[Design & Parenting] My Sleepless Postpartum Nights with Breast Pumps
“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
Our oldest daughter taking a leap!
One of the things that drove my attention when I came to live in the Netherlands was architecture. Quite different from my country, this place seems to reflect identity through the way houses are built. I learned about rijtjeshuis and bovenwoning (I live in one of these!). Architecture shapes a city, but who defines it? What are the stories behind those bricked walls that reproduce once and again? Reading about architecture in the Netherlands, brand-new research caught me. It was about women in Dutch architecture history.Read More »Dutch architecture: a women’s matter
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
Welcome to our first Delft MaMa blog post of 2022. For many of us, 2021 was a challenging year, again dominated by COVID regulations and… Read More »Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022! Celebrating our community
The holiday season is a time we all look forward to being together. It is a time to reconnect, spend some time enjoying each other’s company, and perhaps forget about the realities of the world. For many families in the Delft MaMa community, however, this will be the second season spent apart due to the constraints of the pandemic. The importance of being together, across space and time, is what inspired the creation of Peekabond – a video messenger to connect families using science-based play activities. Designed for families with young children, to feel connected to loved ones.Read More »Feel together with your family, even from a distance
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
Are you one of those people who gets all the end-of-summer blues? Or that holds too tightly to warmer days? Secret City Trails’ motto is that there’s no bad weather… only bad clothing choices, especially in Delft! Urban stories, quirky details and charming corners… They’re always there for you and your family, no matter the season. Read about my experience trying Delft’s Discovery Walk with my husband and kids!Read More »Discover Delft with Secret City Trails
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
One of the greatest inventions by human civilization is the invention of the computer and the enormous computing power that comes with it. While in the 1960s we had large computer space filling in large rooms, we now have the same computing power fitting the pocket. Instead of large consoles and mono color screens, we now have super intuitive apps. So how is coding related to this? Let’s explore!Read More »Coding is Everywhere
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