MANAGING MEALTIME MADNESS: I prioritize family dinner because I want to have a space in the day when my family can come together and be nourished both physically and emotionally. It’s rarely calm and controlled, never clean or quiet, but I’m happy to say that, for the most part, my dinnertime plan is working--for everyone. Here’s how it goes down at my house.
Why Family Meals Are So Important. Ideas to make meals memorable: Picnics on dining room floor, DIY dinners, Table Talkers, Light candles every night, Have storybook dinners, Fix finger foods, Have kids help make dinner an event.