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Author: Danielle Ford

Relax Around the Table

When was the last time you relaxed around the table with your family?  You are busy.  Your children are busy.  Mealtime can become one of the most stressful times of the day as you try to juggle schedules and the different preferences of every member of your family. Let FreshTake make mealtime the easiest part of your day.  Stop by your favorite grocery store today and pick up several of the 1-2 serving FreshTake meals to meet all the demands of your families tastes and nutrition! FreshTake meals are not only easy to prepare with only minutes in the oven or microwave but also they are also nutritious and easy to clean up.  These qualities combined makes for a less stressful mealtime.  Now that dinner is decided and ready to go, you have time to actually communicate with your children and find out what is happening in their lives.  FreshTake helps here as well with great conversation starters AND great coaching for the parent who has just finished a long day at work and has little energy left to navigate through the one-word answers of, “How was your day?” and “Do you have homework?” and find out how your kids are really doing.  The conversation starters are well-prepared and will even provide you, as the exhausted parent, coaching and tips on how to listen to what they are really...

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What’s Going On?

What is your child’s biggest concern? Do you really want to know “what’s goin’ on”? Do you ever wonder what is going on inside your child’s head?  These conversation starting questions will give you the answer; but there is a catch.  You, as the parent, need to refrain from immediately responding to your child’s answer.  These questions are meant to initiate an honest reply.  If you cut them off or react with shock and awe they will not be encouraged to continue the dialogue.  Simply nod your head and urge them to continue in a very calm manner.  This...

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Signs of a Healthy Family

Do you know what a healthy family looks like? Do your children? If you want to be a healthy family, whatever it means to you, it is a good idea to start the conversation to understand not only what a healthy family is but to also understand what your children think it is. Once you come into agreement as to what a healthy family is then you can discover whether or not your family meets the criteria and what steps you can take to become healthier. Table Topics | Question 1 What are the signs of a healthy family?...

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Better than Resolutions

Every year millions of people make New Year’s resolutions. According to Google, resolution means a firm decision to do or not to do something. What is better than a resolution? –Actually being intentional about doing or not doing something! Ultimately, a decision does not change anything; it is the carrying out of that decision that makes the difference. As the year comes to a close use these questions to start the conversation about how to make your family better in the next year and then be intentional to follow through and encourage your children to do the same. Table...

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