Let's chat about the grocery store.

Are you good about going? Do you take the kids? Do you go with a list? Do you coupon??

I am the worst about grocery shopping. I hate going and so I put it off as long as possible - which I think makes it worse when I actually go because we need EVERYTHING. When I go, I usually take all 3 kids - if my husband is home he always wants to go as well and he wanders the aisles like nobody's business so if I take him with I end up with all 3 kids AND waiting around for him to finish wandering... as unlikely as it seems, going with just the kids is easier!
I go back and forth on lists, but in general I just walk every aisle and pick up whatever looks good with no real plan. I have always wanted to coupon, but I haven't taken the time to learn how to do it well and it seems like a foreign language to me. Linda if you ever want to give me a crash course, I wouldn't complain ;)

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BethSummerville, South Carolina
    06/05/14
    I tried couponing, but I failed miserably. Instead I meal plan. I use an online site called "how does she do it" that allows me to put in all of my meals. All I have to do is pick which ones we want to eat and it calculates my shopping list. Then I check off the stuff we have enough of. It's really nice and we only buy the food we need. Before Avery was born my husband and I would spend about 35-50 bucks a weeks on groceries.
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    06/05/14
    Beth
    Is that a paid service??? I did emeals for awhile and absolutely loved it, but we are trying to do Paleo and so I stopped using it.
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      06/05/14
      I always take Nina with me and I write a list, but I never need it. I always remember what we need...the list is kind of a "just in case" or if there's something new on it. I don't mind grocery shopping...I hate clothes shopping, but groceries are fun usually. Nina loves it, she gets to sit in the cart seat and "help". I don't bother with coupons...just too much hassle and not enough need for them. We like to walk up and down every isle seeing if there's anything new we want.
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        06/05/14
        Tristen is always with me and I do make a list. I finally bought a paper to use coupons and someone had taken a page of the coupon booklet and put it on top of another booklet and stole the coupons out of the paper so I paid for nothing. But I like to do a large trip once a month then just pick up things like bread and milk throughout the month.
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          06/05/14
          8Theresa Gould
          Our grocery shopping is divided between my husband and I. It usually depends on how much work I have, if I go or hubby goes. I enjoy it. We take the children sometimes. Usually we use errands as a way to take one child for one on one time.
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          About Beth
          Current: Summerville, South Carolina
          Birth: September 18
          On Moms.com since: Aug 18, 2013
          obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.