• 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.”

  • Teaching children how to appreciate art

    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.

  • 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

  • The Joy of Dance

    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.

  • Time to find our community

    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.

  • Vanessa Greco co-founder of LiFT: Learning in France Together

    Vanessa moved with her husband and 2 children to Nice in January 2016. She quickly found herself searching for activities for herself and the kids. But when dissatisfied with what she found she decided to join forces with 3 other mums and they founded LIFT French Riviera offering activities for kids including dance, theatre, sports, arts & crafts, cooking and language classes.

  • Amanda Paterson of VerdeGris

    “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.”

  • From California to Catalunya

    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.

  • Jane Mitchell in the market town of Alella

    “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.”

  • Interview with Andrea: mum of twin girls

    “They did have a special bond, when they shared a cot they would suck on each others head, once they were in their own room, they would stand up and chat and laugh at each other, it was funny and cute.”

  • Roya’s story: introducing her daughter to a second language

    “When I first visited Vincerola I was especially intrigued by the fact that one of the classroom teachers, Achmed who comes from Egypt, is deaf and solely communicates with the children in sign language. When Ella joined the nursery interacting with Achmed was quite a challenge for her and it took her some time to understand that she needed to communicate with him in a completely different way.”