How to Audit Your Grocery Spending

How to Audit Your Grocery Spending - Think you should be spending less on groceries and other food costs than you are? Wondering if your food budget is a realistic one? Then it may be time for a grocery spending audit.

Think you should be spending less on groceries and other food costs than you are? Wondering if your food budget is a realistic one? Then it may be time for a grocery spending audit. Six years ago when I was pregnant with my sixth baby, we spent $400 a month on food. That’s right. A […]

Grocery Geek Q&A: Feeding Teenagers Without Going Broke

Grocery Geek Q&A: Feeding Teens without Going Broke - Feeding your teenagers healthy and economical food is not impossible. Here are 8 tips for feeding teens without going broke.

Feeding your teenagers healthy and economical food is not impossible. Here are 8 tips for feeding teens without going broke. I’ve been receiving quite a few comments and emails that pose great questions as concerns grocery shopping and saving money on food costs. This week I thought I would tackle a question that Kelley, aka […]

Pantry Challenge: Days 6, 7, & 8

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This month I’m doing a Pantry Challenge. For two weeks, I’m focusing on using up what we have to save money and time and to reduce waste. Hey there! I’m back. Did you miss me? Before I scheduled the Pantry Challenge, I scheduled a weekend away with family and friends. That means our pantry went on […]

Frugal Pantry: Favorite Refrigerator Items

Frugal Pantry: Favorite Frugal Fridge Items - Building a great tasting pantry on a budget can take a little time and research. Here are my favorite frugal refrigerated staples.

Building a great tasting pantry on a budget can take a little time and research. Here are my favorite frugal refrigerated staples. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase […]

Grocery Geek Goes On Hiatus

Grocery Geek Goes On Hiatus

Remember last fall when I had all those crazy book deadlines and Grocery Geek went on hiatus? Well, guess what? I was reflecting on all that is on my plate. The big question was how I can clear some things off until I’m past my last book deadline at the end of the month. This […]

Grocery Geek: April Mid-point

Grocery Geek: April Mid-point - How our family feeds 8 people for less than the national averages.

We are coming up against crunch time for me. I’ve got a summer FULL of deadlines that make me break out in a rash just thinking about them. I had a little emotional breakdown this week thinking of all that looms ahead of me. My husband and I put our heads together to see what […]

Grocery Geek: April, Week 1

Grocery Geek: April, Week 1 - How we feed our family of 8 a healthy diet on a budget.

How we feed our family of 8 a healthy diet on a budget with one child’s nut allergy, three boys who play hockey, one little girl who loves to cook, and a karate ninja plus a mom who has an aversion to processed foods, and a dad who humors her. The kids (and perhaps my […]

Grocery Geek: March Ends Already?

Grocery Geek - A weekly report on how one mom feeds her family of eight healthier, real food on a budget.

Here we are at the end of March. My fridge is bursting at the seams. I’m currently feeling a little anxiety about all that fresh produce that could go bad if I turn my back, even for a second. I’ve been shopping with the mind to make sure I have what I need to recipe […]

Grocery Geek: Middle March

Grocery Geek: Middle March - Price breakdowns of how one mom feeds a family of 8 on a healthier diet with no added sugar.

Sorry, no update last weekend, folks. It’s been a crazy month so far. I’m just fighting the biggest fires and hoping that the rest just die down on their own. Yesterday I posted on Life as MOM that I believe our sugar fast is helping us save money. I know we’ve hardly used our eating […]

Grocery Geek: Marching Into March

Grocery Geek: Marching Into March

We walked into March with a lot of groceries on our hands. If it weren’t for some food writing projects and my children’s endless consumption of milk and the fact that we’re fasting from sugar, I might have stayed out of the stores. But, life happens, and so here we are. If you don’t write […]