Hey I’m Erin, an English mama trying to make it in New York, well Brooklyn actually.

Almost two years ago looking for something more than the English countryside could offer us, we packed up our lives, left behind our family, friends and jobs, and headed starry eyed across the pond to the bright lights of New York.

At the time ‘us’ was me, our then three year old son ‘B’ and my husband; Adam.

One year into our American adventure we were delighted to discover I was pregnant with our second baby and little ‘O’ joined the family in May this year.

Her arrival gave us the opportunity to test the infamous American healthcare system without the comfort of the NHS which we were used to. It also amazes me how two seamily similar countries approach raising babies so differently.

Our big boy is now five and is in kindergarten. The American school system is also very different to back home in the UK, they start much later so it’s been a real pleasure to watch my son embark on his educational journey over here at a time I felt he was ready.

As a family we love to explore our new neighbourhood in Brooklyn, hopping across the river to Manhattan as well as the wider New York area. There is still so much we want to see and do here.

I originally started blogging after several months in the states because I started to feel I belonged in no-man's land; not quite in touch with day-to-day happenings at home in England or quite fully fledged New Yorkers! I hoped sharing my story would help and so far it has!

So stay tuned for the trials and tribulations as we try to navigate stateside with a kindergartner and newborn in tow.

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere right?


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