groceries? Maybe we can pass along helpful advice. This is what I've done. We sold our van in exchange for an escort wagon. I make one trip from our small town to the bigger town a day. Just one. I try to do everything in one fell swoop. Sometimes, however, I do have to drive kids to various activities, but I try to carpool. For food, since everything is sky high, I now shop mostly at our discount food store, Aldis. In the summer I intend to do lots of bikeriding and walking (hey, it's healthy). For clothes...can't wait for garage sales...my kids really dress well, and most of their clothes are from garage sales. Are you being hit by hard times? What do YOU do? (It's very bad where I live. Jobs have been eliminated or shipped overseas).