Category: Spain

Travelling abroad with children

How to Parent Like a Spaniard

Spain might have a king, but the kids are the ones who truly rule the country. Little ones are an intrinsic part of everyday life. And life seems to revolve around family. We lived in Madrid for four wonderful years. Yet, the cultural differences never ceased to amaze me. Especially when it comes to parenting. […]

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Global recipes for kids

A taste of: SPAIN – Spanish Tortilla

At Our Whole Village, we certainly love traveling. But we’re equally passionate about discovering other cultures through music, books, art, crafts and food. During the summer, while planning our move back to the U.S. and setting our intentions for the new school year, the girls and I talked about how we want to cook at […]

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Unique Vacations: A Family Yoga Retreat

Jaya Ganesha Jaya Ganesha Jaya Ganesha Pahimaam Sri Ganesha Sri Ganesha Sri Ganesha Rakshamaam I never thought I’d be waking up to the sound of my four-year-old singing this (or any) mantra, but that is just what happened yesterday. “At least one of us will be zen this summer” I thought, still drowsy, but with […]

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Patones de Arriba: A Black-Slate Spanish Village

Our little family has been home in Madrid for a few days now and are fully enjoying the normality that comes with it. Sleeping in our own beds, the girls in school, slowly getting back into a rhythm at work. Coming home is always gratifying and we promised ourselves to take it easy this weekend. […]

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Country Spotlight: 5 Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About Spain

Where in the world… Fun Facts 1. The two most valuable sports franchises in the world are both Spanish: futbol (soccer) clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. They are worth $3.44 billion and $3.2 billion respectively, according to Forbes. 2. When you lose a tooth, it won’t be the tooth fairy reaching under you pillow for […]

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Tales from the Road (Trip) … With Kids Part 6 (Asturias, Spain)

The end of our two-week road trip through Portugal and Spain had us living the farm life in Spain’s north central province of Asturias. Well, actually, the real end of the trip was in La Rioja. The best part of those last few days of vacation, and the only part worth mentioning (aside from the, […]

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Tales from the Road (Trip) … With Kids Part 5 (Galicia, Spain)

Spain’s northwestern-most province, Galicia with kids is a must! With amazing seafood, great wines, beautiful beaches and a strikingly beautiful coastline, there’s something for everyone. While Galicia may seem remote in relation to Spanish geography, it’s actually closer to Madrid than Maine is to New York City.  Which is to say that if you should […]

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A Weekend with Kids in Madrid

Madrid is a great city to visit with kids. Little ones are welcome everywhere — museums, restaurants, cafes, shops — and there are playgrounds around nearly every corner. Food, Glorious Food There is some great food to be had in Madrid (and the wine is on par). The biggest issue for many visitors with kids […]

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How to Introduce Your Kids to New Cultures without Leaving the Country

By introducing kids to other cultures, we expand their horizons, teach them to respect others and ultimately help them to become open and accepting individuals. To achieve this you don’t necessarily need to pack your passports and cross international borders. Cultures vary, not only between countries, but also within countries.  You can experience different values, […]

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