I'm posting here for the 1st time mostly just because I'm so excited that I CAN
Hee hee. I'm just 11 weeks along with my 4th. I imagine we'll have more shortlings, only time (& our level of exhaustion) will tell.
I've always followed the QF & big families threads just because they fascinate me. It is so silly how excited I am just to be able to technically call myself a "mom of many" now. LOL I am a dork.
So, along with all of you, I struggle with the grocery bill, the laundry & dishes most.
The groceries are tough.... I WANT to shop at the farmers market & regularly buy delicious, expensive, raw, organic, homestead cheese
, & spend chunks of money on things like hemp seed oil & almond butter! Every single week I struggle to shop for healthy, whole foods, as locally grown as I can afford, AND keeping the bill down. Thankfully there's a Winco nearby with an awesome bulk foods area (not that any of those foods are locally grown
I also need to learn more & more how to make meals from scratch. You know, I have NO idea what to do with dried beans. I can get 2 whole pounds of them for a buck! But have no idea what to do with them.
We have gardens this year! Our 1st year, & we've gone all out & put gardens anywhere they'd fit in our tiny yard. We also have newly laying hens. We're learning food preservation & seed saving. I haven't had to buy spinach in 2 months!
One day we plan to have some land. Having a milk goat will be helpful. And I'm going to delve into soap making...
We homeschool as well & sometimes I totally freak out over my disorganization and/or my inconsistency there. We have good days & bad. The bad stress me out. I SO WISH I was a structured & organized person by nature, but I am truly not! I battle with myself with that.
Anyway, I'll quit my novel. Thanks for letting me join & babble about my groceries & what not.
I'm sure I haven't said anything that 20 other mamas of many haven't said already on these threads!