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.

Revealing Romance at the Dinner Table

February 12th, 2016

Can — and should — you use family dinner as an opportunity to demonstrate romance to your kids?


Operation Family Dinner

October 15th, 2015

A military family takes on a family dinner challenge. Read how it went!

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Fatherneed at Dinner…and Beyond

June 22nd, 2015

Dr. Ray Levy explains why Dad’s presence at dinner is a gift to his kids.

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School Chef Offers Good Advice for Picky Eaters

June 9th, 2015

“Suddenly I have a kid who likes salad, fresh herbs and deftly mincing garlic…”


Answering Real Moms’ Family Dinner Questions

May 21st, 2015

We help real families with their dinner dilemmas: toddler transitions, clean plates, rewards, and more.


How Grandparents Can Help With Family Dinner

May 8th, 2015

Nana Jorj Morgan Knows What She’s Talking About


Taking a Leap: Helping Selective Eaters Try New Foods

May 4th, 2015

Help selective eaters take a leap forward with these simple tips.


What an Imperfect Dinner Moment can Hold

March 24th, 2015

“So here I was on this tired evening, my expectations low and in the realm of poop…”

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Cultivating Patience: 4 Tips for Military Families

March 17th, 2015

Use your family dinner time to help the whole family stay patient while a loved one is deployed.


Four Tips for a More Mindful Mealtime

March 6th, 2015

Guest blogger Deborah Sosin, MSW, on slowing down and enjoying your meals

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Dinner as an Act of Love: Meet “The Dinner Party”

February 26th, 2015

Guest blogger Lennon Flowers talks about her inventive organization, “The Dinner Party.”

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Learning to Love Family Dinner

February 16th, 2015

Guest contributor Casey Hinds shares how her busy military family learned to love family dinners.