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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.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Budheges Family

March 29th, 2018

The creator of Crate Your Phone and her family share their strategies for preserving face-to-face connection at family dinner, even on busy evenings.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Donner Family

February 28th, 2018

A family of five from Lincoln, Nebraska shares their struggles with picky eating, along with tips for getting everyone involved in dinner prep and cleanup.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Jourden Family

January 29th, 2018

A young family shares how they’re working on developing healthy eating habits, a love of togetherness and better conversations at the dinner table.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Anderson Family

December 28th, 2017

A busy family with two young children shares how they make dinnertime fun and engaging for their kindergartener in a world of distractions.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The McLaughlin Family

November 29th, 2017

Busy parents Mark and Janeth McLaughlin make family dinner a priority in their home. Here they share their thoughts on building gratitude and togetherness at the table.

Tech, Talk and Turkey

November 15th, 2017

Addiction counselor Michelle Nogueira shares her observations about quality family time, along with some tech do’s and don’ts for the holidays.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Burroughs Family

October 31st, 2017

An RDN from the Mayo Clinic reflects on how The Family Dinner Project has impacted her both professionally and personally.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Elder Family

October 2nd, 2017

Kathy Elder is a teacher from Evansville, Indiana who connected with The Family Dinner Project to help provide resources to her students and their families. Here, we catch up with Kathy to learn more about what family dinners look like at her house! The Family: Kathy Elder, her 21-year-old daughter, and her father, Floyd, 73. […]

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Nogueira Family

August 30th, 2017

A busy family of three reflects on how hard it is to slow down and enjoy family dinners once they’re at the table together.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Earl Family

July 31st, 2017

Meet the Earls, family of famed nerdfighter Esther Earl and founders of #EstherDay! Here they share about their family dinner routines.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Thompson Family

June 27th, 2017

Meal planning expert Brenda Thompson and her family give a glimpse into life at their dinner table.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Dineen Family

May 31st, 2017

The creator of a series of special conversation starters for grandparents and grandchildren shares some of the secrets of her family dinners.