As the summer draws to a close, it’s inevitable that most families will be gearing up for a shift in routines. While the change in seasons is most pronounced for those with school-aged children at home, there’s something about Summer that tends to bring a more relaxed feeling for most of us, while Fall seems to signal a return to more disciplined schedules.
Now is the perfect time to begin planning for what daily life will look like when those schedules do return, including when and how to fit family dinner into your calendar. Here are some simple steps you can take right now to ensure that you’re prepared for family dinners this fall:
If you have younger kids at home, try this tip from our friends at Vroom!
Meet the Aaser family! They’ve found a creative and nurturing way to share the workload and make family dinners happen, while bringing the whole family closer to one another.
This quick and healthy dinner is made almost entirely from pantry staples, and can be on the table in 30 minutes or less for a fast family meal.
Get everyone involved in adding story starters to a jar that you can keep handy for family dinner fun!
If Back-to-School will be part of your Fall routine, try our Best Back-to-School Questions for a dinner conversation everyone will enjoy.