• Would you hire a male nanny?

    “Recently however, it seems attitudes towards male nannies are changing fast, which can only be positive. People are beginning to let up on the bias that a career in childcare is only for women.” The Nanny Line, Barcelona

  • Stylish and sturdy products to help parents adapt and survive

    With over 20 years of research and development experience, and a Red Dot design award, phil&teds is still setting trends and global innovations.

  • AuPairWorld – connecting and caring

    “The family invites the au pair for a fixed period of time and treats him or her like a member of the family…..In the context of the au pair placement, the focus is laid upon the mutual cultural exchange between au pairs and host families.” AuPairWorld, the world’s leading au pair agency on the internet.

  • Music Together in Barcelona

    The Music Together® philosophy and method can be applied to very different ages in the preschool years, so we mix babies with toddlers and kids till 5 years old (always together with adults). You’ll often find siblings of different ages in the same class. (Piero, founder Music Together Barcelona)

  • Interview with Louise Morrison, Founder of Antenatal Online

    “We have had a really encouraging response. People welcome the fact that the site is offering an alternative to face to face classes – not everyone is comfortable in a class environment.” Louise Morrison

  • Obtaining a Mortgage in Spain

    “The main challenge is finding the right bank to suit your profile. Bank products and eligibility criteria vary considerably and one bank may be appropriate for one client and totally unsuitable for another.” Kevin Monger of Mortgage Direct gives the lowdown on getting the best possible Spanish mortgage

  • Moving to Madrid with kids: 5 things you should know

    “Choosing the right time of year can also be important, especially if your kids are of school age. They will find it much easier if they can start attending their new school at the start of the academic year, which is September in Spain.”

  • Interview with Russell Dean, founder of Quiropractic Remedy

    “I particularly enjoy treating families; there is nothing more satisfying in clinic than seeing three different generations of the same family coming in for their regular check-ups. Through our family packs we help families look after their health. Our mantra is to allow you to Live Without Limits.” Russell Dean

  • Interview with Lisette Sandoval, President of Barcelona Women’s Network

    “We have an annual average of 200 women ranging from ages 25 to 80 representing over 20 nationalities and having a ton of life experience and experience of living in Barcelona. Many have been here for more than 25 years and some have only arrived last week which adds to the diversity of our organization.”

  • Psychologist Nathalie Salaun on Postnatal Depression

    “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.”

  • Starting School at 3: The Public Education System in Barcelona

    “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)

  • What does it mean to be a ‘MumAbroad’?

    “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