OK: I think it's crazy how much it costs to have a family operate these days. I get a little aggrivated each paycheck when I realize how much I need to spend to keep this family functioning. So, let's discuss how much we spend on necessities and groceries to keep our families functioning. I have a family of five (3 kids ((2 of them in diapers)) ) we usually spend about $100 bi-weekly in necessities (shampoo, paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, soap, razors, etc) for food, we spend about $150 bi-weekly. Do we spend too much? Or am I just a tightwad? Let's discuss.