I have made some changes to my shopping habit to make the most of my time. I was surprised how many places are offering services to help me do this.
I have a box of organic produce delivered once a week from Door to Door Organics. This a wonderful service and we get to make some substitutions (like extra bananas and no more Napa Cabbage). My kids are so excited when the box shows up.
I have sung the praises of Calder Dairy before. Something about milk in class bottles.
A local supermarket, Busch's, takes the list I make online and shops for me!!! It is a $7 charge, but for me it is worth it. I can still use my coupons (the site even links to some) and bottle deposits.
I recently did the same thing at Sam's Club. They call it Click 'n' Pull. It was fast and easy. And free!
Finally, I shop at Amazon for lots of stuff - groceries, baby stuff, birthday gifts. I have several of our favorite items automatically shipping through Subscribe and Save. I LOVE it and it gives me a discount on the item.
All of these places are getting my money because they make my life a bit easier and the time I have with my family a bit longer. Barely a day or two goes by without something showing up on my porch. The dog doesn't even bark at the UPS guy anymore - or the milk truck. He brings dog treats!