the village blog
Siobhán, founder of thevillage.be shares stories from her own life in Belgium, with her Irish-Belgian-Danish family - three sons of her own, one step-son, one step-daughter, a cat, a dog, and more tropical fish than she can keep track of!
Self-care and rituals for pregnancy and the postnatal period
Discover our tips for looking after yourself during pregnancy and the postnatal period, and learn about rituals to celebrate your transition to motherhood.
A woman of many hats: meet yoga therapist and doula Emily Gold
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.
New to Belgium? Start receiving child benefits fast
Whatever the reason you've chosen Belgium as your new home, family allowance agency Infino is there to help you get your monthly child benefit payments started as soon as possible if you're entitled to them.
Blessing Way, a rite of passage towards motherhood
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.
Food, glorious food! The Belgian mum helping us raise healthy eaters
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.