I was heartened to hear from a few Blog readers about how they handle the working parent dinner hour. A post from Kristin, below, helped me to think more creatively about the working parent dinner hour:
"Same issues: two working parents who don't get home until 6:30 which means dinner at 7:00 in best case scenario. But, since we keep a Jewish household, Friday night dinners are without a question, family night (even though our shabbat tradition is pizza). Sunday nights are also always family dinner. Saturday night is sometimes family dinner and movie night and sometimes date night, but we almost always eat breakfast and lunch together on the weekends. The other thing we do often is eat breakfast together on the weekday mornings. I think the trick is to try to make sure you spend quality meal time together as much as possible without trying to kill yourself to hit 100%. But then isn't that what being a working parent is about? Giving up on being 100% on everything? ;-)"