Guest articles

the village is proud to partner with many great local businesses. Here you can find guest articles written by or with them.

Have you got a first aid kit at home? Life First blog

It's the time of year when I start clearing out cupboards and doing some routine household maintenance. My job today was to check...

Home for the holidays – Marcus’ December homebirth

"Even though I was pregnant for the first time, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted for my...

Little Wonders Baby Music – an introduction

Rachel, founder of Little Wonders Baby Music and mum to her own little wonder, gives us an introduction to all that Little Wonders Baby Music offers, and explains why music is so important for babies. Enjoy!

Why we should think of family photos as heirlooms – with Ana Ionita

In this beautiful and heartfelt article, Rhode-Saint-Genèse based photographer Ana Ionita explains the value printed photos, and why we should consider baby and family photos as heirlooms.

Accidents happen – strangulation: Life First blog

In this cross-post from the Life First blog, first aid instructor Kate Ellwood highlights some of the possible risks, and gives advice on how to keep your babies and young children out of danger.

Overcoming ‘Mom Guilt’ on Retreat – with Emily Gold

Yoga therapist Emily Gold takes a look at 'mom guilt', and at how we can make sure that it isn’t stopping us - or our partners - from looking after our own well-being.

The Brussels Cakery’s Queen B(aker)

Baltimore-born, Brussels-based Jen Delgado tells us about the origins of The Brussels Cakery and about what life can be like running your own business.

Who you gonna call? – Emergency numbers in Belgium

Are you confident you'd know what to do in the event of an emergency? And would your kids? Here, first aid instructor Kate Ellwood from Life First walks us through all we need to know!

Meet the midwives! – Zwanger in Brussel

Elke Van Den Bergh, one of the founding midwives of Zwanger in Brussel, tells us a little about the origins of Zwanger in Brussel and invites you to get in touch!

Fertility support course: connecting mind & body – with Emily Gold

New York-native, Brussels-based yoga therapist Emily Gold tells us more about the fertility support course she runs.