Nov 11, 2021
All great change in America begins at the dinner table. - Ronald Reagan
Think of the best meal you’ve ever had…
Do you remember how it tasted? Maybe how it made you feel? Who you were with? That feeling of satisfaction not only from good food but from being surrounded by friends and family is hard to beat.
The good news is, gathering around the table doesn’t have to be reserved just for special occasions. In a world of disconnection, there is one location your family can always connect, and it’s right in your own home!
Hey guys! Melissa here, our guest today Karlie Burnham is an author, mother of five boys, and a passionate advocate for gathering around the dinner table. What started out as a personal interest has evolved into a deep relationship and understanding of the benefits family meals can bring. Studies show that sitting down for a meal twice or even once a week can improve your family’s health, connection, and language skills just to name a few.
Listen in as Karlie takes us through the process of creating a good family dinner and how it doesn’t have to be a big meal to be meaningful. The benefits of having dinner together go beyond just the food. Karlie talks about the importance of creating a space where questions are encouraged and conversation is open and safe. As well as how you can use it as a gauge for your child’s emotional wellbeing.
Whether it’s the pressure of cooking, schedules, disengagement, or picky eaters, Karlie has practical tips to help you take the stress out of mealtime and cultivate a genuine connection between you and your family.
For more resources or to connect with Karlie, check out the links below!
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