The Case for Replacing Family Dinners with Family Breakfasts
By dinnertime, your family is tired, in a bad mood, and often not together. The
Despite our best intentions,
dinner is just hard to pull off. Kids have after-school activities, and working parents may not be home until 6 pm or later. Someone has to make dinner just as everyone is crashing in the door, harried from traffic and starving. But dinner isn't the only time a family can have a family meal. In our house, we've found that family
First off, we're usually all there.
Second, everyone likes breakfast
Third, research into the science of
But at breakfast? We're fresh-and able to give our families our best, rather than what's left over. That's worth getting up a few minutes earlier.
Laura Vanderkam is a nationally recognized writer who questions the status quo and helps her readers rediscover their true passions and beliefs in pursuit of more meaningful lives. She is the author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast (Portfolio, August 27, 2013), and 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think (Portfolio, 2010). She blogs at www.lauravanderkam.com .
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