I have been skirting the issue for awhile, but the cost of living is definitely going up.
For the most part, I try really hard to feed my kids healthy, non-processed food. I am lucky they enjoy cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and fruit for snack. I try not to buy anything with high fructose corn syrup and I buy organic milk.
I do try not to go overboard, I don't want them to feel deprived and then gorge themselves on junk when they are away from the house.
They seem to make pretty good decisions, so far.
Now my struggle is managing the rising costs and continuing to serve the same food. Typically I shop at Trader Joe's, Henry's and Costco.
I have a girl friend who is playing the Grocery Game and she is saving a lot of money! I am trying it-- I bought the trial for $1, I have clipped my coupons and printed my list. I plan to give it a try. We will see how far I get.
The hard part is that the lists that are available are for Ralph's and Stater Bros. I don't typically shop there.
I will let you all know how it goes-- if I save money and can manage to continue to serve relatively healthy fare then I may continue. I am sure that I will continue to stop in at Trader Joe's- their prices are really reasonable to start with.