Ways to Make Family Dinner More Meaningful: Share the Table



In today’s world, making time for family dinner is increasingly difficult.  With work, after-school sports, music lessons, etc. it can be really hard to sit down and eat a meal together as a family. And often when we do sit down to eat we are distracted by television, phone calls, social media, etc.  I think it is time to take back family dinner and make it more meaningful.

Family DinnerWays to Make Family Dinner More Meaningful

This past week my family had an amazing time at the Family Forward conference at Universal Studios in Orlando.  We had the opportunity to make and share a family meal together and learn about ways that we can make family meals more meaningful.  We heard from Barilla’s guest chef, Daniele Baliani, as he helped us prepare a delicious lunch of Barilla Penne Salad with Roasted Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Arugula, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil.  It was delicious!  (recipe below) Prior to this lunch, Barilla had asked me to take part in their Barilla Blog Tour and share our experience of what our family learned  about the Share The Table initiative with my readers. [Read more...]

ABC: Back to School Breakfast

The first week back to school around here is always filled with excitement, expectations and a little bit of uncertainty and anxiety so we have a tradition of sending my boys off with a fun breakfast.  I love, love, love to make fun things out of pancakes for my boys and for the the first day of school we have an ABC back to school breakfast.Back to School Breakfast

Back to School Breakfast

This is one of those breakfasts that is simple to make yet your kids will love.  I know we don’t have a lot of time in the mornings to get breakfast made.  For this, I just mix up some “just add water” pancake mix and pour it into a condiment bottle.  I  knew that I didn’t have the skills to do it with just a spoonful of batter so I pulled out the same condiment bottles that I had previously used to fill with our homemade snow cone syrup, filled them with pancake batter, and they worked perfectly for writing. [Read more...]

Wormy Gravel Cups – Fun Food for Kids

We love making fun food for kids and these Wormy Gravel Cups were the perfect snack for our latest camping trip.

Fun food for kidsWormy Gravel Cups – Fun Food for Kids

When you think of camping, what do you think of?  When I go camping with my boys one word comes to mind: DIRT.  These Wormy Gravel cups were the perfect snack to take along on our latest mountain adventure.  Making fun food for kids is one of my favorite things to do and these were super popular with the kiddos.  And I love that they can help to make them. [Read more...]

Back to School Day Planner Cover Tutorial

It’s Back-To-School week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys.  It’s the last week of the series.  Can you believe that?

Today Karly from Paisley Roots is sharing this fun Back-to-School Day Planner Cover Tutorial.

day planner coverDay Planner Cover Tutorial

This Day Planner Cover is so much fun!  My boys are getting older and are getting more picky about the types of school supplies they want.  I love that this Day planner cover can be made in any fabric so that boys can express their own personality  Karly with Paisley Roots shares a really great step-by-step tutorial so make sure you check it out.  [Read more...]

Breakfast for Back to School

These breakfast ideas for the first day of school from Frenchie Wraps are adorable!  I love doing fun things for the first day of school and I love this fancy but fun breakfast idea.

breakfast for back to schoolEasy Breakfast for Back to School

I really can’t believe the summer is coming to an end!  It flew by.  This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys we are sharing ideas for heading back to school because, unfortunately, we can’t have Summer all year round.   This Easy Breakfast for Back to School post by Frenchie Wraps is  a post about  a fun way to celebrate the end of summer with a fun and funky table setting. You can get the entire family involved in the decorations and setting of the table with printables by caravanshoppe.com[Read more...]

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