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Family Dinners

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.

This Tradition Will Transform The Way Your Family Eats

Laurie David | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Laurie David

The idea is simple: Use the one day of the week we do have time to cook -- Sundays.

How To Make Delicious Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Food Fanatic | Posted 02.21.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

This eggplant parmesan recipe is flavorful and has the perfect crispy texture without the extra oil from pan frying.

5 Life Skills The Olympics Can Teach Your Kids

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Of course, scheduling regular family dinners together is an important ingredient for raising well-adjusted children. But after the last two weeks, I also believe the same principle applies to watching the Olympics as a family.

The 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi Have Begun!

Posted 02.07.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi Story to read: LET THE ...

End Mealtime Battles Forever With These 5 Simple Words

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

It's dinnertime and my 4-year-old son is deep in play. When I announce that dinner is ready he makes his own announcement: "I don't want to eat, Mommy." I tell him five words that avoid the food battle that he wants me to engage in.

Gearing Up For The Super Bowl With Your Kids

Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: Super Bowl XLVIII Story to read: NFL's Super Bowl History...

Blended Families Make for a Spicy and Happy Meal

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 03.05.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Kate Roberts

We're a blended family, although our parenting styles don't always mix well. Dinner time can be an occasion where we're more like oil and water than peanut butter and jelly.

Family and Food: Giving Thanks

Wendy Gaynor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Wendy Gaynor

We understood more than ever that year what it truly meant to give thanks. Ruby was recovering, granted it was at a snail's pace, and we were blessed.

12 Tips for Avoiding Tears at the Table

Becky Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Becky Johnson

Just because well-intentioned parents forced their kids to eat foods they loathed or sent them to bed without supper, doesn't mean we have to perpetuate the madness. Our generation also grew up with lots of obesity, anorexia and other food disorders.

Tips For Quick and Easy Family Dinners

Anjali Varma | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Anjali Varma

All busy moms have faced this all-too-familiar scenario: it's 6:00, the kids are starving, you're exhausted and you have no idea what you're serving for dinner tonight! Couple that with an empty pantry or fridge and a picky eater and it is a "recipe" for disaster.

The Innocuous Move That Ruined A First Date

Al DeLuise | Posted 10.25.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

In the early part of the last decade, when I was not quite a novice with online dating, but had yet to achieve a Master's Degree in the art of finding love on the Internet, I met ChampagneLady58.

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.

How We Kept It Together When My Husband Left For A Year

Sarah Smiley | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

It was a dangerous idea, inviting people to my house weekly for dinner while raising three young boys. But when my husband left for a year-long deployment in November 2011, I was one dinner shy of total desperation.

Why I'm Not Giving Up On Family Dinner | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents

When we moved from New York to Toronto last year to create a less hectic life for our kids, one of the things I was most excited about was eating family dinners together every night.

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.

Best Ever Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken With Green Sauce

Jennifer Segal | Posted 04.23.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

This is my take on Pollo a la Brasa, the delicious spit-roasted chicken made popular by so many Peruvian restaurants. The chicken is first marinated in olive oil, lime juice, garlic and spices, and then oven-roasted until tender, juicy and crisp-skinned.

5 Secrets Happy Families Know

Bruce Feiler | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Bruce Feiler

Tolstoy was right. Happy families do have certain things in common. Today we finally have the knowledge to know what those things are.

10 Meal Etiquette Rules Every Kid Should Know

GalTime | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents

This year, instead of the usual resolutions, why not make gathering the family around the dining table -- working on manners and proper eating etiquette -- top of the list?

4 Easy Pasta Alternatives

The Stir | Posted 02.16.2013 | Taste
The Stir

What are we going to eat in a world without pasta or bread? Have no fear: a world without wheat can be perfectly delicious!

6 Simple Habits That Will Recharge (And Revive!) Your Family Dinners

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

If you're not feeling connected to your spouse after work, if family dinner in your house has disintegrated into a chaotic free-for-all, then it's time to make some changes to your evening meal routine.

POLL: Do Family Dinners Make A Difference On A Child's Academics Or Behavior?

Posted 09.26.2012 | Black Voices

Sunday dinners are a hallmark of black life. (Cue "Soul Food" closing scene.) And while psychologists have touted the family meal's beneficial affect ...

It's 2012: Decide for Yourself What to Put in Your Body

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 11.21.2012 | Food
Linda Novick O'Keefe

If we and our children are eating hot dogs every day, what are we learning and teaching? We certainly aren't teaching our taste buds very much and we likely are not hitting half of the nutrition notes we need every day.

A Sunday Supper For The Whole Family

Saveur | Posted 11.21.2012 | Taste

Gather your loved ones and escape from the busy chaos of the back-to-school season with this simple, kid-friendly Sunday supper.

How Family Vacation Has Changed

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

When my boys were little, my idea of vacation was any place where the sun shone and my children could not break anything. In their middle years I wanted to show them things, add culture and breadth to their world. Now that they live away from home, I just want to have meals with them.