Relocating to N. Berkeley from the West of Ireland and scared!
Good morning, everyone
A gentle check in to ask for some local input, if I may. I am moving to North Berkeley from County Clare next month with the rest of my clan. I am breaking into a cold sweat thinking about flying long haul with our one year old daughter.
We would be very grateful if anyone could direct us towards a safe park to play in nearby; a good family physician; the best place to shop for toddler clothes, equipment and toys; suggest what to do or where we can go for Halloween to allow our little lady a chance to interact with other toddlers; advise whether families are still trick-or-treating; make suggestions regards day care/ playgroups; have any ideas of must pack essentials for life in Berkeley! A tall order, I apologise!
My husband was recently awarded the Harkness Fellowship Award and will be researching and working in Oakland, and I have put my career ambitions aside to embrace this new family adventure, but admittedly am anxious about social isolation. I imagine it is going to be hard to meet people during this pandemic.
Thanks in advance. Warmly, Sarah