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…

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 comes along with it. As … 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 also a list of places … Read more

Megan van der Voort

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 writer and full-time mom living … Read more

Marie Kummerlowe

Some of my favorite books by female authors

June 2, 2017

There are so many authors and readers in our Delft MaMa community that I felt inspired today to write about women writers. Books have always been one of my passions. At one stage growing up, I would finish my homework and then devour a book a night. These days, I do not have the luxury … Read more

Marie Kummerlowe

Delft mama of the week: Olga

May 26, 2017

Ever since I started writing about the moms of the week for Delft MaMa blog, I’ve been asking those who I interview to nominate other mothers to be the next moms of the week. The list is ever-growing, but sometimes someone is nominated multiple times and it’s time to get to know them better. This … Read more

Tarja Van Veldhoven

School endings and new beginnings

May 19, 2017

My daughter is in “groep 8″of the “basisschool”. And since she has returned from her last break beginning of May, she is in a total mode of end-of-primary-school-career-celebrations. They still do learn something at school, but after the Cito-toets just before the last holidays, school is all about preparation for the school camp and the … Read more

Oriana van der Sande

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