We are social by nature (Jean Liedloff: The Continuum Concept)

2020-11-15T12:05:14+01:00By |Books, Children & parenting, Videos|

"You get what you expect in life, not what you want." - Jean Liedloff A beautiful video about nurturing your kids with proximity, touch and the crucial practice of letting them explore the world by themselves. About trusting nature, our natural talents and our innate tendency to live up to social expectations - and how [...]

The 4-8 relaxation breath

2020-11-15T12:01:19+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Breath, Children & parenting, Expand, Health|

I'm sure you have heard of the fight or flight response. That's when your adrenaline spikes, sending superhuman power to your arms and feet and razor sharp focus to your mind set to one thing: survive. Your breathing speed and heart rate go up. Blood flow is redirected from some of your organs to your [...]

Parenting with Presence (book tip)

2020-11-15T12:01:19+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Books, Children & parenting, Reflections on life|

A little while ago, a friend had been cradling our then 13 month old daughter as she was struggling to sleep. "She required nothing but complete presence," he said afterwards, "or she would cry." Indeed, when he picked up a book, she would wake up and cry. For her to sleep, he had needed to [...]

Breastfeeding and the circle of life

2020-11-15T12:01:20+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Books, Children & parenting|

"It is pretty wonderful, this life cycle. I always found it interesting, how food is made and seeds grow and sunshine and rain become nutrition and we can eat and poo and seeds grow and so on. But now my body is taking that and making a whole new product and there is another little [...]

Breastfeeding in mindfulness

2020-11-15T12:01:20+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Breath, Children & parenting|

Breastfeeding is a beautiful moment between me and my baby. A precious moment to rest, connect, and exchange. During breastfeeding, there is a direct energy connection between the baby and mother. Skins touch, hormones soar, reflexes act, milk flows. It is a deeply intuitive process that taps into the most ancient parts of both our [...]

My favorite animation of conception & baby growing in the womb

2020-11-15T12:02:46+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Children & parenting|

When we had just found out I was pregnant, we found this video on Youtube. It is a beautiful animation not just of the fetus growing in the womb but also of the conception itself. Sperm swimming their way to the egg, competing to find their way in. Credits to the guys, without whom none [...]

Use your B.R.A.I.N.

2020-11-15T12:02:47+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Children & parenting|

This video actually comes from the hypnobirthing online course that we took but it is a life hack for everybody, not just parents-to-be :). In short, the lesson is: whenever you are presented with a difficult decision, use your BRAIN. That means asking the following questions: Benefits - what are the benefits? Risks - what [...]

The Positive Birth Company online hypnobirthing course rocks

2020-11-15T12:02:47+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Children & parenting|

I will share about our 'positive birth' in detail at a later time, but here is a golden tip for any pregnant couple wanting to prepare for a smooth birth: buy the Positive Birth Company digital pack. It has about 40 videos and contains everything you need to have, do and know for a safe [...]

Breast feeding: clear and wonderful how-to video

2020-11-15T12:02:47+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Children & parenting|

This is a wonderful video. It is very helpful for an important part of parenting: feeding your baby the very best nutrition available and nurturing the most beautiful, essential bond there is. (Yes I am a breast feeding enthusiast.) I found the video enlightening in many respects. It shows all the do's and don'ts, but [...]

Dunstan Baby Language: it works

2020-11-15T12:02:47+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Children & parenting|

According to Priscilla Dunstan and a group of researchers who back her personal findings, babies all over the world make a select group of sounds for certain situations such as discomfort, needing to burp and being hungry. Our conclusion after seeing it work with us and some other parents/babies: this is real and it's great! [...]

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