Learning Dutch in Delft: 2019 update May 20, 2019

In our blogiversary post last month, Tarja mentioned that Marie’s post about learning Dutch in Delft should be reposted (and updated) every once in a while. There are always new people coming in, and many struggle with the same basic questions, among which is learning the language, she wrote.

There are resources for everyone, no matter their level of Dutch. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join us as we revisit how to learn Dutch in Delft. Veel leesplezier!

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Marie Kummerlowe

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Delftian Entrepreneur: Jie Li, aka the Cake Researcher

May 6, 2019

Join us for the second post in our Delftian Entrepreneurs series (read the first post here) as Delft MaMa Julia Candy introduces us to Jie Li, aka the Cake Researcher. Read about this phenom of a woman who balances an academic career, motherhood, and a bustling side hustle.

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Amsterdam Diary’s Parenting Blogs Award of 2019 Competition

April 23, 2019

I’m proud to announce that Amsterdam Diary has nominated us for a (Dutch) Parenting Blogs award for 2019! In their nomination, they wrote (original text is in Dutch): This site is perfect for all parents in Delft. You can read about events, workshops, play groups and more. The website is in… Read more

Kate

Blasts from the past: revisiting the DMM blog’s gems

April 23, 2019

On April 18, 2016, Tarja van Veldhoven and Agnès Battlori Benet posted the very first post of the Delft MaMa blog. This April we’re celebrating the blog’s 3rd blogiversary!

I talked with some of our past editors about their experiences working with the blog and if they wanted to share some memorable posts for your reading pleasure. As I tried to map a timeline of people who helped run the blog, I quickly realized that while Tarja and later Marie were major coordinators of the blog, there were MANY contributors that helped keep the blog running smoothly. While I haven’t been able to track you all down, know that we appreciate you! Happy reading…

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Kate

Delft MaMa announces new Chairperson

April 8, 2019

Delft MaMa Announces Meredith Mull Aggarwal As New Chairperson
Delft, 1 April 2019 – For Immediate Release

The search for a new chairperson for Delft MaMa has come to an end! Through an open application process, the Delft MaMa Board of Directors selected Meredith Mull Aggarwal.

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Meet our “Legal Mom”: Marisa Monteiro Borsboom

March 25, 2019

Delft Mama’s own “Legal Mom,” Marisa Monteiro Borsboom, will be leading the “Legal Mom” column for the Delft Mama Blog. In this column, she and her team will address questions submitted from the community about personal or business legal issues. As an extremely diverse multinational/cultural community, we should expect to see very interesting topics for everyone to consider.

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A spoonful of sugar… in memory of Karen Heijman

March 18, 2019

On Friday, 8 March, Karen Heijman passed away suddenly. She has been a valuable part of Delft Mama and has touched the lives of many of our members. Read on as Delft Mama Julia Candy shares a sweet memorial in honor of her close friend Karen. Tarja Van Veldhoven also wrote a lovely Delft Mama of the Week blog post about Karen in 2016, which you can find here. Elizabeth Newcamp prepared a video for Karen’s funeral service, which you can view here.

Karen, you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and hearts.

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Karen, you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and hearts.

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