I am so glad that I can answer yes, yes, and yes to these questions. But I will admit, that, until this summer, we rarely sat together at the table to eat. For most of our married life actually, Bruce and I sat in the living room and watched TV while we ate dinner. Now that we have Charlotte and don't have as much free time in the evenings, I insist that the three of us eat dinner together, with the TV off.
It has helped me feel more connected to my family, as small as it is, to know that we will have those 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted time together each day. Eating dinner together serves as an anchor for our afternoon and evening plans.
If your family isn't eating together as much as you like, there is even a website to help you - Get Back to the Table. Here, you can find recipes and grocery tips from Libby's. Libby's has teamed up with Sara Evans for the month of September and is even giving away a backstage dinner with Sara to help encourage moms like us.
Oh, and there is even a coupon for canned goods to go along with all those great Libby recipes!
Now for the giveaway. I have 1 copy of Sara Evans' Greatest Hits. It is new, in the package.
I will draw 1 lucky winner next Monday. There are three ways to enter and you can do any of them you like, for up to three entries:
- Leave a comment telling me you want to enter,
- Subscribe to my RSS feed, and leave a 2nd comment telling me you did so, or already are subscribed, and
- Link to my giveaway on your own blog, leaving another comment with the permalink to you post.
The winner of last week's giveaway is Amy Starr. But she didn't leave any contact info so hopefully, Amy, you are a subscriber. Please send me an e-mail through my About Me page so I can get your prize package off to you. If I don't hear from Amy by Thursday afternoon, I will choose a new winner.