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Isn’t the new site as pretty as can be? I am absolutely in love with the new design and so happy that I went ahead and made the switch from Blogger to WordPress. Casey from Sugar Studios was amazing to work with! Even though I probably drove her a little crazy because I was SO excited to get the new design launched! She has so much talent and if you are a blogger, I suggest checking her out for a redesign. She has also has an Etsy shop for all her amazing graphics. Thanks again Casey for the wonderful and smooth process, I absolutely love the new Dainty Chef!!
Most blogs today all have a goal to inspire. Obviously, this goes well with my blogging philosophy as well, I want to inspire you, but I want to expand on this a little bit. Being a teacher, I think one of the most important lessons I have learned is if you want your child to succeed, you should talk to them. Wait, that is all I have to do?! Well, no, but it is high up there on my parenting lessons I have learned from teaching. Unfortunately, with technology the way it is today this seems to be dwindling in importance to people. Nothing beats that face to face connection.
I remember growing up the importance of having dinner as a family and sitting around the table talking about our day. Sure, there were days when someone was at football or swim practice, but my Mom always made it a priority to have a home-cooked meal on the table and some type of gathering each night whether all five kids were there or not. I have continued this tradition in my own home as well. Blair comes home to a home-cooked meal (most nights) and we sit and talk about our day. A few weeks ago, our Friday question of the day, was “What is your favorite part of the day?”, I told my second graders eating dinner with my husband. I am so thankful that my Mom and Dad instilled in us the importance of this nightly tradition.
So yes, my goal here at Dainty Chef is to inspire you, but I also want to challenge you. I want you to bring back the importance of a daily family dinner time in your home. Turn off the TV, shut off the computer, allow no technology at the table, and talk to your children or significant other. I know we all lead busy lives and I am not a parent yet, so maybe this really isn’t a possibility for some, but try it. You will see the difference and in twenty or so years, your children will be thanking you for making dinner talks a priority. So not only am I here to inspire you to get back into the kitchen or continue being in the kitchen, I plan to share recipes that are perfect for the busy mom, dad, or single working person.