the village blog

New York native Emily Gold has been a familiar face on the Brussels birth scene since the mid-2000s. In part I of our interview, we shine a light on Emily's work supporting parents(-to-be) in the pre- and postnatal period.
A Blessing Way is a celebration of the approaching birth of a child. Nadège De Bonte, doula and organiser of Blessing Ways, explains how it can be a wonderful ritual for mothers-to-be who are looking for meaning and connection.
Family allowance fund Infino partners with the Wallonian forestry co-management project Nassonia to plant a tree for every 'Infino' baby born – that's a total of 17,000 trees since the initiative started in 2021.
After a successful career as a journalist, Sofie De Niet retrained as a dietician while she was pregnant with her son. Now, her mission is to help (future) parents and children build a solid basis for lifelong nutritional well-being that contributes to their physical and emotional health.
The superwoman behind SuperMums Belgium, Beatriz Romo, shares some 'DOs and DON'Ts' about fitness during pregnancy, and introduces the SuperBellies programme – perfect for staying in shape and feeling good in your changing body.
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.
The only constant in life? Change, right! And big changes tend to bring some admin with them. But in which situations should you give your child benefits fund a heads up, in order to spare yourself some annoying red tape? Read on to find out! - IN COLLABORATION WITH INFINO
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.