Monday, September 21, 2009

Celebrate Family Meal Day!

In recognition of the importance of family meals on children's health and well-being, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is promoting "Family Day: A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Children." This year's event is scheduled for next Monday September 28, 2009. Whichever day you choose to celebrate, I encourage you to make the effort to schedule in a day to eat dinner with your children in the next week or so.

We all face many obstacles to making family dinners a reality. I'd love to hear from you about family meals in your home. Any strategies or ideas you've found to overcome obstacles to family meals? Any favorite recipes that are a hit with the whole family? Feel free to post a comment or e-mail me ( so I can share your ideas with the Dinner Together community.

Happy Eating!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Is Unconditional Love a Realistic Parenting Strategy?

First, I apologize for my extended absence from posting to this blog. Part of the reason for this is that I've been working on setting up a new website and blog. It's still in progress, but I just made my first post on the new blog, which will be focused on a broad range of parenting topics. I'll continue to post recipes and other family meal and feeding related ideas here.

Click here to check out my new blog...