I have two kids as well, but this summer I plan to ride my bike to work every chance that I get because I am not turning over my hard earned money to the greedy oil companies!!!
My honey works weekends, so during the week while I work he stays home with the kids and I am going to ride bike to and from work. I am just going to buy as little as possible of gas because I am sick of it.
THERE IS NO OIL SHORTAGE!!!! They are making up excuses because they know we have no other real alternatives to gas at this point and they are expoiting us to the max. I am also going to school right now and luckily I was able to work it out to go only 3 days a week instead of 5, because it's a 50 mile round trip. I am hoping to find a small, cheap car sometime soon that gets 40 miles per gallon, like a little Honda Civic or a Toyota or something. Whatever it takes, I am going to squeeze every last bit of gas that I can. The oil companies are not getting my money if I can help it.
You should try this bottle of gas treatment that I use. I have a Buick Century and for a while it seemed like it was just drinking the gas getting only 15 mpg. It's a little red bottle that you put in with every tank of gas, and when I did that, my gas mileage literally went up to 30 mpg!!! What a huge difference. Anything I can do to save on gas I am doing it.