Let's just say our family dinners didn't always resemble a Norman Rockwell painting. Do anyone's? For some reason our kids become more active when asked to sit down at the table. Eating was often a stressful, very brief, experience for us all.........especially in restaurants.
Meal time is one of the few occasions we connect as a family, but we were missing opportunities. After a lot of trial and error we developed the N+B Meal Wheel, and now rarely eat without it. Not only does it provide ways for us to interact as a family but it also encourages the kids to eat their food (bonus!). We share a lot with our kids at the dinner table, which to us, is pretty cool.