Tina Ernspiker

17 Flips | 1 Magazine | @TinaErnspiker | Life in Mexico with Four Kids, Missionary Work, Homeschool, Travel, ADHD, and a Brain Injury. Every Day is a Little Loco! www.gringoslocos6.com

How Does a Family of Six Live in Mexico on $1800 a month?

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 …

3 Ideas for Outdoor Lesson Plans for ADHD Students

<i>*Thanks to Joyce Wilson for her second guest post here on Los Gringos Locos. Joyce is sharing with us some ideas for outdoor lesson plans that will</i> …

Teaching

Free Printable Laundry Checklist For Kids… and Husbands too!

I have a husband, four kids, one dog, and two cats. That makes nine living beings in our household. This boils down to a lot of laundry. It’s time to …

Kids

Life Lessons with Mexico Mom – Renting in Mexico Isn't Easy

<b>Weekly Life Lessons with a Mexico Mom</b> – As a wife of one and a mom of four, it seems like I am always learning and discovering! I know I am not …

Parenting

Life Lessons with Mexico Mom – I Peed In Someone's Front Yard

Weekly Life Lessons with a Mexico Mom – As a wife of one and a mom of four, it seems like I am always learning and discovering! I know I am not …

Parenting

Life in Mexico with Los Gringos Locos

Exciting, I know. A doctor’s visit. Not something that a person would normally write about, much less photograph. But when you are an expat, a person …

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The Unforgettable Night We Slept at The Dallas Airport

That’s right. We slept at the Dallas airport with our four children. It was NOT fun in any way. Before I get to that part of the story though, let me …

Flying

41 Photos That Prove You Can Climb Paricutin Volcano with Kids

Have you ever climbed to the top of a volcano and peered into the crater? Our family had this experience last summer when we conquered Paricutin, a …

Time I

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 …

Education

Life Changes – What is Next For Los Gringos Locos?

The last six months have been a whirlwind of activity and life changes. Here is a quick wrap-up of our recent personal life; the good, the bad, and …

Homeschooling

Crying Child Equals Stressed-Out Mom

Kids cry. Some kids throw a temper tantrum. I know it, you know it, it’s a fact of life. My kids are probably a bit louder than most kids. I say this …

Social Security

3 Concentration-Enhancing Activities for Kids with ADHD

<i>*Thanks to Joyce from TeacherSpark.org for providing Los Gringos Locos with this guest post on the benefits of concentration-enhancing activities for</i> …

The Brain

The Wax Ball – A Tribute to a Terrific Dad

Monday it will be six weeks since the phone call. My father-in-law died suddenly at 58. We cried, packed, and prayed, then jumped on a plane from …

Parenting

Our Epic Travel Nightmare – Driving From Kentucky to Mexico

Leaving home for six weeks to visit family over 2000 miles away by car is HECTIC, to say the least. It is NOT a vacation. Despite our love for our …

Whiskey

Why Raising 'Outdoor Kids' is a Good Idea

<i>*Thanks to Emma for this fabulous guest post on the benefits of raising “outdoor kids”. Although we are a very techie family, we value outdoor time</i> …

Kids

Top 5 Reasons to Become An Expat NOW!

Would you like to become an expat? We made the decision to live abroad in Mexico in 2013, and it was one of the best decisions we ever made! If we …

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