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The simple acting of taking one meal together as a family is much harder than I imagined. My children are all young enough to be accounted for at the table, it's my husband's seat that is often empty. eat.gif

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My husband often is gone 18, 19 hours a day, so generally it's just me and the kids who eat together.


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We are a family of two so we eat breakfast and dinner together during the week and all meals together on the weekend.

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Rarely. We tend to eat in shifts. DD1 is very active in some competitive sports teams, often one parent is off picking her up. Or DH is working late. 


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Not often. Either our LO is already in bed or DH is working a late shift. We hope to make it more of a priority as the children get older but, for now, sleep is more important :-)

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We do almost all the time. It works because my husband has a pretty consistent work schedule and is usually home by 5:30


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We do for almost every meal. I actually can't remember the last time we weren't all together. We are lucky to be able to arrange our work schedules to allow this to happen. My parents put a huge value on eating together as a family when I was growing up and, although I hated it as a teenager, I totally see the value in it now and I LOVE it. It really allows us to connect together as a family at the end of the day. It is so so important to me.

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