Getting Conversation Back on the Dinner Table

By: Trisha Novotny
24/7 MOMS www.247moms.com
 Unlike the families of the 1950s who seemedto have more time for family meals, we the millennial families find ourselvesheading a million different directions at once. Work, activities, television, computersand homework all compete for our time and often our homes begin to feel likehotels, with family members waving to each other like guests as they pass inthe hallways.  
In our home with 5 children, we counteractthis millennial family craziness by placing a priority on family dinnertime. While it takes some effort, planningour dinners in advance allows us to spend more time enjoying the meal togetherthan we do preparing it. This is important because over theyears, my goal has been not only to provide healthy, balanced meals for mychildren, but also to create an atmosphere of togetherness and openness throughconversation. 
So, how do we create conversation and get it back on the table in 2011?  Click here to read my full article and fun ideas over at Meals Matter.  Be sure to leave a comment and thanks for reading.

 

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