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Happy New Year! Do you make resolutions? In the past I have not made resolutions. Recently I have been more focused on setting goals in different areas of my life. Last year I made a goal to achieve balance. With a career, family, friends and volunteering now I realize that balance may not be achievable. So instead of balance I am going to focus on being more present. So when Evite asked me with to take a device free dinner challenge I knew it was exactly what our family needed.
Kurt and I both admit to being addicted to our phones. We model the worst behavior for Bailey. Over Christmas break we have let our normal restrictions of YouTube slide from just quiet time to sort of whenever she wants to watch it. This challenge has been great for us to re-establish our rule of no phones at the table.
High and Lows
This challenge has been amazing for all of us. This challenge got us back to sharing highs and lows for each day. We share the best and worst parts of each day. For Christmas we also got family questions that we cannot wait to use as fun conversation starters. It is incredible when you put the distractions away.
#BeThere Device Free Dinner Challenge
Evite has partnered with Common Sense Media to encourage everyone to put down their phones and enjoy in person conversations. Evite invites help bring people together face-to-face. My most memorable moments are shared around the dinner table. The #BeThere Device Free Dinner Challenge is all about strengthen those moments by encouraging everyone to the start the year off right by going device-free for at least once a week and pledging to not text during dinner.
By agreeing to take the pledge, one lucky winner will receive a $200 OpenTable gift card for a device-free dinner with their family and friends. Just click here to take the pledge.
Personally I love using Evite invitations. They help make getting together effortless and more memorable. It is always the easiest way to bring friends and family together for all types of events. If you have older kids this Take a Break invite would be perfect for a family dinner. If not it is a great invite to use for your next dinner party.
Are you ready to take the pledge to go device-free during dinner and spend quality time with friends and family?
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These days every body looking at their devices, this is a good article I will share it with the families we service.
Thank you Ladan. It is a great challenge
Carrie @ourpotluckfamily says
This is such a good idea. I hate that we have our devices out during mealtimes (and often the TV running, too), but I'm not always disciplined enough to turn everything off. I need to work on connecting with my family more during that time. Thanks for the suggestion!
I agree Carrie I am the worst offender of it. Such a great challenge. Let me know how it does.
Preirna Prachi says
This is so good. Effective and worth sharing! Nice post.
Thank you. Wish putting down our phones was not such a struggle.
Natalie K. says
Such a clever idea! I think that especially these days people just won't let go of their phone - even the little ones, which is quite disturbing for me as I remember that back in my young age most of us didn't even have a phone (or any device really).
I think people should concentrate more on what they have right here in the present, on their loved once and on the REAL life. Instead, they find important to post their fancy meal to their Insta story...
I know I am addicted to my phone. I totally agree with you we miss out on so much when we are on the phone
Sonja Josipovic says
Such a great idea! I hate that we have our devices out during mealtimes, but I’m not always disciplined enough to turn everything off.
I agree. I am terrible about it
Now you got my attention, this is what happens in my house everybody is busy with their phones when they should enjoy the meal. Very important message.
I am totally guilty of it too. Sad how much we miss because of our phones
Very true. I believe each one of us should take this challenge. It is the need of the hour. ?
I totally agree.
That would be interesting, or should I say neccesaty to try. Might do it. Tnx for that 🙂
I agree. I struggle with my phone addiction.