Having 2 littles forces us to slow down. I’m an on-the-go kind of gal and after Jude was born it was a big adjustment for me to not be going ALL THE TIME.
Three years and 1 baby later I’m only beginning to learn how to take it easy and enjoy life along the way.
One of the perks of slowing down is the family dinner. Food is a big part of our lives and almost every night we sit down together to enjoy a home cooked meal. There’s no hurry. We sit, eat and just enjoy each others company. Some of my fondest memories from childhood were made sitting around the dining room table. Life can get pretty busy and I find that I miss a lot of memory making opportunities along the way. Our family dinners help me to pause and soak in life.
In twenty years when they boys are grown I want to be able to look back and remember more than life in the fast food lane. I want to remember the time Jude discovered he like butter beans or when Noah eats his first solid food.
I think every family should slow down and eat together as often as possible. It’s good for your soul and also your wallet.
Jessica Lieb is responsible for B Honest Media's editorial direction and growth. She has covered parenting for over 13 years, focusing on travel, product reviews, and recommendations. She loves watching movies and traveling with her husband and four sons.