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The Benefits of Eating Together

The Family Who Eats Together Stays Together

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9/28/2017 6:55:05 AM

EVILCECIL's SparkPage
I really like having a family dinner.
8/14/2017 7:14:51 AM

LIZSPRINGSTEEN's SparkPage
Thanks for the info.
8/1/2017 6:16:15 PM

JUDY1676's SparkPage
Since I am alone the TV is my meal companion!
SUGARLAND8
6/10/2017 11:01:30 AM

My husband and I enjoy eating our meals together and having a nice conversation.
6/5/2017 10:16:17 AM

MSLOUIE3's SparkPage
I am very glad that when we were raising our daughter, the dinner table was a must. I see chlldren today in restaurants and I want to cringe and I know it is because they are not learning any etiquette at home. Also the art of conversation (minus cell phones) is learned at the dinner table. The kitchen used to be the heart of the home and I think it should return to that.
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

POLSKARENIA's SparkPage
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

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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

MOMWANTSNOWAIST's SparkPage
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!!!
BBILLS0
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! http://www.valentinoswoodfire.com/

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