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Varsity Blues

Did the “Varsity Blues” parents succumb to societal pressures to cheat? Is there increasing pressure to conform? Talk about the scandal at dinner tonight.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Sterenberg Family

Meet the Sterenbergs! This family of five from Ohio is juggling a full plate of priorities and finding ways to make room for family dinner, the one time of day when they find they can focus on each other. The Family: Mary and Jon Sterenberg of Columbus, Ohio, and kids Paul (11), Luke (8), and […]

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Trip Family

A family of five from The Netherlands explains how giving their kids control in the kitchen has made family dinners more enjoyable for everyone.

How My Kids Learned Grit From a Dinner Disaster

Would you turn your elementary schoolers loose to cook dinner on their own? Read one mom’s story of how she did just that, and taught her kids grit in the process.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The North Family

Meet the North Family! Due to this family’s special circumstances, we’re publishing their story with all names and identifying details changed so that we can help them adhere to strict privacy guidelines related to their foster-to-adopt journey. We hope their insights into the unique challenges and joys of sharing family dinner with their three children […]

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Buck Family

We’re pleased to introduce the Bucks, a family of four who are committed to family dinners, despite busy schedules, because of the potential benefits to their children. The Family: Jamie and Sara Buck and kids Alex (13) and Katie (8). The Bucks live in Leawood, Kansas. The Goal: Sara says that the family has been […]

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Khan Family

A family from the UK shares the dinner table ideas that keep their family close and their energetic toddlers happy during family mealtimes.