I am pretty sure that 90% of my Facebook friends think I am crazy when I do posts about my grocery shopping trips. Most people probably don’t get it. Here are some reasons why I sometimes snap pictures of my groceries and share what I paid for them. Sometimes I wonder if anybody even cares, but I still keep coming back to it.
Maybe this is why:
-Often when I have a little time to myself and head out to do something I usually end up at the grocery store. If I was doing something more interesting you might be seeing pictures of that instead. I would rather grocery shop alone than go to Starbucks alone and take all 3 to the store later…so to the store I go.
-When I feel the itch to blog, but have had a rough time with the tots I often blog about grocery shopping. Instead of blogging about how I just might lose my mind if my children scream again about the sibling who touched their toy or that the string fell of their pretend pet dog again…I blog about groceries. I don’t mind being real one bit, I just don’t want to fuel any discontentment that other moms are already feeling. When my heart is not in the right place I don’t want to lead others down the wrong path with me.
-Because it is SO fun to go to one store and see an item for $3.99, and then go to another store and see it for $1.49.
-It is a way to feel productive when I know that if I moved more that 5 feet away from the tots the world I came back to might be more than I had the energy to put back together.
-I used to be totally overwhelmed by the grocery store. I did not know what the “good” prices were, I did not know what meat to buy, and I was intimidated using coupons. Now I have more confidence and I actually enjoy shopping. I love that my husband can come straight home from work most nights instead of dropping $35 on a small stash of groceries to get us through the next dinner and restock on eggs and produce.
-Because sometimes I don’t have the energy to delve into the deeper things swirling in my head.
-It is a way to help other families while I am home with mine.
-Because I hope that I can inspire you that you really CAN buy your family good quality food for a price you can afford…even without clipping tons of coupons. There are deals all around!