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Family Time Challenge Day 1: Set a Time for THIS!

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Between work schedules and after school activities, finding time to spend as a family can be difficult. Today's challenge is have a set time for dinner and schedule extracurricular activities around that. Even if you can't accomplish this seven days a week, the more time you do sit down as a family the better!

During your family dinners make sure that everyone unplugs from electronics. A fun exception would be if a family member is stuck at work and you face time or Skype them into the dinner conversation! Make sure that each family member has an opportunity to contribute to the conversation and share what they are up to.


How many nights a week does your whole family eat dinner together? What's the biggest obstacle you face when trying to get everything to sit down together? Did you have a set time for dinner when you were a kid?

One mom who participates in all 10 days of the challenge will be entered to win a $50 American Express gift card!

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by on Mar. 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM
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by on Mar. 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM
We eat every day together whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It hard with nap times and school schedule to expect every meal together as a family. My sons first birthday was fun.
by on Mar. 16, 2014 at 2:10 AM

we try for 7 days a week. We still can the girls are young enough.

by on Mar. 16, 2014 at 12:01 PM

We always eat together. If there are no sporting events we eat at 5pm. :)

by on Mar. 17, 2014 at 1:03 PM

We eat as a family most nights, its our time to come together as a family and share our day. Other nights we eat while watching tv. As a child I remember mostly eating with my family at the dinner table.

by on Mar. 20, 2014 at 9:17 PM
we eat almost everyday as a family. biggest obstacle is when DS is with grams and he is crying bc he wants me or wants to nurse while I'm cooking.
by on Oct. 22, 2014 at 4:07 PM
Well every night it's my kids and I since their father works late.but we always sit together.
by Member on May. 22, 2016 at 8:25 PM

we all sit down as a family except we have a problem we don't have a kitchen table so therefore we all sit in the living room.. Dad never turns his t.v. off and seriously when that's the only pleasure he has HOW DO YOU ASK HIM TO TURN IT OFF ? My dad is bed ridden he can't stand to be quiet most of the time. He does mute it to say the prayer or let zoey pray. 

by Member on May. 23, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Well right now our table is put into the spare room with lots of junk piled up. We moved dad's hospital bed where the table used to go. He seems to be getting better I am hoping before to long things will be better! However we do sit down at the same time eat in the living room yet I'm afraid one of the tv's are always on :(

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