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
BOOK REVIEW One of my summer reads was Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing, by DelftMaMa community member Olga Mecking. I enjoyed reading… Read More »niksen: embracing the dutch art of doing nothing
When, as an expat, you start to think about having a baby in the Netherlands, it is a good idea first to acquaint yourself with… Read More »Pregnancy, birth and beyond: preparing yourself for birthing in the Netherlands
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?
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… 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 footprint and this year is the time for food. Let’s talk about sustainable eating.
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… Read More »Nina Bogerd: The remaking of my professional career and life in the Netherlands