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Deciding to Be Happy, Deciding to Not Fear

Deciding to Be Happy, Deciding to Not Fear

Do you ever struggle with making decisions? On a recent school holiday another expat family invited us over to swim at their beautiful vacation-style house in Granada. They are from Alaska and are down here for 6 months, and our kids attend the same bilingual school....
You Don’t Know until You Go!

You Don’t Know until You Go!

I had a really hard experience being a first-time mom. Some graduate into Motherhood easily. Not me. I struggled with everything from birth, to nursing, to colic, to sleep, to everything. But the second baby? She was a breeze. Thank goodness you only have to be a...
Budgeting for Cancer

Budgeting for Cancer

When my doctor told me they had found cancerous cells in my thyroid (I didn’t know what a thyroid was either), it didn’t seem like that big of a deal. He told me it was the “good” cancer and fairly easy to treat. A few weeks later, they took out my thyroid. A few...
How I paid off $50,000 in 18 months

How I paid off $50,000 in 18 months

This post is a follow up to my “How can they afford that?” post in which I showed you how I paid for going back to school with my family in tow. Part of the formula for making it work was borrowing $45,000 dollars for tuition and another $5,000 for a minivan (come on,...