Category: Family

What Does it Cost to Take a Family to Europe?

What Does it Cost to Take a Family to Europe?

The Iberian Blitz

When my brother moved to Spain to teach English, my family – having never been to Spain – naturally decided we had to go visit.  Soon some other family members decided to join, and then some good friends did too. Our plans exploded into a giant complex mess of twelve people’s ideas and expectations, which after several hundred email exchanges somehow resulted in airplane tickets and lodging reservations and then, against all odds, culminated in a trip that was an absolute blast.

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How We Got Ready for a Newborn for Under $350

How We Got Ready for a Newborn for Under $350

What Does Getting Ready for a Baby Really Cost?

According to one popular baby website, you can currently expect to spend about $2,000 on everything you “need” for your nursery furnishings. The most reasonable article I could find featuring photographic proof that their nursery wasn’t totally depressing came in around $400 for nursery furnishings (this was on a budget/frugality site).  These nursery set-ups did not include what was spent on clothing, blankets, baby-feeding supplies, diapers, wipes, baby monitors, etc.

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Welcome!

Welcome!

Hi!  In case we haven’t met, I’m Dr. Peppers. I’m a distance runner, backpacker, skier, world-traveler, wife, and mom. I’m a Millennial and an extrovert, so I like talking (or writing) to people about pretty much anything. You can learn more about me right here. Through some combination of luck and hard work and thinking outside the proverbial box, I’ve managed to build a life that l absolutely love – and thus I consider myself highly successful despite not being particularly famous or important.

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