Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Hour that Matters Most – The surprising power of the family meal By Les & Leslie Parrott with Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna

Giveaway time!  Ends September 6, 2011 at 9pm

The book, The Hour that Matters Most, starts out talking about what makes a healthy home.  On page 5 it states, “Every family expert will tell you that a healthy home is the result of a proactive parent.”  Wow, this really struck me.  There are days when I am so busy trying to keep the house clean that I forget about keeping the house happy and healthy.  The authors talk about ways to keep the house healthy.  They also mentioned the numerous studies backing up why families need to eat meals together.

The sad truth is that a lot of families are so busy with activities in life that they don’t make time to eat supper together.  This book offers a lot of insight into how to bring the family back together.  It’s going to be strange at first but will get better with time.  There are tips on how to get the good conversations started.  As well as how to get your kids to open up without prying and prodding.

For those you don’t normally cook there is a chapter on how to get started cooking in general.  There are easy recipes at the end of each chapter, several of them I am going to try at our table.  Speaking of the table there is even a lesson on manners and the most effective way to get your kids to model the good ones.

This book as opened my eyes as to why we need to make sure we are eating together as a family as often as possible.  Even if Scott is getting home late from work and I am going to eat with him I am still going to make sure I sit at the table while the girls eat.  I am looking forward to the conversations we are going to have, as the girls get older.

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I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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