Family Blog

Real families share their dinnertime wisdom on our fun, informal Family Blog. Discover new ways to create lively conversation, get everyone involved in dinner, and bring your family closer together, one meal at a time.

Drive Past the Drive Thru!

November 23rd, 2014

Guest blogger April Hamilton makes a case for opting out of fast food


Join The Family Dinner Project for #familydinnerforward!

November 14th, 2014

How will you give #familydinnerforward this holiday season?


Veggie Skeleton is the Life of the Party

October 20th, 2014

“I have witnessed a carefully constructed veggie skeleton disappear faster than you can say abracadabra…”

dinner with friends Kinfolk

Time Well Spent: Dinner with Friends

October 15th, 2014

Guest blogger Paromita on finding “family” in unexpected places


Nature’s Centerpiece: Bringing the Outdoors Indoors

October 4th, 2014

Guest Blogger Carolyn Parks on a simple ritual that brings her family closer


Finding the Middle Ground of Family Dinner

September 25th, 2014

Does family dinner feel too challenging? It doesn’t have to be all or nothing.

autumn dinner table

Back to School, Back to the Dinner Table

September 8th, 2014

Try these tips to keep family dinners on your calendar this fall!


Nurture your child to change the world

August 1st, 2014

Parenting Changemakers wanted!


Miss Southwest Michigan on “promoting family unity”

July 22nd, 2014

21 year old Courtney Knight shares The Family Dinner Project message in her work


Baby Stepping Update #3: Game On (again…)

July 8th, 2014

When it comes to family dinner, sometimes it’s one step up, two steps back


A Story of Stories for Dinner

June 26th, 2014

A mom of four finds her way of connecting at the table


Fathering after the kids leave

June 14th, 2014

“My role has shifted from initiating, teaching and “doing” to being present…,” writes FDP team member Bob Stains