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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!

Keeping fit during pregnancy – tips from the ultimate SuperMum

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.
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Self-employed in Belgium with a baby on the way? Here’s what you need to...

As a freelancer in Belgium, it pays to be fully aware of your rights, options and obligations. And that's even more the case when you're expecting a baby. Start piecing the puzzle together with the help of our guide.

To buy or not to buy? Deciding what ‘baby essentials’ you really need

Shopping for baby items is probably high on your to-do list when preparing for your baby's arrival. But it's easy to get overwhelmed! How can you figure out what you actually need, and how to source it in a wallet-friendly way? Read on!

At Infino, one birth allowance paid = one tree planted

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.

Birth Trauma Recovery – Finding relief from perinatal trauma

A familiar face on the Brussels perinatal scene, Sophie Girard-Sequeira also helps parents heal from traumatic perinatal experiences through a highly effective 3-step Birth Trauma Recovery process.