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The Benefits of Eating Together
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Sharing gives you an opportunity to teach!
Appreciate those family dinners together! In the blink of an eye, the kids will be grown and raising their own families.
Thank you! Great article!
I really like having a family dinner.
Thanks for the info.
Since I am alone the TV is my meal companion!
My husband and I enjoy eating our meals together and having a nice conversation.
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.
My husband and I enjoy our meals more when we eat together! Love the article!
When my kids were growing up we ate together all the time.
I love sitting down together as a family to eat.
We eat together as much as possible, easier now that DH and I don't go out to work, specially for breakfasts...
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.
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.
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