Every week, I make a grocery list using my coupons and online resources to determine how to get the items my family needs without spending over our budget. We generally don't fall into the trap of manufacturers because for the most part we are not brand loyal - we usually aim for the best deal (there are a few exceptions, but we wait for these items to go on sale plus use coupons).
This week, our son was looking through his new High Five magazine (Highlights magazine for ages 2-5) and he noticed the magazine subscription inserts. His first reaction was "Mommy, look I found some coupons". He was so proud that he had found some coupons. I had to laugh at this one, but as I got thinking, his response created a proud mommy feeling. In many households, most three-year-olds would have no idea what a coupon was, but at our house it is a regular topic of discussion when I am creating the shopping list for the week. Each week when my husband and I talk about the shopping list and coupons, our son is learning valuable lessons on saving money and using available resources. Hopefully, as our children grow up, they will learn many techniques and tools to spending wisely, living within their means, and saving money.
Cutting the crust off in 2011.