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Delft MaMa Halloween

Delft MaMa Halloween Party

This year the Delft MaMa Halloween Party will be held at Taste! Parking is available nearby, and it is only five minutes cycling from Delft station if the weather allows.

Costumes are optional but encouraged! During the Delft MaMa Halloween party there will be a costume contest for kids as well as adults, along with all the standard, spooky games and fun for the season!

Bring some food to share for the potluck (and comment on the Facebook event with what you are planning to bring). Drinks available at the venue.

Please RSVP if you plan on coming. We have a very limited number of tickets available. Tickets are per family and will be available soon. Follow our Facebook event for updates!

Thanks very much and we hope to see you on the 26th!

SLiDe Social

As part of the celebrations of Delft MaMa’s 12th anniversary Delft MaMa will host, in partnership with TU Delft’s Coming to Delft Service, the first SLiDe Social.

Delft MaMa volunteers run Soft Landing in Delft (SLiDe), a mentoring program to help newcomers find their way in Delft. We are always looking for mentors to help fellow citizens land softly in this friendly city by guiding them around, sharing knowledge and experience.

During the event you will learn more about Delft MaMa’s SLiDe program in a discussion panel on becoming/being a mentor. You will also have the opportunity to meet other mentors and share experiences. In addition, during the event it will be possible to sign up for SLiDe program either as a mentor or mentee.

Please register until October 14. Send an email with the subject “SLiDe Social” to communications@delftmama.nl with your full name and email address.

You can follow the event’s updates at our Facebook event.

First steps in a new place

Delft MaMa’s signature program, Soft Landing in Delft (SLiDe), offers mentorship to international people who are new to Delft. Read more about SLiDe program here.

In First steps in a new place we invite a panel of volunteer mentors from our program to answer some of the most common questions about moving to Delft and adapting to Dutch culture. Conversation will be in English and will require 30 minutes. Workshop participants can ask their own questions either in the panel discussion or at our table in the Information Market.

During the event (from 13.00 to 17.00), Delft MaMa flyers and information will be available for participants to take home. Participants in the market can learn about Delft MaMa activities; enroll in SLiDe program; sign up for Delft MaMa’s newsletter for internationals; subscribe to Delft MaMa’s award-winning blog; and ask their own questions to our volunteer team about adapting to Dutch culture and life in Delft.

Please follow the event on Facebook for updates and further content: https://www.facebook.com/events/2166094057024079/

Multilingual Children

In the first event to celebrate Delft MaMa’s 12th anniversary, we invite you to learn more about Multilingual Children!

International families have some particular challenges. One of them is raising bi- or multilingual children, as one can see by reading Kathryn Roscoe’s  Tale of two tongs!

Delft MaMa brings to Mint kids conceptstore two experts on the subject, Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold and Joie Yen.

Ute is a multilingual family language consultant. She will talk about the important aspects to consider when raising children with multiple languages successfully and answer your questions about how to best support your children’s cultural literacy. To know more about Ute’s work, visit http://www.utesinternationallounge.com

Joie is the mom of a multilingual 3-years-old boy and the owner of ENJOY studio. She will share her own experience of raising a multilingual child in a scientific way. Joie will also introduce Chameleon Reader, a powerful tool for kids to develop their language skills in a fun way. Learn more about Chameleon Reader here https://www.chameleon-reader.com

Join us to know more about raising multilingual children and the assets you can get by using Chameleon Reader. You can find updates on the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/384013578940563/?ti=cl

Mint kids conceptstore is a kids friendly cafe in the center of Delft. Entrance is free!

Clothes swap

Let’s help each other’s pockets and the environment!!!

We will be swapping children and maternity clothes with each other.
We have no complicated rules.

1. You bring clothes you or your kid don’t use anymore, in good condition for another round.
2. We all look at each other clothes and pick what we like. We don’t count pieces or anything: if you’ll use it, you can take it.
3. At the end you can either take your remaining clothes back home or you can leave them to be sent to charity.*

We discourage selling clothes because the idea is just to help each other in our community, like if we were living back home and passing on clothes between cousins, right? But if you really want to sell then please do so for a small amount 🙂

So start cleaning closets and drawers, it’s on!!!!

*Clothes nobody wants to take home will be brought to one of the second hand shops in Delft.

You can follow the event’s updates in our Facebook event.

Farewell Lucie!

Delft MaMa Founder Lucie Herraiz Cunningham is off on a new adventure, and this is our chance to honor her before she goes. Please join us to say THANKS and FAREWELL!

Twelve years ago she founded Delft MaMa to help international mamas get support, education and community. Her passion and enthusiasm for women supporting women is foundational to Delft MaMa today!

Have you been touched by the Delft MaMa community? Then here’s your chance to meet Lucie one last time and to honor her community leadership.

Delft MaMa’s General Meeting

Dear mamas and papas, we would like to invite you to our Spring General Meeting. These meetings occur once per quarter and are an opportunity for YOU to learn more about how DelftMaMa operates and our yearly activities.

This is also the first meeting with our new chairperson, Meredith, and is a great occasion to meet the DelftMaMa team and community. Put a face to the names, and show your own face!

If you have been volunteering for us, don’t miss a chance to meet your fellow volunteers. If you have ideas for our community, come and share!

Hope to see you there!!

Charity walk

Please join your Delft MaMa community at the fourth edition of the Delft MaMa Charity Walk!

We will gather in front of the waterspeeltuin at Korftlaan 3A, 2616 LJ Delft. The loop is about three kilometers. At the meetup point you will be offered a map with the route to follow along with a quiz for kids. Kids are welcome to come with scooters, loopfiets, skates, rollerblades, sneakers with wheels, wings if they know how to fly…
Refreshments will be offered at the finish line. If the weather allows it, consider staying for a picnic (if you do, please do not forget to bring food and drinks along).

Please sign up by e-mail before Thursday, June 6, indicating your name, the number of adults and the number and age of the kids that will be joining at: voorzitterdelftmama@gmail.com

This is a fundraiser event for Delft MaMa’s operating expenses. Contribution starts (but is not limited to) 10 euros per family, which can be paid in the following ways:
– Tikkie: follow this link;
– Direct transfer to the Delft MaMa bank account. IBAN: NL63RABO 0135 88 85 49, Description: “Charity Walk 2019 donation” + your name;
– OR Cash on site.

Spread the word among family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances! You can also find this event on Facebook.

**This event will be weather-dependent, based on the forecast Friday, June 7, when we will confirm or cancel on this event’s Facebook page. Click “Interested” or “Attending” to stay up to date!**

Delft MaMa BBQ

Delft MaMa’s annual gathering is back!

Let’s kick off the summer by lighting BBQs and enjoying lunch together at Delft’s most beloved park. Sharing is caring, so we’re doing a potluck this time. Bring your family along and get to meet some other international families.

We kindly request a €5 contribution per family which will be used to provide disposable eating utensils and drinks. We also welcome donations to support our group’s operation.

Save the date and sIgn up now!! Contributions and/or donations can be sent via the payment link request stated above. Please contact Hellen Chandra-Boortman via WhatsApp at +31 4938 4526 or email to secretarisdelftmama@gmail.com when you’ve done the payment, also if you have any questions.

Notes:
– We are looking for a few BBQs to borrow. Please let us know if you can help.
– Advance payment is highly appreciated.
– Children are welcome. Don’t forget to take some sun care, sand/beach toys and change of clothes for optimum fun!
– Bring your picnic mat/pop-up tent for extra comfort.