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    How much do you spend on groceries for the family and for the daycare ?

    I would love to hear from you all... I have a feeling I could be cutting our grocery bill down quite a bit we are a family of 4 and our groceries cost about 1000 a month.This includes the daycare groceries. Is this normal ?

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    We are a family of 6. I budget $800/month for groceries for home and daycare and always fall under that number. Sometimes not by much, but always. We do have a large pantry and chest freezer though...because of that I am able to stock up on sales so that I can save down the road.
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    I budget $600.00 per month for family and daycare. This feeds my family of 3 and 5 daycare kids. I make lots of homeade soups, stews, and chili's. We are also hunters and have a chest freezer of deer meat which I use as my ground beef well its deer and any steaks we wants. It saves us tons of money, but I think making homeade also saves $$$.

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    I'm the same as you Sunflower. I have a family of 4 and 5 daycare kids a week. My grocery bill including daycare food averages about $1000 per month.

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    I spend about $1000/month on groceries here too for a family of 4 and 5 dckids. I serve organics and whole grain foods to my daycare kids and family though so that is where a lot of my costs go but I would rather serve healthy whole foods than garbage foods to my dckids and family.
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    We are usually around $1000 per month for family and daycare.

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    I run about $1000 a month for groceries for a family of 4 (youngest is 13) and 5 daycare kids.

    I serve homemade foods as much as possible, definitely whole grain and healthier choices. The average dc meal consists of an appetizer of soup or salad, main course of grains, veggies, and meat, and a fruit for dessert. (Only on ocassion will my dc kids or my own be served hot dogs, KD, or chicken nugget type foods).
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    thanks for all for your input. I guess I am not as bad as I thought ! lol

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    Were a family of six as well and it ranges from $800-$1000

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    I am usually just over $1000 per month. Its nice to know that I'm not the only one.

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