Delft MaMa Turns Ten!

Summer 2017 is a very exciting time for Delft MaMa and for the Delft MaMa blog. There will be many events and celebrations to mark the 10-year anniversary of our organization.

The centerpiece will be the creation of a mosaic in Delft city center. Delft MaMa and mosaic maker extraordinaire Nan Deardorff MacClain will be directing the mural’s creation and installation. This project is an excellent opportunity for everyone in our community and beyond. All are invited to participate in the project through workshops, events and donations.

The exact dates for the installation itself are yet to be determined (likely sometime end August), but you can already help with the preparation of specific pieces at Nan’s atelier every Tuesday at 19:30 in June 2017.

The Delft MaMa team has produced an excellent crowdfunding initiative, and we would very much appreciate your support in terms of volunteer time, monetary contribution, or donation of tiles. Support us now!

Delft MaMa will also be hosting a special anniversary BBQ this summer at Wilhelminapark. The exact date of the event will depend on the ever fickle Dutch weather, but we are planning to meet on Sunday June 25. The rain check date is Sunday July 2. 

As for the blog, we have decided to publish our articles on Fridays, with alternating Delft mama of the week profiles and original content. We are always happy to welcome new contributors and new perspectives, so please help us to shape and grow the Delft MaMa blog!

Latest writings…

Delft MaMa of the week: Alis

July 21, 2017

Today’s mother of the week is the living proof that the reach of Delft MaMa knows no borders. Alis, is a Catalan high school teacher for adults with special needs, a coach, a business woman, an entrepreneur, a Zumba, Pilates, aqua gym, baby-mum fitness instructor, a mother of three, the… Read more

Agnès Batllori Benet

36 questions to love for couples

July 14, 2017

I recently read about the 36 questions to fall in love with anybody. This is meant for people that are dating and possibly looking to fall in love, but I really wanted to know what it was about and if it had any impact to a couple that has been together already… Read more

Tarja Van Veldhoven

5 ‘Staycations’ Near Delft

July 7, 2017

If you’re looking for a way to get away, without actually getting away, enjoy these five ideas for a staycation option in Delft’s backyard. They are all accessible by public transportation and host more than enough activity for a weekend stay. Delftse Hout The Delftse Hout campground is located in… Read more

Elizabeth Newcamp

Delft mama of the week: Susan

June 30, 2017

When she opens her mouth, anyone would be under the impression she’s from Scotland. As a matter of fact, she often gets mistaken for Scottish even by the Scottish. However, once you ask her which part of the beautiful highlands she comes from, she’ll tell you she’s born in and… Read more

Tarja Van Veldhoven

5 top tips for mothers

June 23, 2017

Her name is Nina. She changed my life in 2014. She changed me. This journey through motherhood is a never-ending one. Among many other things, it has been teaching me about the meaning of deep connections, selflessness, and unconditional love. It has taught me what empathy (really) means and what… Read more

Eva Amaral

Water, Water, Everywhere

June 16, 2017

With warm weather (hopefully) just around the corner and the school summer holiday fast approaching, I’m busy working on my summer holiday bucket list. In addition to being a list of things I’d like to do with my two girls aged 7 and 5 while they are off school, it’s… Read more

Megan van der Voort

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