Ok moms, I have embarked on a new adventure! My new adventure is creating and sticking to a budget and drastically lowering my grocery bill! My husband and I went through our spending habits and I was seriously called out for my overspending on groceries.
I must admit I do spend quite a bit, and yes, it can be reduced and probably by a lot. I am about to spill the beans and tell you what I spend…are you ready….between $800-$850.00 a month and sometimes it is more if our family eats out. I know what you’re thinking…it is such a waste of money!! Well, you are right, it is and now I am going to do something about it. I am going to set a budget, stick to it and the biggest of all: use coupons!!!!!!!!!!!
Using coupons is a big deal for me, as I have never used a grocery coupon before (I know it is insane) and I am completely clueless!!! It is time for the baby basics, I need some coupon 101!!I have learned some great tips so far from the wonderful ladies I have met through the PTC Moms and Kids Meetup (www.meetup.com)!!! I have also been directed to a great site: www.southernsavers.com.
I will be shopping once a week with a grocery budget of around 125.00 (500.00) a month! This is a BIG change for me. I will be hitting the stores on February 29th and I need all the luck I can get! Please cross your fingers for me.
I will follow-up and post on my shopping experience. I will also share my savings and I am hoping I will SAVE a bunch!
Please wish me luck and Happy Couponing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My heart is pounding already!
My name is Amy and I am a WFHM (work from home mom) with a wonderful daughter named Madeline, a fabulous husband named Jeremy and a fun-loving dog named Kahlua (named by the Humane Society). I love our family time and I enjoy sharing memories of these great times with other moms! When my schedule is open (when is that) I like to run, shop, and go to Starbucks (yes, I might have a little addiction to coffee). Hope to share more of my stories, interests, and drama with you all.by