Madrid

    “The medium of instruction is English throughout….. (but) we adapt Spanish lessons to our students needs, offering different levels in both Primary and Secondary Schools for students native and non-native.”

  • How kids can learn a foreign language quickly

    “It is believed by neuro-linguistic experts that talking to your pregnant belly in a foreign language as well as your native tongue is not only stimulating in terms of neuronal development, but also beneficial in terms of language acquisition in the womb.”

  • Mumpreneur Sarah Gemba tells us about her life as a mum abroad in Seville

    “Relocating to a new country and adapting to a new culture takes patience and understanding – the locals won’t always do things the way you are used to them being done back home and that’s OK.”

  • Interview with Plastic Surgeon Dr Noemi Gonzalez

    “I recommend not to concentrate just on the price  but much more on the qualification of your doctor and the quality of the products that they use.” Advice from Dr Noemi Gonzalez, a plastic surgeon based in Barcelona.

  • A Guide To Toy Decluttering

    “Follow the principles of the KonMari method, the ultimate decluttering process, which propounds tackling categories in their entirety so you can get a real grasp of how much you own in a particular grouping.”

  • Barcelona Breastfeeding Advice

    Elvira Lopez is a certified Breast Feeding Consultant based in Barcelona. Here she talks to MumAbroad Life about the benefits of breastfeeding, potential problems and when and how to introduce solids.

  • Interview with Health Clinic Director David Donaldson

    “We offer a comprehensive range of clinics for children starting with midwife services and all antenatal care, postnatal care, children’s immunisations, developmental checks and childhood diseases.” David Donaldson

  • Interview with Laura Lockett of deVere Italia

    “The earlier you start planning for it, the better. Do your research and ask for help!! The costs of schools and universities can vary drastically, so ensuring you have the right advice and goals is key.” Laura Lockett on saving for your children’s education.

  • Doula Floriane ‘Flo’ Zitouni, founder of Espace Bien Naitre

    “Women have complex needs during childbirth and the weeks that follow. In addition to medical care and the love and companionship provided by their partners, women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect. They need individualised care based on their circumstances and preferences.”

  • Sometimes being a mum is just not quite enough

    “I needed them as much as they needed me. It gave me a circle of friends, confidence and that rewarding feeling you get when you can give something back to the community that you live in and watch the future generation grow.”

  • Preparing your child for school in Spain

    “It is really important, despite any doubts you might have, to keep a positive attitude at all times and to avoid transmitting any of your anxieties to your child.” Education expert Bridget Nelson gives advice on how to prepare your child for starting school for the first time.

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