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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...

Doula guide: Part 4 – What does the research say?

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: Part 3 – When and how can a doula...

We hope you're enjoying our series of articles about having a doula in Belgium. So far, we have published:- Part 1:...

Facing lockdown as a family – St. John’s school counselors give...

In these unusual times, many of us will be experiencing a whole rollercoaster of emotions. For children, especially, situations such as these...

Doula guide: Part 2 – What kind of qualifications do doulas...

We hope you're enjoying our series of articles about having a doula in Belgium. So far, we have published:- Part 1:...

Doula guide: Part 1 – What is a doula?

We hope you're enjoying our series of articles about having a doula in Belgium. So far, we have published:- Part 1:...

The ultimate guide to having a doula in Belgium – intro

To celebrate World Doula Week (22-28 March 2020), the village has teamed up with doula duo Sophie Fraschina and Julie Denil from...