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Take the #BillionDinners Challenge with Me!

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This post is sponsored by the Billion Family Dinners Challenge campaign. All opinions are my own. #BillionDinners

Family dinners took on a different aspect when Simeon and I got married. Our family is just the two of us and is so late in the day that honestly, we just eat in front of the TV with one of our favorite shows playing (lately it has been either Leverage, Once Upon a Time, or the new Doctor Who). It isn't a big deal and we don't really connect during this time.

And it is nothing like I pictured our meals being like when we walked down that aisle to each other.

I had known that it was going to be crazy. Simeon works evenings at Walmart so he doesn't even get home until 9:30 at night. We are both still in school so the wear and tear of doing school, work, blogging, chores, and research, it all takes a toll on us by 9:30 at night. As introverts, we're both talked out at this time and just want to enjoy each others company with minimal talking, and just enjoy our show.

I wouldn't say that our meals are horrible together or anything.

But it's not what I want for our relationship. And this challenge is the perfect way to kick start a difference!!

What is the #BillionDinners challenge? It is a two week challenge to have 10 family meals together! No phones! No TV! No outside distractions! It doesn't have to be a fancy meal. Or in a fancy setting. As long as you are together with your family (be it big or small), you can join in this challenge!

Just download the DinnerCall app to your phone, log in, and set the timer for your meal.

Not convinced that you need to join in the Billion Family Dinners Challenge? Let me share some facts with you.

Did you know that just by eating together as a family you'll not only be able to learn more about each other and what happened in each other's days, but can lower obesity levels, lower substance abuse rates, and lead to happier and more secure children.

Now I know if you are reading this blog, you might not be in the position for children yet, but why not set the standards for family meals in the future by having them now?

Even if you aren't married and are away at college, friends are family too! Sit down and make a meal together in one of your apartment's and you would be surprised by how much fun you will have! Turn it into a board game night as well!

No matter what your situation is, get your group together, turn your phones on silent (remember the app tracks your time spent together!), and enjoy each other's company over a nice hot meal.

I'll be sharing my progress in the challenge over twitter and I can't wait to see your family dinner posts as well!!

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