Mother’s Day, as we know today, was founded in the United States by Anna Jarvis. She wanted to commemorate her late mother who was an activist helping families in need. Over the years, the memorials on the second Sunday of May turned into a day to honor and celebrate all mothers. Eventually, Mother’s Day became the country’s national holiday in 1914.Read More »Mother’s Day – A day to Honor Motherhood
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
By Hellen Chandra-Boortman It’s Monday morning and it’s been two weeks since I saw the last newsletter. Time to check out the latest edition! I’m… Read More »Delft MaMa newsletter: behind the scenes
We all feel the need to do something to calm our monkey minds. This also applies to kids and teens. In fact, our minds are continuously distracted by various stimulants. When we are distracted more than our limits, our minds will take it as stress. The issue of stress can also occur in kids and teens. However, our little ones usually do not recognize it by themselves and they need us to relieve it. That is why we need to support ourselves and our kids for a healthier mind, body and spirit. The most working methods to combat the issue of stress both for kids and adults are found to be mindfulness and yoga practices.Read More »5 Tips for Mindfulness and Yoga with Kids
In the last webinar of this unusual 2020 Elena, Delft Mama’s Human Resources (HR) Coordinator, gathered online with Delft Mama community. She shared her expertise as a certified career and business coach. Through this session she answered ‘hot’ questions regarding the Curriculum Vitae (CV).Read More »The CV Expert is In!
“The sea is deep and the world is wide! How I long to sail!” said a tiny snail. She hitched a lift on a whale.… Read More »JOIE YEN & THE CHAMELEON READER: AN EXPAT MOM REMAKING HER CAREER
Meredith Mull Aggarwal has initiated practicing yoga with families for Delft MaMa in several parks in Delft. Bárbara Parra Baptista, the blog coordinator took a chance to interview her.Read More »Yoga with Families: an Interview with Meredith Mull Aggarwal
By Cathy Delhanty
Just before the Corona-disaster hit, Delft Mamas published our family’s plan to sustainable eating. How has our plan held up under stress? How do we deal with grocery stores selling out due to panic shopping, while at the same time we want to stay home as much as possible during the lock-down? We examined each of our key tips to determine if any changes were necessary. Can we build a pandemic-proof sustainable eating plan?
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 footprint and this year is the time for food. Let’s talk about 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 a member of DelftMaMa. Since I joined DelftMaMa, questions on swimming lessons came by on a regular basis and I replied multiple times; hence time to write it down in a blog.