Over the past few months, I had the opportunity to serve as a Power of Family Meals Blog Ambassador for an awesome campaign called “Disconnect to Reconnect” with the J.M. Smucker Company. With a career in social media, I am constantly online working. My work ranges from writing and responding to emails, posting photos on Instagram, checking in on Foursquare, tweeting on Twitter, writing blog posts and more. If I am away from my computer, I have my phone in my hand.
When I took the Disconnect to Reconnect Pledge, I was nervous in the beginning. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to do it. But let me tell you. I am so glad I did do it! I felt like without technology at the table, I was 100% there in our family’s conversations and I’ve found my relationship with our kids growing (even over the past few months). I am getting more hugs and more “I love you’s” than before. I am so glad I made the pledge and have made a difference in our family’s life.
Let me tell you about the Disconnect to Reconnect Pledge. We all know that family dinners are more than just eating – it’s time when we can connect with our family. However, this time can be easily hindered by technology. That’s why Power of Family Meals is proposing that families Disconnect to Reconnect.
Disconnect to Reconnect is a movement to get families to unplug at the table. Power of Family Meals is encouraging families to gather around the table for meals each Sunday without screens (phones, TV, iPad, hand-held devices). As technology becomes more predominant in our lives with busy lifestyles often forcing in a variety of directions, meals around the table begin to offer that precious time for families to reconnect. It will continue to become more important to set boundaries for digital detoxing, so why not start now? Family meals are definitely a tradition worth maintaining.
To celebrate the Disconnect to Reconnect Pledge, we are giving away a fabulous prize pack on The Mommy-Files. The Breakfast for Dinner Prize Pack includes the following items:
- a Presto Jumbo Cool Touch electric griddle
– a 7-piece kitchen utensil set with stand
– Family Talk conversation game
– Smucker’s Strawberry Natural Squeeze jam
– JIF Creamy Peanut Putter
– JIF Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
– Folger’s Classic Roast
– Hungry Jack Breakfast Syrup
– 2 packs Hungry Jack Complete Pancake and Waffle Mix
– 2 packs Martha White Banana Nut Muffin Mix
– Crisco No-Stick Cooking Spray
– Martha White All-Purpose Flour
This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.