Posts by: Dinner and Family

TIME stands for: The Intentional Mealtime Experience. I love having TIME with my family and try and encourage others to do the same. Gathering family around the table and spending time together is one of the best gifts we can give to anyone. I have found that when I make it a point to […]

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I LOVE the Whole30 program (read HERE to get the scoop on it). It was an amazing journey and I am ready to do it again. The holidays are coming up, so I will not do 30 days, but probably a Whole5 or Whole7 here and there would be helpful. […]

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Review: The Goldfinch

On November 10, 2015 By

I’m not going to say that I read “fluff.” But I do usually read the more popular book – the current bestsellers. And I love them!

So I decided I needed a challenge. I found a Pulitzer Prize winner (and a long one at that) and started on the journey through the over-700-page tome. […]

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Marriage is hard work. There is no doubt about it. It takes intention to keep it moving to good places. Brian and I have so much fun together, but we struggle at times. We have been married for almost 20 years now, and one thing has helped us like no other.

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This potato salad got us through a lot.

Brian and I were so excited to make it this far on our Whole30 journey. But we craved and desired and salivated over things we couldn’t have. We wanted to give up. This creamy, bacon-y, potato-y yumminess helped get […]

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TIME: Card Math

On October 6, 2015 By

This was a fun little game we played after dinner one evening! Making mealtime a place of connection is one of my passions – and I want to share the ideas with you. I came up with the acronym TIME: The Intentional Mealtime Experience and will from time to time share dinner table activities and […]

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We made it one week! I’m sharing my journal with you as we journeyed through a Whole30. It was a great month and one thing  I couldn’t live without was this mayonnaise. It is the best! I used it for ranch dressing, chicken salad, egg salad, and potato […]

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I recently finished a Whole30 and spent some time journaling about it every morning. I kept all my favorite recipes and noted lots of tips and ideas along the way. I didn’t want to write about the journey until I completed it – because I was afraid […]

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I saw it. I had to try it. And it was good!

I was flipping through a recent Cooking Light magazine and saw recipes for lighter versions of dessert. This one caught my eye!

Kids love to dip. I recently got these cute little containers for my kids’ lunch boxes. Here’s a photo:

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How fitting that my first TIME (The Intentional Mealtime Experience) post would be on time itself? Ironic! Brian did this little experience with our kids (and me!) and it was powerful. Here’s how he did it:

After dinner we all sat around the table and Brian got out a huge bowl of Sour Patch Kids (he […]

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