Category: Kids

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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