Regular household bills - Mortgage, utilities, insurance (home and car), car payments
Gas - Husband cannot help what he spends on gas. It's just not that kind of job. To counter that, I am fortunate enough to have a boss that pays for a fair share of gas in exchange for child transport.
Dog Stuff - We are dog sitting, and the money spent is minimal. Plus, I am happy to do it.
Medical Expenses such as prescriptions, appointments, etc.
I am also going to exempt cat food and litter. They eat what they eat, and poop where they poop... That is that.
Everything else - stuff from Target, groceries (including supplies for our harvest party), dining out, books, online purchases, fun activities, nights out on the town, football game food, beer, and all other miscellaneous purchases.
So, all of this means that I need to be infinitely more conscious of what we are eating, at home and out. I need to make sure that we have dinners at home, rather than going out. Currently, Husband and I only spend about 4 nights per week together, and I probably only make dinner twice, which means that we are eating whatever we can find, either in the house or out. That is a big part of our budget no-no's. I also need to make sure that we have stuff for lunches available such as meats and cheese for sandwiches, and fruit on hand for ease of use.
Maybe you think my budget is a lot, but I can assure you, it is a significantly small amount in comparison to what
**Post update** After looking at what I spent already, and it is only October 2, there is no way I will stay below $200 for the month. But I really really did have to treat my best friend to brunch for her birthday. Sorry, but it had to be done.