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Category Archives: Moving to Mexico

What is The Cost of An Emergency Room Visit in Mexico? The Price-Tag Will Blow Your Mind!

Our Son Fell Through Our Roof - Life in Mexico

UPDATED 5/12/18 Accidents happen… Like the time last year when my son fell through a skylight on the garage roof. One minute my four kids and I were in the guest room talking to my mom-in-law and the next minute I hear Sawyer, our six-year-old, crying in the kitchen. He was so fast that we […]

Don’t Move to Mexico Just Because It’s Cheap

Don't Move to Mexico Just Because It's Cheap

I often get asked why we moved to Mexico. One of our reasons was because Mexico is a cheap place to live if you earn the American dollar. After living here for over three years I can say with conviction, “Don’t let that be your main reason for a move to Mexico”. Why? Because if […]

Moving to Mexico – Renting Our 5th Home in Beautiful Michoacan

Moving to Mexico - Renting Our 5th Home in Michoacan

Updated 5/20/18 – Michoacan is a state in the Southern part of Mexico. We live in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico and our moving to Mexico journey began over four years ago. I never thought that we would be in our 5th rental home in only three years time. There are a few stories behind our rentals […]

How Does a Family of Six Live in Mexico On $2000 a Month?

How Does a Family of Six Live in Mexico On $2000 a Month

Updated 9/15/18 with the current exchange rates – First, let’s just get our income out of the way. My husband is a pensionado or a retiree. His income comes from social security disability because of a brain injury in 2001. I don’t have much of an income. My blog and photography are mostly for enjoyment […]

5 Things We Love And Hate About Mexico Public Schools

5 Things We Love And Hate About Mexico Public Schools

There are good things about Mexico public schools and there are bad things about Mexico public schools. We put Sawyer, our five-year-old, in the third grade of pre-primary school last August. (This is equivalent to Kindergarten in the US.) We took Sawyer out six months later and decided to homeschool him. Six months of schooling […]

Living Abroad is Hard, When Someone You Love is Dying

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My Grandma Mehl, my mom’s mom, recently died. She was 94 and had pancreatic cancer. I live over 2000 miles away from her and my family. They are in Kentucky, USA. I am an expat living deep in South Mexico, 14 driving hours from the US border. I have four kids and a husband with a disability […]