Nina Bogerd: The remaking of my professional career and life in the Netherlands January 27, 2020

Or, how I walked away from the dissatisfaction of a career as a researcher and  lecturer towards my  dream career  as a doula and  childbirth educator By Dr. Nina Bogerd My Early Days In my youth in Slovenia and later on when living in Switzerland, I had always aspired to… Read more

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Getting used to Dutch customs

January 13, 2020

 

Ever find yourself confused about the seemingly unspoken Dutch customs surrounding birthdays and other social gatherings? You’re not alone! Delft MaMa Sandra Treviño, hailing from Mexico, shares with us some of her experiences navigating some of these Dutch customs alongside her two kids.

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Kate Groves, editor

Out with the old, in with the new: Reflecting on 2019 with Delft MaMa

December 30, 2019

Welcome to our now annual Out with the old, in with the new blog post as we say goodbye to 2019. We asked  Delft MaMa Chairwoman Meredith Mull Aggarwal to share an informal review of what we’ve done this year. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy a review of the year behind us before we look ahead in the year to come.

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Kate Groves, editor

Legal Mom Column: TikTok and privacy do not go hand in hand

December 16, 2019

TikTok, one of the fastest-growing social networks among children under the age of 16, has recently come under fire for violating privacy laws. Read on as Legal Mom Marisa and Marcin shed some light on the legal issues surrounding the use of this app and what you as parents can do to prevent your children from being affected.

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Kate Groves, editor

The not-so-merry-and-bright side of the holiday season: The holiday blues

December 2, 2019

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to know that it’s alright if you’re not feeling the joy that you’re “supposed to”. Though the holidays are meant to be a time of joy, the pressures and emotions that come with trying to fulfill that expectation can sometimes have the opposite effect. Add to that the isolation of being an expat, parenting responsibilities, workplace demands, social obligations… This can quickly become a formula for the worst time of the year. Read on to see what you can do to help relieve those holiday blues.

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Kate Groves, editor

Delftian Entrepreneurs: Eva Amaral of Multipaths Coaching

November 18, 2019

Uprooting your life and moving abroad is often an isolating and all-consuming experience, no matter how many times you may have done it before. The highs are high, but the lows are sometimes lower than you could have ever fathomed. 

Change is the only constant, as the trite cliche goes, but when life throws changes at you left and right, there’s little comfort to be found in dusty old cliches. That’s where I found myself before my conversation with Eva Amaral – weary and a tad emotionally disheveled after yet another move. Albeit, this time it was within the Netherlands, but far enough from Delft to register as a move away from “home.” 

Little did I know that an interview in which I was supposed to be finding out about Eva’s coaching business was just what I needed to go back to the core of what I want. Because that’s what Eva does, with warmth, honesty and a gentle nudge – she helps her clients make sense of their values in the midst of topsy-turvy lives.

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Kate Groves, editor

Delftian Entrepreneur: Gemma Rubio of Define The Fine

November 4, 2019

Next in our Delftian entrepreneur series, Delft MaMa Natalia Moreno sat down with Gemma Rubio, the energetic entrepreneur behind Define The Fine. Join us as Gemma talks about her business and how she strives for a healthy work-family balance, especially as a single mother.

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Kate Groves, editor

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Delft MaMa announces new Chairperson

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Delft MaMa Announces Meredith Mull Aggarwal As New Chairperson
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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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