Oct 28
My New Goal here at Dainty Chef12 Comments

My big, wonderful, loving family!

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.


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12 Responses to My New Goal here at Dainty Chef

  1. Betsy says:

    Love your post today! It made me cry.

  2. Dawn says:

    This is absolutely a goal of mine as Bri and I start our own family…And Dainty Chef can keep me on track to that goal! Love the new design and thank you for being an inspiration.

  3. Josie says:

    Love the new look, and I love this post! We have the same goal in our family and it’s so awesome that Caroline is old enough to engage in our conversations and contribute to discussions. Keep up the awesome work – your blog is great!

    • Krissy says:

      Thanks Josie for your sweet comments! I think it is so great that you are instilling those values in your own family, I can’t wait to do it with mine!

  4. Katie says:

    What about board games? Board games should always be welcome at the dinner table…

    • Krissy says:

      Board games are always welcome, friends and family alike. Even those that take it way too seriously :)

  5. Lindsay {life and kitchen} says:

    ‘I love the design! Casey did mine, too, and she did a great job.

  6. Mary Parks-Tomes says:

    Love your new design. You post was so nice. I am sure you will inspire alot of people. I know that you have inspired me. Keep up the great work.

  7. Books n' Cooks says:

    The redesign looks great – congrats!

  8. Stephanie says:

    I love the new look of the blog! I am a fan of yours and enjoy making and trying things you make. Thanks for the inspiration.

    So true- we grew up eating home cooked meals as a family and I make it a priority too with my husband and I.

  9. Jessica @ Sunny Side Up says:

    I love the new site design!! It’s so cute. And your goal is great!! I’m a firm believer in family dinners and plan to make it a priority when we have kids!

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