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.
MakingCoffee (2)

Our Family Breakfast Project

April 15th, 2014

“The Family Breakfast Project gave us a great week of morning fun and connection,” writes guest blogger Katie Bugbee


5 Tips for Successful Dinners on Your Busiest Nights

March 26th, 2014

Guest blogger Amy Bowers shares how she survives her most stressful evenings


How about Some Sunny Dinner Conversation?

March 12th, 2014

Guest blogger Chris Long makes learning about the sun fun

talking bubbles

Talking with Your Teen at the Table

February 14th, 2014

“Around my table…any topic is acceptable if brought up with good intention and true curiosity,” writes pediatrician and mom Kate Land


Cooking and Musing with Alton

January 27th, 2014

Guest Blogger Brian Fies on Alton Brown, easy bake ovens and why we should teach our children to cook


Confessions of a Family Dinner Advocate

January 8th, 2014

FDP Director John Sarrouf decides it’s to clean up his own family dinner act


Table Topics: Why Can’t Santa Just Give Them Presents?

December 24th, 2013

One mom addresses tricky questions about giving


Nurturing My Mini Chefs – And Tips for Nurturing Yours

December 9th, 2013

‘Forgive the Mess!’ and other tips from our guest blogger Betsy Blumberg Maxwell

Giving Tuesday Recipe for Giving

‘Don’t Yuck on My Yum’: A Mantra for the Table, and Beyond

November 8th, 2013

FDP Director John Sarrouf on respecting other people’s choices, and embracing diversity


One Mom’s Dinner Tale: Doing it FDP Style

October 17th, 2013

Read how Justine turned to FDP for guidance to make dinner more fun and meaningful.


Kids who Cook: Green Beans with Garlic and Lime

September 24th, 2013

12-year-old son Tano and 10-year-old son Luca show us how it’s done.


What’s in Your Pantry?

September 16th, 2013

FDP director John Sarrouf on setting the stage for healthier choices