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Meet the parents

Mums and dads share their stories about the interesting work they get up to when not (only) looking after their families.

Man on a mission: Meet photographer David Sdika

Brussels-based family photographer David Sdika tells us how a chance encounter sparked his interest in photography, how he's still figuring out the best way to share his daughters' photographic legacy with them, and how he carves out some 'me' time between work and family life.

Meet Kate from Simply Hypnobirth

Through Simply Hypnobirth, 'Brit-now-Belgian' Kate Ellwood empowers women to birth their baby with calm confidence. She shares her story of moving to Belgium with a 3-month old baby in 2006, and of finding her passion supporting expectant parents.

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.

Ready, steady, patchwork – Esmeralda from PatchByEsme

Seamstress extraordinaire Esmeralda Daal tells us how she turned her patchwork hobby into a side business, and why she loves it so much!

The scientist with a paintbrush – meet Jaroslav

Slovak dad Jaroslav Albert tells us how he's swapping his lab coat for a set of paintbrushes to bring works of art to children's walls and ceilings.

Clickin’ mom – Nicole from Bear & Dragon Photography

Nicole Gustafsson of Bear & Dragon Photography tells us a little about what it's like to be a 'parent-preneur'!

Finding balance with Jessica from Toolbox for Mars

Mexican-born Jessica Verdi tells us about Toolbox for Mars, the company she established with her two sisters, which helps people live healthier, happier and more sustainable lives..

Reading for a more humane world – meet Christina

Christina Laloire-Reinards, founder of Little Humane Books tells us how her book subscription service went from dream to reality, and what it's like to run a business you're so personally engaged with.

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 up abroad in several different countries, so...

Chou&Chou – the mom behind the brand

US-born Taiwanese mum Pam Chou tells us how her popular 8-in-1 maternity and nursing cardigan came about.

The mom-preneur giving parents the gift of time!

Local mum Tali Chafai tells us how her family concierge service Family Time Saver came to life!

New Little Life doula services – Allison Tolman

Allison Tolman is an American birth doula, living and working in the Mons area. Through her company New Little Life, she also offers childbirth...

the village meets The Library

Danish import Anne-Sofie van den Born Rehfeld tells us what it was like to bring stylish and home-like co-working environments to the Belgian market - in the shape of The Library Group - and how she keeps balance between family and work life.