DELFT MAMA BLOG
Here we share articles and news on parenting in Delft.
Are you an international parent in the Delft area and have an opinion to share or a story to tell? Let us help you get your voice heard!
Congratulations to all Delft Mama Blog contributors and readers This month we celebrate the 4th blogiversary of the Delft MaMa blog! Tarja van Veldhoven and Agnès Battlori Benet posted for the first time on April 18, 2016.
By Elena Mellara We need to adapt in every single aspect of our life in this constantly changing world. This includes the idea that we might change our jobs more frequently than in the past. The job search starts with the CV. All this, together with a 180° career change, got me to the idea… Read More »How to revamp your CV
Should I give birth at home or in a hospital? Unlike most countries, you have a choice in the Netherlands.
Birthing is a beautiful physical, emotional and spiritual journey. Delft MaMa Nina shares her birthing experiences and describes how being aware about the various options that you have during the birth makes it even more pleasurable and treasured. By Dr. Nina Bogerd As a doula and childbirth educator for expats, I always claim that it… Read More »Should I give birth at home or in a hospital? Unlike most countries, you have a choice in the Netherlands.
Our family recycles plastic, paper, bottles, and food waste. We don’t own a car. The house electricity is on 100% wind-power and we keep the temperature low enough that everyone needs to wear a sweater and put a blanket over their laps on the couch. Every year, I tackle another aspect of our family’s environmental… Read More »The Journey to Sustainable Eating
A hot topic on any school yard. When, where, how…waiting lists…. A challenge for any parent, but for our international DelftMaMa parents it must be a nightmare I can imagine. I’m Marjolijn, voluntary swimming instructor at swimming club d’ELFT and mother of 2 boys. Because I know how challenging living abroad can be, I am… Read More »Swimming Lessons in Delft: A refresher post
by Delft MaMa Outreach Coordinator Maria Steenhuizen and Chairwoman Meredith Mull Aggarwal Why sponsor or partner with Delft MaMa? For the past 12 years, Delft MaMa, a volunteer-led non-profit organisation, has served international mothers and their families. Delft MaMa helps them find their place and new acquaintances in Delft and its surroundings. Over this… Read More »The advantages of partnering with Delft MaMa
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 become a lecturer and researcher… Read More »Nina Bogerd: The remaking of my professional career and life in the Netherlands
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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