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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 Townsend Family

January 31st, 2017

An inspiring teen shares how family dinners have strengthened her, and how she’s paying it forward with a school-wide service project.

Meal Planning Hacks for Busy Families

January 31st, 2017

Meal planning is a good habit, but can be hard to manage. Try one of these creative meal planning hacks to get your family dinners on track!

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Lazio Family

January 3rd, 2017

A busy family with teens struggles to get their family dinner routine back on track so they can stay engaged and connected.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Swanson Family

December 2nd, 2016

How do you feed a family of seven? A busy mom of five boys from Washington State shares her family dinner challenges, secrets and best tips.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Nelson Family

October 28th, 2016

A military family living abroad shares their dinnertime challenges, solutions and favorite kid-friendly international recipes!

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Hawkins Family

October 3rd, 2016

A family of four shares with us how they use creativity to solve their family dinner challenges and stay connected.

On the Path to College, Reflecting on Family Dinner

September 16th, 2016

A college essay response from one teen reveals how family dinners can be the best preparation for life away from home.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Zhang Family

August 29th, 2016

A family of four shares how using our Dinner Tonight resources has helped them prioritize family dinners and improve their health.

Real Family Dinner Projects: Jamie Bero

July 26th, 2016

A busy couple from West Virginia inspires us with their commitment to balancing family dinners with demanding careers.

When Dinner Can’t Happen (And What to do Instead)

July 25th, 2016

Our top five tips for getting the benefits of a shared meal when you’re just too busy for dinner!

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Bublitz Family

June 29th, 2016

A military family shares their challenges and triumphs in having family dinners with two very young children.

Talking to Kids About Tragedy

June 13th, 2016

When bad things happen in the world, how can you talk about it with your family? Our tips for talking with all ages.