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The Benefits of Eating Together

The Family Who Eats Together Stays Together


3/27/2017 8:24:23 PM

MEXGAL1's SparkPage
My husband and I enjoy our meals more when we eat together! Love the article!
3/27/2017 6:17:15 PM

JUNETTA2002's SparkPage
When my kids were growing up we ate together all the time.
3/27/2017 8:51:06 AM

MBPP50's SparkPage
I love sitting down together as a family to eat.
3/27/2017 3:27:04 AM

We eat together as much as possible, easier now that DH and I don't go out to work, specially for breakfasts...
3/26/2017 3:31:29 PM

RO2BENT's SparkPage
3/26/2017 5:41:56 AM

EMGERBER's SparkPage
I love it when our family is all together and we eat a meal together and get caught up on everything each person has planed and has done. We try to do this at least once a say.
3/26/2017 4:38:52 AM

CATNURSE1's SparkPage
Due to school and different schedules, breakfast and lunch are hit and miss. But we always eat at home, and dinner is the one meal that we all eat together. During the week we will watch Jeopardy while we eat, and Fridays we'll watch Wheel of Fortune as well. But there is a lot of conversation as well. When I was growing up, all possible meals were eaten together. When all of us were in high school and beyond, my parents had a rule. As long as we lived under their roof, Monday through Thursday we had to eat dinner with them unless we were working.
3/23/2017 9:26:17 AM

-POOKIE-'s SparkPage
Eating together is a great way to be a role model.
12/7/2016 11:40:36 AM

I grew up with family mealtime at the table,especially dinner .It was one of the best, and most important times to me when I was a child .I think the dinnertime meal sitting at the table with all family members is a lost art nowadays for most people,but not in our house!!! I love those important family memories and they are more precious to me ,now that my parents have passed away. So, I have endeavored through work schedules when DH did not have a choice ,but to work 12 hour schedules, to save our family mealtimes at the table and even in the process, show our toddler at the time what tea time is like In England @ 4pm {when we had it anyway} so we could eat dinner with Daddy @ the table @ 7:30 pm !!
Our child has shown the same appreciation and respect for that dinner time and also sees it as an opportunity to get to eat ,interact , and chat with us,his parents on a regular basis. Maybe that is one of the reasons he does so well in his vocabulary skills on tests!!!
5/31/2016 8:19:16 AM

I've been working late a lot lately, so I haven't been able to hang out with my family as much. I've been trying to figure out a good way to connect with them. I didn't realize that eating out was such a good opportunity to socialize! I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing!
11/30/2015 8:27:24 PM

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9/4/2015 5:02:07 PM

Growing up we as a family ate our meals together, I did this with my children and it still continues with my grand children. Thus family get together was a big deal for our family . Since my mom has passed on we have not had many and I do miss them.
2/10/2015 10:18:24 AM

When my kids were young and living at home it was the rare night that we did not eat as a family unit, I miss those days, they are all adult's and I'm a widow lady who eats most of my meals alone, they have moved out of state but when they come to visit I look forward to cooking a big family meal and enjoying the company.
2/2/2015 4:35:53 PM

My partner and I eat dinner together 90% of the time. There are some nights where one or the other of us has activities, but when we are both home, we eat our meals together. I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

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