Disconnect to Reconnect with The Power of Family Meals – Giveaway!

This is a compensated post with J.M. Smucker all opinions are my own. 

disconnect to reconnect I am guilty of being on my phone more often than I should. We are a very busy family on the go and you’ll often find me on my email or checkinn in with a social network. My husband has even told me when it starts to become a problem and it easily can become one. When we are connected digitally we aren’t connecting to the people in our lives. My husband likes to make a joke out o it and will often take pictures of me with my face in the phone. (Like this photo of me taking a photo, which is something he often sees.)  It’s a great reminder to spend my time where it’s most important especially during family meals.

For many years now, Smucker’s has promoted the Power of Family Meals, an initiative that emphasizes the benefits of eating together as a family. As part of that initiative, they are launching a movement to Disconnect to Reconnect at the table.

Disconnect to Reconnect is a movement to get families to unplug at the table for at least one meal, once a week, more often than not. It’s something I can easily support and Smucker’s is one of those brands that brings our family together. From weekend breakfast for dinner or a sweet sandwich on a warm day I am proud to support the Power of Family Meals and take the pledge!

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I am encouraging you and your families to also take the pledge and Disconnect to Reconnect with your families! To support this pledge I have an exciting giveaway to offer my readers!

You can take the pledge and Disconnect to Reconnect. Be sure to also find the Power of Family Meals on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. 

Disconnect to Reconnect Giveaway

I have a great “breakfast for dinner” giveaway that includes a number of Smucker’s family products, cooking equipment and other fun items.

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Comments

  1. debbie says

    I took the pledge, and some of our favorite meals are “brinner” . I make homemade waffles, homestyle potatoes.

  2. Heather B says

    We actually already disconnect for dinner every day, but I took the pledge anyways. We love a variety of things, as the cook I really enjoy casseroles and easy to make or make ahead meals.

  3. Kim Henrichs says

    I took the pledge! I always encourage shutting down. Makes me crazy to see whole families with cell phones in hand while having dinner! Spaghetti is a popular fave in our house!

  4. Sandra says

    This was easy for me since this is already something we do. My kids favorite meal it meatloaf, everybody eats great when we have it.

  5. Sarah Hirsch says

    our favorite meal collectively is pizza, but it doesn’t matter what we are eating as long as we are connecting

  6. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Took The Pledge! My Family Loves Breakfast For Dinner, Pancakes, Sausage And Fruit.

  7. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    I took the pledge! It’s one of my rules anyways, at dinner time no phones at the table. We love taco night!

  8. Sue Ellison says

    I took the pledge and signed up for the newsletters. Our favorite family meal is spaghetti.

  9. Amanda says

    This is awesome, I think we will do it Saturday night since hubby will be home. We love a good steak. Maybe we will make breakfast for dinner!

  10. RICHARD HICKS says

    I took the pledge and signed, We all enjoy a traditional meal. For example, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, etc….

  11. Christina Foley says

    I took the pledge! My kids love breakfast for dinner (I love it because hubby cooks those dinners lol). My kids also love when we have a picnic dinner… doesn’t matter if we go to the park, beach or stay home and picnic in the backyard, they love them all. We can do sandwiches and salads.

  12. kim says

    I took the pledge, and everyone in my family has a different favorite meal my husband loves his steak and potatoes and my son loves spaghetti and meatballs night

  13. Stephanie V. says

    pancakes — our fave, but also love pizza, pastas, quiches, quesadillas, burritos

  14. Jennifer T. says

    We love to have tacos or spaghetti as a family together. They’re winners every time. We have to make a concerted effort to make sure no one has electronics at the table.
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  15. Paula Petsel says

    I took the pledge! My family loves to eat Taco Soup together. Actually, we love to eat just about anything! I never let my kids bring phones to the table!

  16. Virginia Rowell says

    I took the pledge. We often have breakfast for dinner (biscuits and gravy are one of our favs). We also love to have salisbury steak, lasagna, pizza and tacos!

  17. rebecca norton says

    we have the rule no phone at the dinner table. We eat every meal as a family (dinner).

  18. kristin says

    I took the pledge – our favorite meal is saturday morning breakfast- its the only day we are all home together!

  19. Dawn Monroe says

    My husband and I took the pledge. Not a huge problem at dinner at our house but can be easily.

  20. Cassandra Eastman says

    My family’s favorite meals to have together are French Toast, and Spagetti!

  21. Eugenia Hall says

    We really enjoy grilled steak or chicken with various side dishes as a family meal together.

  22. Wanda McHenry says

    Took the pledge and we enjoy enjoy every meal because we are both great cooks. I really can’t name just one.

  23. Susan Chester says

    I took the pledge. My family loves a chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and biscuits.

  24. Jessica H. says

    We tend to eat a lot of simple dinners, just chicken and salad is one of our favorites. We also love to have breakfast for dinner, it is fun and so yummy! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  25. says

    We love to unplug and connect with our family. Our favorite time of day is dinner, when everyone is around the table. We try to have a “What did you learn today” time at every dinner. We just go around and talk about something interested we discovered that day. It can spark some really great conversations.

    Some of our favorite meals are fajitas, ribs, spaghetti, curry chicken, lomito saltado, beef roasts, beef stew, pulled pork, etc. We have a lot of ‘favorites’.

  26. cindi hansell says

    my daughter and i love breakfast its our favorite meal she helps me fix it and its so nice to bond with her

  27. Deb C says

    On some weekends, when it is warm enough, we disconnect together, sleep late and have a breakfast for dinner out on the deck. We cook sausage gravy, eggs, bacon, homemade biscuits and more and serve it with freshed sliced homegrown tomatoes.

  28. Molly Capel says

    I take the pledge. We love making breakfast for dinner, and make your own pizzas.

  29. Mihaela Day says

    I took the pledge and the kids enjoy a good breakfast instead of dinner at least twice a week :)

  30. Kim H says

    My family likes taco night the best! Most of them think we are committing the ultimate crazy act of life by having breakfast for dinner!!

  31. Angela Ash says

    Took the pledge and love this idea! My family’s favorite meal to enjoy together is crepes. They are bit time consuming and forces everyone to wait together for there next one. We also enjoy grilling various foods like chicken, steak, eggplant, pineapple and kabobs.

  32. says

    I took the pledge! I’ve been guilty of not setting my phone down at the dinner table but the past few months I’ve made an extra effort to make my family and our time together my priority.

  33. Laurie Emerson says

    I took the pledge. Every Saturday night is family dinner night. We all pitch in to make dinner together and each person makes what they make best. A lot of times it ends up being a surprise.