Eating Out With Kids: Family Meals Matter


With our busy lives these days, it’s hard to preserve a true family dinner. But family meals are important, and eating out at a fun restaurant for kids is one way to accomplish this.

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We try to all sit down together for dinner as a family once a week, usually on Sundays. The keys for making this work for me are cooking easy family recipes at home or going out to a kid friendly restaurant. Once we’re sitting down, the grown-ups put the gadgets away (after I pry the iPad away from the hubs!) and we really TALK. I have one friend who asks her kids to share one nice thing they did for someone else that week, which I think is a terrific idea and something I hope to implement.

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  • Kathy

    Growing up we didn’t always get to eat as at the table. My sister played ball and my mother worked so alot of times we were eating either at the game or in the car but when we were at home…we ate as a family. I especially loved the weekends. My grandmother lived down the street from us and she would fix a huge breakfast at least every other week (we would get to spend the night and help fix breakfast)
    Now that I have kids of my own, I try to make sure we eat as a family w/o the tv and no computers or cell phones (the phones is the hardest for my husband) We will play card games or 21 questions and talk about our day (and try not to complain lol) We do have family fun night where we try to rent a movie and play games and we have of course..pizza. We just rented the DW Kid movie for my eldest and we read books to Olivia..we made memories. Today we had a snow day so made tents and ate lunch in the living room.