I have given up on coupons for most categories, I don’t buy that processed junk. What works for me, and is hard with kids, I KNOW, I am a mother of 4 boys, and they were once young, is to keep a running tab on a legal pad, or in a notebook. When I do this, I never go over, plus, I catch when things don’t ring up at the right price.
I haven’t caught, does your husband travel, or have a normal job? If he has a normal job, can you grocery shop, alone, after he’s home from work? If you are a military wife, or the wife of an OTR trucker, this won’t work, but if he’s home at night, do you have any groceries open after your dinner hour is up? I can watch the costs a lot more when I shop alone.