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First aid instructor Kate Ellwood gives some advice on the 'must-haves', 'nice-to-haves', and 'why nots' to keep in your family first aid kit.
Despite wanting to keep everything as steady as possible for your children, sometimes big changes occur, whether you like it or not. And separation is one of the common changes that many family go through. In this blog we explain how new family setups after separation can affect your child benefits.

Inked at 40

Village elder, Siobhán McGonigle shares her story of getting inked for the first time at 40.
Pascale Croonenberghs, educator, entrepreneur and mother of two wonderful girls gives us an insight into the heart of Culture Kids, which opened its doors in 2018.
At village HQ we sometimes joke that the first thing we'd do if we won the lottery, would be to hire a chef. It's not that we don't like cooking — in fact, the man of the house is an excellent cook (and I'm not *too* bad)! But really,...
Through Simply Hypnobirth, 'Brit-now-Belgian' Kate Ellwood empowers women to birth their baby with calm confidence. She shares her story of moving to Belgium with a 3-month old baby in 2006, and of finding her passion supporting expectant parents.
Doula guide - research
Discover some of the impacts that doula support has on birth outcomes and satisfaction with the overall birth experience, as well as what it is that makes it so effective.
Doula guide - what can a doula do
We hope you're enjoying our series of articles about having a doula in Belgium. So far, we have published:- Part 1: What is a doula?- Part 2: What kind of qualifications do doulas typically have?- Part 3: When and how can a doula help me on my journey?- Part...
Doula guide - doula training
Take a look at other articles in this series:- Part 1: What is a doula?- Part 2: What kind of qualifications do doulas typically have?- Part 3: When and how can a doula help me on my journey?- Part 4: What does the research say? While the doula profession is...
Doula supporting parents - www.thevillage.be
Take a look at other articles in this series:- Part 1: What is a doula?- Part 2: What kind of qualifications do doulas typically have?- Part 3: When and how can a doula help me on my journey?- Part 4: What does the research say? The concept of an experienced...