Why eat at the dinner table?
What accounts for this decline in families eating together today though? The data seems to point to two main issues: Overworked parents and overscheduled children. When mum and dad get home in the evening they are soon in the car again to whisk the children off to sport, music, tutoring, church activities and a host of other events.
SM: Maintaining contact across great distances
Usually when I give social media presentations and I ask people to list the positive aspects the first, and often only, good thing people name is the ability to keep in touch over great distances.
He left a boy and returned a man
But the most significant changes to me are the ones that aren’t noticeable with the human eye. He left for boot camp a boy and returned a man.
Dating 2011: You can pick your friends, but…
I don’t know who said that, but it is one of the truest statements I have ever heard. You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family. With most of our friends, there’s a point in the relationship where one or both people decide that they would like to have a deeper connection with the other.
Thanksgiving is all about people
In a word, it’s all about connections – family, friends. You can’t imagine not being with the people you love; so much so that anyone not surrounded by family and friends on the day will receive numerous invitations to join other people’s Thanksgiving festivities.
Surviving a big family, helps with college survival
Being the eldest of six children has shaped me into a successful college student and a happy young woman.