Second-Hand Holidays: Why Our Kids Aren’t Getting New Stuff for Christmas

Second-Hand Holidays: Why Our Kids Aren’t Getting New Stuff for Christmas

There’s something about the prospect of getting new stuff that causes kids to go a little nuts around the holiday season. I’ve heard “You know what I want for Christmas…?!” approximately a thousand times since Halloween. And the answer to that question is not a single, simple item. Heavens, no. Long gone are the days …

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Announcement: We’re NOT Selling Everything to Travel the World!

Announcement: We’re NOT Selling Everything to Travel the World!

Whaaaaaat??!! This might come as a huge shock to those who know us, what with the recent upsurge in nomadic impulses among Millennials – especially those who, like us, have always loved traveling and are drawn to minimalism. If you were unaware of this trend, just search “nomadic lifestyle” or “millennial nomads” or “digital nomads” …

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Baby’s First International Trip and Other November Spending

Baby’s First International Trip and Other November Spending

The most exciting (and most expensive) part of November was our week-long escape to the warm waters of the Bahamas and the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida. The cost breakdown of that trip can be found here. A quick reminder: these monthly spending reports are an effort to keep myself accountable to the idea that …

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A Desert Wedding, an Epic Race, and Other September Spending

A Desert Wedding, an Epic Race, and Other September Spending

We’ve somehow made to the end of 3rd Quarter, tracking every dollar we’ve spent this year (scroll to the bottom of the post for the total numbers)! A quick reminder: these spending reports are an effort to keep myself accountable to the idea that doctors do not have to spend a totally ridiculous amount of …

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