“We are all different and we have choices. What is important when feeling depressed, is to discuss the treatment options with your doctor and your loved ones and together make an informed decision on what is the best treatment for you and your baby.”
“From my daughter’s point of view it’s worked out very well so far. But for me as a foreign parent, trying to get to grips with the school system was one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced since moving here.” (Mum and blogger Annette in Barcelona)
“Their upbringing may be different to mine, their cultural heritage foreign to me, but they are settled, they are grounded and they are happy.” Dominique White, a mum abroad
Dancer and teacher Joy Voelker talks to MumAbroad Life about lifestyle, moving to Madrid, spacial awareness and children and teaching dance to toddlers and teens.
“We are always striving to improve our services. Indeed the next phase of the outdoor play area, planned for 2018 is to include crazy golf and a zip wire!” Sharon Webber, Operations manager at Mundo Manía
I’ve come to realise that when you relocate to a new city or country you can divide the whole experience into 2 phases. The “setting up your basic needs” phase like finding a home, getting the kids into school, daycare, etc. and hopefully getting food in the fridge on a consistent basis. Then there is the “time to find our community” phase which actually is of equal importance.
Steve Rogenstein talks to MumAbroad Life about BCN Honey Fest and Apicultura Urbana who is seeking partner schools to develop and implement its learning-about-bees program in English, Spanish, and Catalan.
“Having left my job in Brussels and with several small children it seemed to be my opportunity to escape office life and do something I really wanted to do so I looked for a course in furniture restoration in Barcelona and after a couple of years at the school of restoration I started out on my own.”
Diane Serra is a designer and creative director from San Diego, California now living in Olivella, Catalunya with her Catalan husband, daughter, Estel and white boxer, Ona.
“Whatever the age of your child, there are things that you can do to alleviate the strain of moving on your children and replace it with enthusiasm.”
“The weather is great – we wake up to the sun most mornings and that alone has a very positive effect. And we are all comfortable in a multicultural and multilingual society – hopefully our children will find it easy to adapt wherever they chose to live in the future.”
“We focus on ACTIVE learning versus passive learning. Spaniards have been learning languages passively since school began, with a big focus on grammar, memorization, worksheets and test preparation, which has led to generations of people who have studied English their whole lives but still don’t feel comfortable communicating in English in social or professional contexts.”