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: Tarja

September 15, 2017

When I first started to write about the Delft moms of the week, to be honest I didn’t have the slightest idea how to interview people, let alone write about the amazing mothers in our community. The first mothers were mere pictures with one or two lines of text running… Read more

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Memories and Blackberries

September 8, 2017

Blackberries and Memories Yesterday, I took my daughters blackberry picking. To someone else this may sound like just another day out, but for me it was special. It was special because it enabled me to re-live one of my favourite childhood memories and to share it with my own children. When… Read more

Megan van der Voort

Delft MaMa 10th Anniversary Picnic

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Every year, Delft MaMa organizes a summer potluck event for local families together with food, fun, and friendship.  The 2017 edition was even more special, as it marked the first in a series of celebrations of Delft MaMa’s ten year anniversary. More than 50 adults and even more children joined… Read more

Marie Kummerlowe

6 Weird Travel Finds Near Delft

August 25, 2017

You’re browsing through Pinterest  and you think “I have to go there.” As it turns out quite a few of these incredible sights are easy to reach from Delft. Here are a few I’ve had the chance to visit and how you can visit them too. Walkable Rollercoaster : Duisburg, Germany… Read more

Elizabeth Newcamp

Delft mama of the week: Tatjana

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The day I met Tatjana was full of rain, clouds and gray – a typically glum Dutch scene. As I walked to our meeting, the clouds abated, and rays of sunlight shimmered on the rainy surfaces to make Delft’s canals even more picturesque. Tatjana’s warm smile welcomed me for a… Read more

Marie Kummerlowe

The Womanhood Studio

August 11, 2017

The Womanhood Studio in Delft is moving to a new location and will be filling a hole in Delft’s current offerings for families. Tami, the Womanhood Studio’s creator and owner, has been serving women in the Delft community as a doula. She opened the Womanhood Studio two years ago, expanding… Read more

Elizabeth Newcamp

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