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Family Dinner

Kid's Family Dinner

Jason Good | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Jason Good

Sometime around 5:30 every evening, the four of us huddle around a $25 plastic folding table to throw food and complain.

A Surprising Way to Cut Dinnertime Stress

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

There's a hilarious cartoon circulating on Pinterest with a woman hunched over in despair. The caption reads "Why do they want dinner every single night?" It's funny... because it's true.

What Does It Mean To Be One Of 7 Billion?

Posted 07.13.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: The Earth’s seven billionth person was born this past October -- ...

The Magic of Shabbat Dinner

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Friday nights can become more than the end of the week. They can be transformed into evenings dedicated to bringing people together, sharing meals and gratitudes, creating memories and community, savoring every bite, every minute together, around the table.

Table Talk: Dirt Is Good For You

Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Schools, offices, restaurants... Signs encouraging you to wash your...

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Day

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents
Jenny Rosenstrach

When I was growing up, family dinner was not called family dinner. It was called dinner.

Even More Reasons To Sit Down At The Table Together

Posted 06.22.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: There’s a reason so many dates, business meetings and affairs of ...

The Importance Of Unplugging At Dinner

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The dinner table is one of the last remaining places where tasks and chores are set aside in favor of simply enjoying family time. I hope we can keep it that way.

Eating WITH Children: Strategies to Make It Work

Rachel Marie Stone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents
Rachel Marie Stone

It helps to have a sense of humor when eating with kids.

Eating Dinner as a Family Matters (More Than Making It to Every Ballet Lesson and Soccer Game)

Zester Daily | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Zester Daily

Meals don't just address our biological need to feed ourselves. Cooking and eating together have united humans since we first gathered around a fire to prepare the spoils of a successful hunt.

15 (Kinda Sorta) Truths About Dinner

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Jenny Rosenstrach

Dinner will taste twice as good when it's eaten outside. Four times as good when eaten in an outdoor space surrounded by white string lights and with a view of any body of water.

Stop Making Two Dinners: Versatile Ideas for the Whole Family

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Parenting is amazing, sometimes hilarious and often difficult. Adjusting expectations so that the mini members of your dinner table eat what you're eating is a natural way to make life easier.

Table Talk: The Importance of Reading

Posted 05.04.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Evin Moore cares a lot about reading. In fact, he cares so much tha...

Do Family Dinners Improve Your Finances?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 07.01.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

Your assignment: Try committing to some healthy routines, like aiming for at least two family meals a week to start. I'm sensing a reality show in the making: The Biggest Saver, anyone?

Why Eating Dinner Together Keeps Us Happy And Healthy

Posted 04.27.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: At HuffPost, we’ve always believed in the importance of family me...

Make May Your Official Family Mealtime Month: A How-To Guide

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Your kids will not only benefit from family mealtime -- they'll remember their experiences fondly into adulthood and will pass the tradition on to their children. Here is a four-step guide for parents to bring mealtime back and include their children in the process.

Why I Don’t Force My Kids to 'Just Eat What’s In Front of Them'

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

My husband and I are trying to create a home culture where family dinners are enjoyed by everyone and eaten by everyone (almost) every time. Here's what works for us.

How to Plan Family Dinner

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Jenny Rosenstrach

But of all the issues that can face a dinner-maker -- no time, no skills, no inspiration, no help with the cooking -- Nina has the big one down: Family dinner is the house default mode. She and her husband (who both work from home) and their two kids sit down to a meal together every night.

7 Ways To Get Your Kid To Eat

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents
Jenny Rosenstrach

I like to think things are not so bad at our collective family tables that we need to assume, as this note did, that all children fall under the category of picky eaters. We all have our handicaps (in our house, they are eggs and pasta -- think about that! Two of the most fall-back-plan-y foods that exist in this world!)

My Worst Parenting Fear

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 03.04.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Some parents focus on emotional parenting, others on sports or art or music. For me it's food. Maybe it's my hippy upbringing or my undying devotion to Ina Garten.

Time To Stop Pretending All Mothers Eat Dinner With Their Kids At Six

Bonnie Rothman Morris | Posted 02.26.2012 | Parents
Bonnie Rothman Morris

Real life is complicated and dinner at six with the kids, especially for most working parents, not always possible. We regular moms have to give ourselves permission for the occasional slip.

Family Dinners: Just Holiday Time, Or All The Time?

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Family dinners can be a loving, predictable routine that make kids feel safe and cherished. It's wonderful to know there is something you can always count on, even when there's so much unpredictability and change in our fast paced lives.

Mario Batali: The Importance Of Family Dinner

Mario Batali | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Mario Batali

Cooking family dinner should start long before bags full of groceries are on the counter. Conversation and democracy are two essential tenets to dining as a family.

Comfort Food From My Mom's Kitchen: Selma's Chicken Cutlets

Laura Kumin | Posted 12.18.2011 | College
Laura Kumin

My definition of comfort food is that it makes you sigh with contentment at the mere thought of the dish. For my family, my mom's chicken cutlets are the ultimate Friday comfort dinner.

Take Back Dinnertime

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 11.06.2011 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

Family dinner. Doesn't that have a nice ring to it? Doesn't it evoke images of kids with really good posture and parents who love all four food groups equally? No wrestling, no potty humor, and definitely no trick forks. Does such a thing exist?