“From the beginning CoFamily has been a space for meetings and events that are always related to maternal entrepreneurship or activities for families. Throughout the year we offer workshops focused on learning for both families and children.”
Penelope Olij-Perez, Co-Founder of Mimoun relocation agency, talks to MumAbroad Life about her passion for helping others and how she uses her extended social network to make clients feel at home.
Erica, mother of two and wife of one, tells us about those first heady days of relocating half way around the world, introducing her children to Alhambra Palace and finding out what life in Spain it is all about.
“I gave birth to my daughter Millie (short for Miller) in June of 2007 after 9 months of learning how to defend myself from an unnecessary C-section, and there began the greatest adventure of my life.” Kiersten, Owner & Founder, Bellies Abroad
Andrea and her husband Tony found that by grabbing every opportunity as it passed, in their adopted hometown, has allowed them to live their dream and has given them the flexibility to spend quality family time with each other and with their twin daughters. Here she shares their journey with MumAbroad Life.
Amy Odaro spent 9 months in Marche, an eastern Italian region, with her husband and young son. Here she talks to MumAbroad Life about their positive experience and shares her favourite family-friendly services, restaurants and places to visit.
“Fitting in like a local is all about observing them well, learning the language and customs and trying your best to get as close to their dolce lifestyle as possible – always maintaining your own values of course.” Sophie Charlotte, Life Coach
“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.”
Viviana Bagnato, co-founder of ART and SEEK, talks about the inspiration behind the educational programmes they offer in English for the communities of Rome.
“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.