From Our Members

 Here at HENhaus we have an extensive network of women from all different nationalities, races, ages, etc. One thing we have in common, though, is our desire to help other women make the transition as they arrive, and find other English speaking women in the area. Here are some of the things our members had to say about how they felt when moving to Germany…

“I had never lived abroad before and was really nervous about having to learn a new language; I thought it would take forever before I could make any friends.”

“When I moved to Herzogenaurach it wasn’t my first time living in Germany, and I already knew the language; but it was my first time living in a foreign country as a new Mom, and I really needed the support of other Moms.”

“Honestly, before I moved here, I had lived my entire life within 100 miles of where I was born. I was really excited about living in Germany, and the opportunity that it was for our family to experience more of the world, but I was not prepared for all of the differences in the “little details” and you know what they say about that!”

“I spent a year trying to figure out why my cookies were always flat! And I was here at least six months before I discovered that you could get a “chip” to use in the shopping carts, instead of always having to have a 1 Euro coin!”

“I don’t have any kids, so I’m not a “stay at home Mom,” but since I can’t work here in Germany; I found myself in a totally new situation, and wondering how to make social contacts!”

"I'm not sure what I would've done if it wasn't for the strong leadership of 'The Henhaus.' In the beginning, the playgroups were my sanctuary, I've always thought of myself as a strong independant female who could handle any obstacle, and it wasn't until I found myself alone in a country with a newborn when I'd realized the strengths I needed were not only for myself, but for my entire family. Starting over anywhere is a feat, and I'm very thankful to be surrounded by such a wealth of communal knowledge. HENhaus is the kind of group that you can just walk into and ask any question, big or small, without receiving that all too often judgmental glance. Now, I am here to be that resource lifeline that I so deeply needed when I settled into the role of a hausfrau."

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