3 Grocery Shopping Tips for Modern Day Moms

grocery shopping tipsShopping for groceries can be enjoyable for some (like me) but a daunting and dreaded task for others. It is time-consuming and requires a great deal of preparation but as we all know, it is something that needs to be done. How then, can we make it an easy job? Here are some tips:

  • Plan and make a list. If you are thinking of cooking a specific recipe, write down the ingredients that you need to buy. It does not matter if you are shopping for a large or small family. Making a list before leaving your home is a great time and money saver. A multiple trip to the grocery store is not only expensive but also time consuming and you can avoid such waste of resources just by planning your shopping and making a list before you go. I have a very small family and yet, I still my grocery shopping list is still long. There are plenty of recipes I want to try and most of the groceries in my list are food related. Aside from that, I use two different cooking oils, varied liquids for sauces as well as powder mixes. My pantry is quite full but there are times that I have not prepared for shopping and when it’s time to cook something, I discover that I am missing an important ingredient.

  • Shop when it’s off peak. Obviously, rush times are weekends as well as 5 to 7 PM. You can avoid the long lines and crowded grocery shops if you visit the store when it is not busy. I usually do my grocery shopping early in the morning. I enjoy the relatively serene store where I can leisurely go from aisle to aisle without bumping into any cart or waiting for someone to finish choosing an item from the shelf before I can finally get mine. There is a shorter line or no line at all and I get home without feeling anxious and tired from all the shopping. 

  • Avoid the line and rush and hassle by shopping online. You can easily fill your pantry with all the grocery items you need with several clicks and typing on your part. Clueless on where to buy the best grocery products in state, you can try online searches like Colorado springs classifieds if you are within the area. There are plenty of free services that point you the right online shops if you only spend time to search for them. Aside from groceries, you can also find other products and merchandise and even services using online classifieds. A friend of mine recently bought a gadget with the help of an online Memphis classifieds.

Modern moms these days face a busy and very challenging life, juggling work and domestic responsibilities. No matter how minor, grocery shopping takes a huge chunk of our time and energy. It pays to know that we can do something to make this task easy. Moreover, we are grateful for the help that the Internet provides in order to make grocery shopping a less daunting chore.

Make Popsicles in Seven Minutes with Zoku Popsicle Maker

Popsicle has always been a favorite by many, regardless of age. As a young kid, I used to love a trip to the grocery and bringing home a popsicle or two as a treat. Moreover, I also liked making my own popsicle though my patience as a child usually wears out, waiting for it to freeze. These days though, one can easily make and enjoy popsicles in as little seven minutes and without electricity. This is possible with the patented Zoku Quick Pop™ Maker.

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With this innovative product, you can make striped pops, yogurt pops and flavored core pops at a moment’s notice. This product is available at zokuhome.com for $50.

And here is a simple recipe for a Nutella fudgesicle which I hope to try soon.

Creating a Décor Using Thread, Glue and a Balloon

I was Pinteresting today from a parenting website that discusses home paternity tests, I clicked on a link and arrived on this tutorial that I thought I might share. I saw this being done as a livelihood during our visit to a province last year and I think it’s nice. There are several stores that sell this but why buy when you can make one and have fun? You use twine, cord, thread and yarn to create this. Enjoy!

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Traveling Wardrobe

I have been having sleepless nights and one of the causes is the travelling that my daughter and I will have to do next week. Sans the husband. What makes this trip extra stressful is the packing. Since there will only be one adult during the trip, we have to choose and pack our things wisely. It’s a different thing when the husband is with us as I can rely on two strong hands and stronger shoulders to carry our bags. We travel frequently and I get to pack our things but honestly, I am quite bored with my usual ensemble – jeans and shirts plus a cardigan or sweater. It’s a good thing I stumbled upon a blog post regarding essentials when travelling courtesy of Simple Mom.

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Following Tsh’s advice, I bought some new tank tops and girly blouses today. And since I can’t seem to resist, I got myself some funny t shirts too. During our last trip two weeks ago, I packed our stuff seven hours prior to our flight. It was absolutely stressful. This time, I intended to do the job a day before our flight to lessen the anxiety. I still have to do an inventory of things that we should bring as early as now so I can easily add or subtract those that we might or might not need. Wish me luck!