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10 Ways to De-Stress Dinnertime With Young Kids

Kate Solomon | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

How does dinnertime look in your house? I cling to dreams of family bonding and quality time, but lately, that's just not the reality.

The Single Best Thing I Did As A Parent

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents

Laurie David joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss her new cookbook, The Family Cooks, and extoll the virtues of a family dinner ritual. "It...

Everyone's Starving, Do You Know What You Are Cooking for Dinner?

Kirstin Uhrenholdt | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Kirstin Uhrenholdt

You either go out, get takeout or open the freezer for microwavable dinners. You basically invite a bunch of strangers to cook you dinner. But, should we trust these strange cooks?

Is Global Warming Real? A 30-Second Answer

Keith Gaby | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

There is either a decades-long conspiracy involving tens of thousands of scientists who have imbedded false formulas into the basic physics and chemistry textbooks, or climate change is real.

The Key to Family Dinner

Caitlin Crosby | Posted 03.17.2014 | Good News
Caitlin Crosby

It's so beautiful and refreshing to see real community... Making people feel welcomed, encouraged, not judged, but loved, and supported - just like family should.

The Benefit Of Kids Having Family Routines

Posted 03.13.2014 | Parents

BY ALLISON BOND NEW YORK Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:42pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Preschoolers who sing, tell stories and eat dinner with their families...

6 Meaningful Ways to Reconnect With Family on National Unplugging Day

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Put down the cell phones and prepare to pick up some stronger family bonds. Here are some ways you can reconnect with the important people in your life while remaining disconnected from technological distractions.

The Family Dinner

Tarja Parssinen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Parents
Tarja Parssinen

I am the proud product of family breakfasts, lunches and dinners! What can I say? I come from a family of big eaters and big talkers. But I also know what family dinners are like with my two boys and wanted to document the reality for you: THEY SUCK.

Why It's Important To Celebrate Music

Posted 01.24.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: Grammy Awards 2014 Story to read: Grammies Nominations Li...

My Unconventional Family Dinner

Today's Mama | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

The family dinner that's most important in our house is not the typical weeknight meal where my son, Javier, mumbles something about his day after an onslaught of questions from me. The one we treasure is the monthly meal we share with my ex-husband, Ed, who lives in another state.

What's Wrong With The Water In West Virginia?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: West Virginia Chemical Spill And Water Prohibition Story ...

What Kids Should Know About The Polar Vortex

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The Polar Vortex Story to read: U.S. Cold Weather Shatter...

How Family Dinners Are Becoming An American Tradition

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: Why families sit down and eat together Story to read: Mos...

Pass the Pie, Charlie Brown

Nikki Luongo | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Nikki Luongo

It was just another meal except on a weekday, and we didn't have to go to school the next day. We came, we ate, we argued, we ate dessert and then we left, if it wasn't being called Thanksgiving, It would be called Sunday dinner.

Moms Talking Money: 7 Secrets for Dining Out With Kids on a Dime

Women & Co | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Women & Co

Regardless of where you live, if you're not willing to give up an occasional meal out just because you're bringing along the little ones, try these tried-and-true secrets from our Moms Talking Money bloggers.

The Decline Of The Family Dinner (NEW BOOK)

Abigail Carroll | Posted 11.24.2013 | Books
Abigail Carroll

Over the past 150 years or so, dinner has accumulated many meanings beyond food: it has become about how we relate to our families, our society, and our nation. Perhaps it's time to revisit the script we've inherited and its weighted norms.

How Important Are Routines for Young Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

How do we hold on to those few precious hours in the evening and still offer our children routines that will contribute to successful days at school?

Why We Don't Need Family Dinners

Grown And Flown | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Family dinner is less about the "dinner" and more about the "family." Two decades of parenting experience bears this out.


Dan Yaccarino | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents
Dan Yaccarino

I want my kids to be able to use all of the amazing high-tech tools available to them. But I also want them to realize that there are other tools and other ways to communicate. I want them to know that their options are not limited to what's on the scroll down menu in an application.

Learning From the Past; Teach Your Children Well

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

There are many lessons to be learned in moments from our pasts. Teach your children well and remember that food can be your tool.

15 Tips To Eat Dinner With Toddlers Without Losing Your Mind

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

It's such a dream, the Family Dinner. From the moment I saw my first ultrasound, I could see it so clearly. A happy family sits around a table, passing heaped platters of colorful food.

WATCH: Amanda Haas On Helping Families Eat Together

Posted 02.26.2013 | Parents

Amanda Haas believes families benefit from eating healthy, homemade meals together -- so she's made it her life's work to help them do just that. T...

Let's Put Our Plates Together: A Letter to the Food Industry

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

As part of the food community, we have a responsibility to do our part and play a role in combating childhood obesity. The answer is prevention, and promoting the importance of family dinners is a terrific place for our community to lead the war against obesity-related disease.

Family Mealtime Not A Thing Of The Past

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

By: Ned Smith, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 01/23/2013 06:38 AM EST on BusinessNewsDaily If you use mealtime togetherness as a bar...

Using Trauma to Spark Change in the New Year

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As we enter 2013, the acute pain of the Sandy Hook massacre is beginning to recede. While some people yearn to move on, others vow never to forget. As part of the healing process, I suggest we do both. Action aimed at creating something meaningful can go a long way toward recovery.