“My advice to others thinking of relocating is to have about 3 times as much money as you think you’ll need. Also join any local expat groups on social media before you arrive – the members have a wealth of information.” Maya Mackenzie on relocating to Barcelona.
“The challenge is to know and recognize when your baby is mature enough to develop his own healthy and independent internal sleeping skills. Around the 4 month mark most babies work on a big developmental milestone which affects their sleep as well.”
“Whether we’re learning about a famous local artist or an old monument, the kids see the look of curiosity and wonder in our eyes and they become instant students of whatever we’re learning. It’s honestly surprised me how much their love of learning has grown on this trip.”
English-speaking women’s health specialist Dr Victoria Howe talks to MumAbroad Life about stress, hormones, the menopause, digestive health and a new diagnostics and prevention pack designed specifically for women at the new Turó Park Medical Centre in Barcelona.
Barcelona is widely promoted as an investment property ‘hotspot’ with newly renovated homes in high demand. Here is an amazing selection of stunning properties offered by our partners Lucas Fox International Properties.
Pirineu in Boca is a new concept in Barcelona: a multifunctional space combining a butchers shop, restaurant, delicatessen, take-away and a Romanesque art exhibition space. All products are hand picked from small, artisan producers in the Pyrenees.
“When pregnant, a woman’s diet should be designed to provide the “building blocks” for the baby, to help her with all the changes her body is going through and to keep her balanced and harmonious.”
“I’ve always loved wine and innately understood it somehow, and then my years working in the fragrance industry in New York gave me a good basis for sensing different aromas and understanding why things smell the way they do.” Ambika Kumar
“A quote is affixed to my bathroom mirror with the reminder, “we must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” I am not there yet but each day here I am able to loosen my grip on “what should’ve been” a little bit more.”
Want to watch all your favourite TV programmes from back home? One expat Dad found a way and set up a business offering the service to others.
“When we were searching for an alternative for our daughter, we heard a lot of opinions, including conflicting opinions, about the same school. While one family loved a particular school, another family hated that same school. The thing to remember is that every child is different, every family is different.”
“Your own body will tell you what you can and can’t manage. As a general point working out is a very personal thing and it will be far more effective to choose something you enjoy – and will therefore keep doing.”