Birthday Party Resources in and Around Delft September 17, 2018

by Amanda de Souza, with Onica King One of the enduring memories I have of childhood are birthday parties, the ones my mother held for my brother and I. She was a born extrovert and revelled in entertaining children. She would come to life during those parties, jettisoning daily cares… Read more

Onica King

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Parents’ Evenings at DULI

September 3, 2018

In See you at DULI, we met easy-going Carolina Nesi of DULI, a place where you can find international/multilingual books for children and adults, as well as workshops and courses aimed at both children and adults. Carolina has a passion for books and it shows in the book-filled interior of… Read more

Kate

Children & schools in Delft: School options and what to expect

August 20, 2018

by Lynette Croxford When arriving in Delft not speaking the language, I spent quite some time worrying about schools for the precious ones. My agitation increased tenfold after speaking to other mamas at the playgroup. The conversations were along the lines of, “WHAT? She’s not on the list yet? You… Read more

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Swimming as easy as A,B,C

July 16, 2018

by Gaelle Fourcade with Onica King Mom-1: I heard “Swim Like A Fish” has a really good swim program. Mom-2: Yeah, I’ve already registered Katie there. Mom-3: Isn’t your Katie just 4 years old? Mom-2: Yes, but there’s a waiting list and I want to make sure she gets a… Read more

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The Mother Lode – female writers and motherhood

July 2, 2018

by Amanda de Souza Motherhood is contradictory. It simultaneously unites and divides between the haves and have-nots, between those who go to work and those who chose to stay at home, between the free-range, the tiger and the helicopter parents. But perhaps nothing divides and unifies more than when writers… Read more

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See you at DULI

June 18, 2018

by Natalia Moreno Last weekend I sat down for tea with Carolina Nesi, the easy-going Brazilian woman who started up DULI. For those who haven’t discovered it already, DULI is a unique concept, and a gem for expat families in the heart of Delft. Part international bookstore and part birthday… Read more

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How to choose early-stage age-appropriate musical toys

June 4, 2018

by Zdenka Prochazkova Success of the “Muziek op schoot” workshop, initially hosted by DelftMama in March, convinced me yet again that music is a universal language — a cross-point where mothers and children from all around the world can meet, sing and make music together. How great that was, proving that… Read more

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Summer holidays are here

July 12, 2016

Finally, school is out for the summer! Many of you will be probably traveling to see family or friends, or just to have a break in some exotic place. But for the next 6 weeks, whether you will be around for a longer period or a short one, there is so much to enjoy during the summer break in Delft and surroundings. Read more

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Birthday Party Resources in and Around Delft

September 17, 2018

by Amanda de Souza, with Onica King One of the enduring memories I have of childhood are birthday parties, the ones my mother held for my brother and I. She was a born extrovert and revelled in entertaining children. She would come to life during those parties, jettisoning daily cares… Read more

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World traditions: 23rd of April, Lovers’ and World Book Day. Let’s celebrate!

April 21, 2016

World traditions: in the series “world traditions” we will discover what countries celebrate and how do they celebrate it. At the end of the post, you will find an “embrace the tradition” kit, for those who want to celebrate like a local.
To inaugurate the series, a post about Lovers’ day in Catalonia and World Book Day.

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Delft MaMa Blog 2.0

March 25, 2018

It’s been awfully quiet around here, huh? The previous Delft MaMa (DMM) blog coordinators, Tarja and Marie, have moved on to other things. So, understandably, things have slowed down a bit here. That doesn’t mean it’s been quiet with DMM… There’s plenty happening behind the scenes. Some of which you… Read more

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Delft MaMa of the week, Sandra

Delft Mama of the week: Sandra

September 16, 2016

Sandra and her husband Nicola met over seven years ago when they were both fresh international students at the TU Delft. With a background in Computer Science, she made her masters in Management of Technology and is currently fully embracing motherhood with their three-year-old son Gerardo and a nine-month-old daughter Minerva. Sandra joined the Delft MaMa community when Gerardo was about half a year old but she wishes she had joined earlier. “The first few months of being a mom were really overwhelming. All the time I saw mothers on the streets with ‘omas’ around and thought I couldn’t have that being away from both families. When I joined Delft MaMa it made things easier”, Sandra says. The community made her feel welcome, but it also helped to get to know individual mothers who previously had been in the same exact position. Once she met with mothers who have gone through different phases with their children, it dissipated Sandra’s fears. She tells how her sister is about to become a mother for the second time in a city of five million people, but hasn’t managed to find a community of mothers where she would feel like home. “With DMM community you are sure you share the fact that you are an expat and you are raising children here, or maybe you are Dutch, but you are raising your children in an international way. It makes it easier for you to find people with the same ideals and goals”, Sandra joyfully says. Read more

Tarja Van Veldhoven

Delft mama of the week: Elizabeth

June 9, 2017

Our Delft mama of the week, Elizabeth, has worked as a political consultant, a NASA tour guide, and a lawyer, volunteered for the Sisters of the Holy Cross in Ghana, traveled to 30 countries and 45/50 US states, and even been inside the Space Shuttle. Now she is a travel… Read more

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