My husband and I committed years ago that we would do everything we could to allow me to stay at home with the kids. Living on one income in today's economy is a definite struggle. One look at the budget and it's easy to see the main items that drain large amounts of money: gas and food. Even with couponing, I've been spending $150 a week on groceries for my family of six.
My goal is to get that down to $100 a week (or less!), saving us $200 a month. This blog is the story of my journey to be a good steward of what God has given us and feed my family yummy, varied meals that are healthy without breaking the bank.
Here are a few of the obstacles that I'm up against:
- I'm a foodie who loves trying new recipes and will get bored having the same thing over and over again. I need variety.
- My kids are super picky. It's something I hope they get over eventually, but something I have to consider now. I will need to find a balance between challenging their palates and fixing things they like.
- My husband hates leftovers. I think this stems from his childhood. Anyway, if I plan for leftovers, I mist be creative.
- We are currently a one car family. This helps with gas money since I'm running around all week. But I only have the car when my husband's off work and then we have to share. I can't run to 5 different stores and spend all day shopping.