Renée is one of our original Delft Mamas and was a board member when her first baby was born in 2007. After relocating to her native Australia for a few years, she has now settled long term back in the Netherlands. That first “baby” is now 9 years old, and has a sister who is 7. Teaching part time at The Hague University, as well as following a part time Masters there, Renée loves to connect, share, create, learn and teach. Her expertise lies in the areas of social media, marketing and communications. She blogs for Delft MaMa each month.
There is no avoiding it – winter is coming, or already here depending on your point of view. Though there is some debate as to… Read More »Ten ways to entertain kids during the Delft winter
Thanks to the inspiration via a photo shared on the Delft MaMa Facebook group, our group of 3 mamas and 7 little girls spent the afternoon at the Delft Botanical Garden last Saturday and highly recommend it.
Not far from the city centre, this hidden gem is situated on the corner of Julianalaan and Mijnbouwstraat, next to the Science Centre.
I know from my Facebook feed that there can sometimes be a sense of hopelessness and fear when the news shows us so much conflict and tragedy in the world. However I feel we all have more power than we realise as parents, especially when we aim to consciously raise global citizens. Follow that link to an interesting article from Wikipedia, which describes how more and more people are forming an identity with a “global community” above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place. This wonderful international community we have within Delft MaMa is full of living examples what it can be like to be a global citizen.Read More »Five tips for raising global citizens
One of the many advantages of living in this beautiful city is that you can take some time to really dive deep into discovering Delft’s fascinating history. I love exploring culture with my children.
World-famous Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) lived a large part of his life in Delft. “Almost all of his paintings are apparently set in two smallish rooms in his house in Delft; they show the same furniture and decorations in various arrangements and they often portray the same people, mostly women” quoted in Wikipedia.
Here are five ways to learn more about him and his beautiful works of art, along with some events you may like to visit.Read More »Discover Delft’s History: Vermeer