Several months ago, my sister-in-law and I were talking about ways we can add a little more fun to our family routines- specifically our dinner-time routines. We both agreed that the dinner table is an ideal gathering place to connect with your family and create lasting memories. But with all of the tasks and responsibilities we have as parents, it is easy to fall into a “dinner-time rut” and lose some of that excitement and joy.
Raising children is no walk in the park; in fact, it’s one of the HARDEST things we’ve ever done. We’re all about keeping motherhood meaningful and fun, but what happens when you get too busy for meal times or the conversations at the dinner table are lacking? We all have struggles and triumphs in our own lives and there is no such thing as a “Perfect Mom”, but with a little bit of effort and determination, the time you spend with your family can be meaningful and memorable.
We got right to work brainstorming ideas that we could implement with our own families- activities we could do at the table, games, themed dinners, fun foods to eat etc. When we had a pretty extensive list of ideas, we hit the ground running and tried them out on our individual families.
And guess what………. it was a stinkin’ BLAST!!!!!!!
My kids for sure thought I was the coolest mom ever. If they came home from school and saw the table already set for dinner, they knew they were in for a treat! A couple times their friends would come over when I was setting things up and you could see the ENVY in their eyes…… every kid deserves to experience this!
We had such a great success with our individual families, we decided to write a book all about it! Introducing……….
The Family Dinner Project is a book written by moms for moms! We continue to work extremely hard at our motherhood responsibilities. We’ve learned many things along the way and we are ready to share them with you! If you’re ready to make family dinners a priority in your home, we have you covered!
“The Family Dinner Project” is here to help make dinner time more meaningful! We planned 12 themed meals that are fun, interactive and perfect for all the different times of the year. These are some of the best tips and ideas we’ve put to use with our own families.
All of the planning has been done for you – the menu is set, a shopping list is written and the decor and activities are suggested. We’ve also included fun printables for every meal that will make your evenings even more special. All you have to do is add your own special touch!
Let us help you turn your dinner table into something magical!
Then, gather your family together and let’s see where the night takes you!