my 3 kids come and visit for the summer which really is AWESOME BBBBBUUUUTTTTT they eat alot. i have a 12 g, 10b,7b and not only that but i have a 13,10,8 step children and a 2 year old daughter. so 7 kids!!!! my husband only makes $510 a week. Our rent is next to NONE really BUT i take out $220 a week for bills.99% of the time that money is spend on gas and food. So im lost on how to make this a shopping list to fit our budget so when next payday comes we still have money left in the bank. Before my husband got paid today we had 34cents left in the bank. Sooooo i know i know i need to get a job BUT then i wouldnt have my summers with my kids and its really important to me. When they arent here we dont struggle that much.
- We do not eat out only on Sundays after church which is ALWAYS little ceasers $5 dollar pizzas(2 of them)
-Town is 45 minutes away so if i go shopping i better get it all at once or else i am spending more money on gas which is normally what happens
-i dont qualify for food stamps because they think he makes enough, which they are right....when its just my husband,my 2yr and I but every other weekend my step kids come over and my kids are here during all school breaks
I just need help because i dont know what to do. If i were to spend $120 and get everything and not have to go back to town until the following week then that would be awesome but i can never get my food bill under $160 and it really sucks
Advice ladies PLEASE