Do you like going grocery shopping? I did too until I found out how hard it is with four kids in tow. Some trips are better than others, and when my husband is with me we “divide and conquer”, but when it is just me with all four of my kids, I feel like I should get a gold medal at the end for making it through the shopping trip without wrapping them all in toilet paper like mummies 🙂 When it is just one or two, we do ok but get all four together and it is like putting feral cats with new puppies. One is always extending its claws and the other is terribly annoying as much as possible. Now, this isn’t all of the time, once in a while my kids will surprise me and we will have a great shopping experience, but those are far and few between.
Does this look familiar?
For this reason, I started looking for alternatives – like shopping when the kids are in school, waiting for their dad to get off work, having the oldest babysit for a while – and these work ok – but I am still spending precious time at the grocery store at peak hours and it takes twice as long, while I have a whole list of other things I need to get done. None of these options seemed to be the answer, and then I found it – ONLINE Grocery shopping! I was so excited that I didn’t hesitate to try it. We are doing home lunch this year, and so that means I am shopping more often than normal to make sure my kids have healthy snacks, food, and drinks.
I don’t think you realize how excited I was when I found out that I can get all of those snacks, etc for their lunches, all of the groceries we need for the week and even some household items. Let me lay this out better for you. It took me at least 15-20 minutes to make the list, a minimum of 90 minutes to go shopping, and the stress of having to do this with at least one of my kids. When I am shopping online, I am able to log in and add items to my cart as I remember them throughout the week. I placed my order on the morning of the day I want to pick up (or you can select a day/time that works for you) and then I show up at the store and they bring the groceries out to the car and load them for me. Boom! I was done with my grocery shopping at the store in less than 10 minutes and didn’t forget anything because I had already added things as I went – and I didn’t get things I didn’t need by browsing the aisles at the store.
This is a huge game changer for us. As a working mom of four, time is a commodity, and now I just added a couple extra hours (plus) back into my busy routine. You guys, I even had a chance to read my book for 10 minutes while we were at the grocery pickup! That never happens. My kids were all in the car – my baby was sleeping, and the other three were drawing, reading or playing on their phones. I didn’t have to bother them to wake up or stop what they were doing and the whole experience was peaceful and relaxing. How many parents can say grocery shopping with their kids was peaceful? And to top it all off, the service is FREE and you can get $10 off your first order (of $50+) with the promo code MOMHACKS. Visit walmart.com/grocery online or through the Walmart Grocery mobile app. See where the Walmart Grocery Free Same-Day Pickup Locations are close to you.
Walmart always guarantees the quality of the food being picked up or purchased in-store through its Freshness Guarantee for meat, produce and bakery items. If customers aren’t satisfied with an item, you can take it back to the store – or call the customer service number in your email receipt and they will help resolve any issues. Walmart grocery pickup is time-saving and will help you get more done in less time!
All four of my kids are in school (my baby is only in for 2.5 hours a day) this year. As always, I want to make sure that they have a successful and fun school year. Having a good lunch is part of that, but there are also other things that will take their experience from good to spectacular. I found the Family Guide to the Best School Year Ever and we have really enjoyed it! Get your free copy of it.