I recently heard one of my sons talking with someone about something that was significant to him as he was growing up: Suppertime.
It was very important to Carol and me to try and have a sit-down dinner several days a week, and our kids loved this. Nothing too fancy. Pizza on Fridays. Something simple we could all gather around and share.
University of Michigan did a study of young adults who were living healthy and productive lives. There was a common thread in those interviewed. These adult children had parents, or a single parent, while growing up who made it a priority to have a sit-down dinner at home on a regular basis.
So many great memories were made in our family as we took time to have a meal together. If this is a struggle for your family, start with once a week and be encouraged. Try to eventually work on adding another day after that one meal becomes a habit.
It may take rearranging some priorities, but each of my grown children would say that even if it wasn’t perfect, our meals together were always time well spent and very memorable.