I seek your wisdom...(grocery budgeting)
I'm a stay at home mom of a nearly 2 year old. It's just us 3 and it's a ridiculous situation...
I budget $200 every two week pay period for groceries. I should be able to make this work. But I can't. I always overspend and wind up needing to rob another "envelope". Do I just need to get better at cooking so I can do more with less or is spending 30 hours a week on couponing the only answer? I don't need to buy organic but avoiding all boxed food would be nice. Is it simply because I lump household and personal products into the groceries category? Should I *sob* dump Costco?! Maybe it's all of the above but I need to hear from someone other than myself or the lovely product advertisements that will make it "all better".
I never learned how to run a house so now I need a crash course. If you have any ideas or support, I could sure use them!
Thanks ladies :)