Reconnecting around the table ~ Power of Family Meals

The WINNER  of the Breakfast for Dinner GIVEAWAY is….. Krista F.
Krista the J.M. Smucker Company & Power of Family Meals Campaign will be contacting you!

Thanks to everyone who entered!  I know you will only be blessed by taking the PLEDGE!  It’s not too late to still take The Pledge to #Disconnect2Reconnect !


Helping others gather family and friends around the table at meal time is a passion of mine.  I love to help families find ways to easily reconnect at meal time around the table.  One topic that I don’t think I have chatted about is disconnecting around the table…..and by disconnecting I don’t mean on a personal level I mean on a digital level!  In order for us to reconnect with each other around the table we need to disconnect from our devises.  I know first hand how difficult that can be.  But I also know when my family has their phones or other devices at the table we are not sharing what has gone on in our day, or other important information that families need to share with each other.

Have you heard of Power of Family Meals Disconnect to Reconnect?

The Power of Family Meals

We have never had the television on during family meals, that’s not to say that we never eat while watching t.v., just not during family dinners.  More recently however with the kids getting older, and me being the social media maven that I am (insert laughing so hard your crying emoji) the thing that distracts us most at the dinner table is our phones.  Our phones have become part of us, especially my kids they just can’t put the dern things down!  Well then there’s me I am usually trying to get a shot of dinner for E2g, then I leave my phone laying on the table and a text, or tweet comes through and of course I take a look.  Such a bad habit! I recently realized how out of control this has become, so Ken and I made “no phones at the table” rule, but even then we have times that dinner is rushed and we do not enforce the rule.

Disconnect to Reconnect

So when the J. M. Smuckers Company contacted me and asked if I would like to promote Power of Family Meals Disconnect to Reconnect I was like I’M THERE!!! Disconnect to Reconnect is a movement encouraging families to disconnect from their devices and reconnecting at the table for at least one meal, once a week or more.  Families can take the pledge to disconnect to reconnect HERE. 

Power of the family table ~ Disconnect to Reconnect

One of our all time favorite family meals is to have breakfast for dinner.  It’s the dinner that pleases everyone, and I almost always have everything on hand to whip up breakfast for dinner…or if you rather brinner!  Pancakes or waffles, scrabbled eggs, bacon, sausage, there are so many options and they all get my family run to the table.  It’s the winning brinner option!  That’s why I’m so excited to offer you this giveaway from Smuckers!  One random winner will be selected to win this Breakfast for Dinner prize package so you can create your own brinner, disconnect, and reconnect around the table!

I hope you join my family in taking the pledge to disconnect to reconnect around the table for at least one meal a week.  Let’s help family mealtime go viral!!

Just look at all the amazing items you get if you win!!

Disconnect to Reconnect Giveaway

The Breakfast for Dinner Giveaway includes:

  •  Presto Jumbo Cool Touch electric griddle
  • 7-piece kitchen utensil set with stand
  • Family Talk conversation game
  • Smucker’s Strawberry Natural Squeeze jam
  • JIF Creamy Peanut Putter
  • JIF Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Folger’s Classic Roast
  • Hungry Jack Breakfast Syrup
  • 2 packs Hungry Jack Complete Pancake and Waffle Mix
  • 2 packs Martha White Banana Nut Muffin Mix
  • Crisco No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • Martha White All-Purpose Flour


– Visit the Power of Family Meals and take the Disconnect to Reconnect pledge and leave a comment here saying you did so.

For additional entries:

Tweet Disconnect to Reconnect Giveaway using #Disconnect2Reconnect and leave a separate comment below saying you did so.

Share giveaway on Facebook, make sure to leave a comment letting me know.

Pin this post on Pinterest and leave a separate comment below letting me know you did.

A total of 4 entries per person are possible!  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

Giveaway rules and regulations……

– Entries will be accepted until Monday, April 28, 2014, Midnight EST.

– Winner be randomly selected the following day and contacted via email. Winner will have 72 hours to respond to email to claim prize, before another winner is chosen.

Giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older. 

 The J.M. Smucker Company has compensated me to promote its Power of Family Meals campaign as always all the opinions shared are my own.



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  1. 1
    Maria B :

    I visited the website and took the pledge. Family mealtime without those distractions has always been important to me and we have tried to make sure our weeks include at least one or two disconnected family meals to connect.

  2. 2
    Erika :

    I tweeted about your post & about disconnecting from devises to reconnect with your family. I think the is a GREAT cause! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3
    Jeanne Rizzi :

    My husband and I took the pledge, our baby is too little but we discussed early on that we would never allow these types of distractions at our table!!

  4. 4
    Erika :

    I also pinned on Pinterest 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. 5
    Erika :

    My family has taken the pledge as well!
    THANKS again!

  6. 6
    Krista F. :

    I pinned it

  7. 7
    Krista F. :

    I shared on Facebook.

  8. 8
    Krista F. :

    I took the pledge. Such an important message! What a great prize too.

  9. 9
    Emily H. :

    We took the pledge, wand what a good one it is!

  10. 10
    Dawn :

    I took the challenge

  11. 11
    Dawn :

    I shared on facebook.

  12. 12
    Alicia :

    We took the pledge and also make this a general rule at our house. Good reminder to stick to it.
    Thanks 🙂

  13. 13
    Cyndi :

    Sheila, I love your passion for this topic – it’s your life’s work! Our family took the pledge (though some of them don’t know it yet – ha!).

    Peace be with you,

    • 13.1
      Sheila :

      HEY! Like I always say “what they don’t know won’t hurt them” ! And in this case it’s true! xox Sheila

  14. 14
    Cyndi :

    I pinned to Pinterest to share the love!

  15. 15
    Jody Kaiser :

    Thank you for posting! Love this. I shared on facebook and pinterest 🙂

  16. 16
    Cheryl Annen :

    Took the pledge.

  17. 17
    Cheryl Annen :

    Posted on Facebook.

  18. 18
    Judith M. :

    We took the pledge. Good idea.

  19. 19
    Judith M. :

    Shared on Pinterest : pin/272819689901592886

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    Dawn Monroe :

    My husband and I took the pledge. I had to include him because he is addicted to his phone 🙂

  21. 21
    Dawn Monroe :

    Pinned on Pintres as dawnmonroe83/ Dawn Monroe

  22. 22
    Dawn Monroe :

    Tweeted as @dawnmonroe83

  23. 23

    I agree with no tablets, no tv, no phones, no games, etc., at the table. I know most people think it’s just the kids but I’ve had old people come to dinner and text from the table. It’s irritating and stops the flow of conversation.

    Lovely idea!
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