This article is about time management and how to find a balance in your daily schedule. In addition to splitting my time between a PhD and a job, I’m also a mom of two young kids. Using my time effectively is very important. During my time as coordinator of this blog (2018-2020), I came up with the idea for this blog post, which I’ve since been writing in my head. If it’s not obvious by my first point (since it’s 2023 and the post is finally being published), it’s safe to say that I still struggle with time management. I do not profess to be an expert, but I do think and talk a lot about this topic. I’ve learned the importance of viewing time management as a fluid concept that adjusts with the ebb and flow of daily activities.Read More »Find Your Balance in Life’s Ebbs and Flows
Are you looking for inspiration regarding summer activities for your children? We at Delft MaMa strive to provide you with updated, comprehensive lists of activities,… Read More »Summer Fun with Your Kids in the Delft Area and at Home
Children often have their own unique ways in making connections with others. A child may express a certain need through behaviour to their parents, and it can be a challenge to read between the lines. Perhaps you have a similar experience, which is why I would love to share my story with Delft MaMa. In my practice as a Parent Coach, I help parents and children identify unhelpful patterns and find workable alternatives. I would like to warmly invite you on a journey in the form of a case that one mom shared with me.Read More »How to Identify Your Family’s Unhelpful Patterns
During one of Delft Mama meetings, lots of moms showed interest in the topic of high school enrollment in the Netherlands. My first association was… Read More »Time for High School: Mom in the Land of Tulips has All the Answers!
“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.” George Bernard Shaw wrote these words in his play, Widower’s Houses. I get it. The whole point… Read More »5 Ways to Feel at Home in Delft and The Netherlands
Have you ever wondered how to live in a more sustainable way in Delft? This question seems to be around in our everyday life. At… Read More »Simple Steps to Make Your Life in Delft More Sustainable
Infant Communication Your baby is trying to communicate with you. How can you understand them when they cannot yet speak? What happens when your baby… Read More »Communicate with Your Infant Using Baby Sign Language
If you’re reading this, chances are you do not need English language instruction, but maybe you have a friend or family member in need of… Read More »English Language Learning in the Delft Area
Wasn’t it just yesterday you were taking your little one to their first day of school? Now all of a sudden, your little one is… Read More »The Final Year of Basisschool: How to Choose a Middelbare school
Members of Delft MaMa have expressed that Marie Kummerlowe’s 2017 comprehensive article about resources for Learning Dutch in Delft should be updated and reposted every once in a while, so here is the 2021 updated version. “There are always new people coming in, and many struggle with the same basic questions, among which is learning the language,“ she wrote.
There are resources for everyone, no matter their level of Dutch. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join us as we revisit how to learn Dutch in Delft. Veel leesplezier!
originally posted on 7 March 2017, updated 15 September, 2021Read More »Learning Dutch in Delft: 2021 Update
If you are looking for ways to make sure your child or your new little baby has a peaceful and restful room, you may want… Read More »Using Feng shui principles for the ideal baby room
By Claire Leunisen Once upon a time … …there was a little girl who grew up in a quiet suburb in Canada. She loved to… Read More »Spotting Stereotypes in Storybooks Workshop
An interview with Andrea, discussing the transition to Dutch middelbare school.
Ever thought of finding a balance in times of coronavirus when everything needs to be done at home? For me, the typical day started when the 5-am-alarm went on. There was silence in the house. I looked out the windows and the streets were empty. With a blanket, laptop on my lap and my feet by the heater, I started my day. It has been busy lately. I started article writing for work, specifically about stocks. This was one of my most precious moments. Life at home in the times of corona-crisis has been rarely so quiet.
By Vania SuazoRead More »Finding a Balance in Times of Coronavirus