Grocery shopping with five kids is, well, not fun.Â Until now!Â I’ve discovered how to do it.Â Â Just follow these 5Â simple steps and grocery shopping with five children won’t be a chore anymore.Â In fact, it can be quite pleasant.
Step One-each child plans meals for one day; breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and dessert.Â You’ve got to let them plan for all of those so that they feel like there is food in the house.Â It might seem like we eat a lot, but we’re not over weight.Â Well, most of us are not.
Step Two-Mom puts all of the children’s menus together and adds a few days as well as a few green things.Â I don’t think cereal, granola bars, cheese tortellini, and sloppy joes constitute a well-balanced diet for the day.
Step Three-make a shopping list and gather coupons.
Step Four-split the list.Â I try to put things on one list that are all in one area of the store.Â For example, Hannah and Luke today had dairy products.Â I usually do produce and meat.Â If I let Austin pick the meat, we would be eating salmon steaks, filet mignon, and pork loin every night and we would go broke.Â Since I have 5 children, I split the list into three parts.Â Sometimes they pair up boys together and girls together and other times it’s the two bigger kids and then the two younger ones.Â I let them decide.Â I usually take the baby, but sometimes they ask if Mattie Claire can go with them. … Continue Reading