Angelika Heinbach, owner of Mosaiccos, talks to MumAbroad Life about her passion for Gaudi’s architecture and design why she set up her business.
“Kids are practically VIPs here in every social setting. In a tapas restaurant the other day, the waiter bent down to my children’s level, took both their hands and whisked them off behind the bar. They chortled with delight and re-emerged moments later with a chocolate treat each.”
“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.”
Degustabox offers up to 15 delicious treats delivered straight to your door each month. Many of the brands are new and haven’t even hit the stores yet.
“Scouting provides children with the opportunity to meet with their peers in an informal setting, away from school or Sunday school. The children work towards specific goals, are focussed, learn how to work in a team, learn by doing, have fun, share and are responsible.”
A look at one of Spain’s leading international schools and IB specialists SEK-Catalunya.
Ali Lawrence and Jill Witkamp, founders of Palma College in Mallorca, which opened for students in September 2013, talk about the challenges of opening the island’s first international sixth form college.
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.
Niamh Lynch is a digital strategist who works with small businesses to transform how they approach the often baffling world of online marketing. Here’s our interview…
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.
“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
Midwife and Lactation Consultant Gabriella Pacini talks to MumAbroad Life about giving birth in Italy, pre- and postnatal care and the importance of breastfeeding.
MumAbroad was founded by Rebecca Laidlaw, an Internet Marketing consultant & Carrie Frais, a Journalist and PR executive. Carrie lives in Barcelona and is Mum to Poppy (7) and Bertie (5) and Rebecca lives in Oxfordshire (UK) and has 3 children, Ollie (7), Sophie (5) and Theo (1).
“In 2007, we were both living in the beautiful city of Barcelona, having each just given birth to our first child. With no extended family to help with childcare, we looked for other resources to help guide us through this challenging period of our lives. We were surprised at how difficult it was to find easily accessible information about activities and services for parents. It soon became apparent that there was a growing niche for an English language website which would offer parents from the International Community valuable information such as child-related services, schools, family activities, shops, family holidays and restaurants. After extensive research and the help of scores of mothers, Barcelona Mum was born, offering a comprehensive and personalized guide to family life in Barcelona. Within a few months MumAbroad Spain was launched, incorporating the whole of Catalunya and subsequently Madrid, Andalucia, the Costa Blanca and the Balearics. As the site gained momentum, MumAbroad France, MumAbroad Italy and MumAbroad Germany were established and in 2014 the four sites were amalgamated under one roof.
We believe that, in the majority of cases, parents are the best judge of anything child-related, so that is why our site is based purely on recommendation. Every service, group or activity on our website has been recommended by at least one Mum or Dad. In our interview section, you can read about other mums’ experiences of living abroad as well as interviews with a host of childhood experts. In our Women in Business section, we’ve discovered some inspirational ladies, who have established successful businesses in and created a life for themselves, many of whom have had to juggle work and family life. Our forum allows parents to share concerns, offer advice, advertise services, buy & sell items and virtually meet others in an online community.”
Carrie & Rebecca