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Abe’s birth, a new journey to motherhood!

So Cocoon doula and mum of 4, Julie Denil, shares the story of the birth of her son, Abe — baby no. 4 and her first boy! Find out how the right support helped protect Julie's birth bubble.

From third culture kid to Culture Kids mum – meet Pascale!

Welcome, Pascale! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your children? I’m originally from Belgium but grew...

Do you have a first aid kit at home? Life First...

First aid instructor Kate Ellwood from Life First gives some advice on the 'must-haves', 'nice-to-haves', and 'why nots' to keep in your family first aid kit.

Mind full? How mindfulness can make parenting easier

Mindfulness teacher Jessica Evsen of Two Wings explains how mindfulness can have a positive impact on our family’s health, happiness, and well-being.

London baby!

While this is not a 'Belgian' birth, we're delighted that Brussels-based Irish mum Jessica has shared the movie-worthy storyline of her daughter Noa's birth with us!

Two Wings – making mindfulness and compassion training accessible for everyone

When Jessica Evsen was pregnant with her second daughter, she fell into a deep depression. "Until today", Jessica says, "I don’t really...

Facing the lion: Understanding and managing stress response while parenting

Yoga therapist Emily Gold gives some practical advice on dealing with 'fight or flight' stress responses when dealing with everyday stresses.

The midwife calls the midwife – Hanne’s birth story

Zwanger in Brussel midwife shares the story of the birth of her first child, her daughter Cécile. With an induction almost on the cards, Hanne knew that her baby would find her own way. A beautiful homebirth, surrounded by her partner and colleagues.

Grandma’s got mail! – Review of family journal Neveo

Despite living in an age when we can easily and cheaply video call with loved ones on the other side of the...

What does the research say about doula care?

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.