Kids, groceries and a budget – believe it or not, this isn’t one of those meme diagrams where you can only pick two. I’m going to be bold and suggest you can have all three! But it will take some planning, a robust shopping list and a generous amount of kind, firm, calm.
With the cost of living creeping uncomfortably upwards, family budgets are getting stretched in all directions. Many suggest the most cost effective and budget-sticky way to do the supermarket shop is online, but that’s not an option for everyone and lots of parents have to do the grocery shop with kids in tow. However, that’s not necessarily such a bad thing – there is loads of learning to be gained from the humble shopping list, as well as valuable life-skills in every aisle. Yes, a tantrum in each aisle is also a possibility in some cases, but let’s see if there are some things we can do to avoid those too.