How we feed our family of 7 for under $400/month

How we feed our family of 7 for under $400/month

The family grocery budget wasn’t really a conversation I ever had with my parents growing up. I remember cutting coupons with my mom and her envelope that she brought to the store. I remember treating grocery shopping like a treasure hunt for the items on the coupons. But the actual numbers? Those were never talked about.

Now that I’m a mom, my kids probably think I spend too much time talking about our grocery budget! I want them to understand that the food we costs money and that in order for our overall budget to work and allow me to stay at home with them, we need to pay attention to what we spend as a family on our groceries. I want them to leave our home knowing how to plan meals, make a grocery list, and budget appropriately.

But how do we get to the point of creating not only a meal plan and grocery list, but also a reasonable family grocery budget?

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What's the best and worst financial advice you've ever been given?

What's the best and worst financial advice you've ever been given?

Over the course of our lives we are bombarded with messages and advice about everything - what to wear, how to eat, where to live, how to raise our kids, jobs to take, and the list goes on. Beyond parenting - because the amount of advice parents get slammed with on a daily basis is crazy - I think financial advice is probably one of the top areas where people feel they need to throw in their two cents. Think about it - how often are you given advice about what to do with your bonus, or how to earn a little extra cash, or the best way to invest and save for your future? I'm guessing more than you realize. 

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Promises for the Hungry Heart - Week 26 {Update}

Promises for the Hungry Heart - Week 26 {Update}

Welcome back! If you are just joining us, we are using the YouVersion Bible App to follow a devotional together. Read THIS POST to get all the information you need to join in and then you can read THIS MORNING'S POST to see the promises we are focusing on this week.  

Did you get a chance to spend some time with this week's promises? I love when one of the promises immediately takes me back to an earlier time in life and I can remember exactly how God fulfilled this promise for me. This week, the promise I chose is... 

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