Blended families are complicated even in the best circumstances. Planning family meals is just one of the many worries of a co-parent. When an electronic-free, relaxing mealtime turns into a circus-like free-for-all, mothers might become frustrated. Just remember, we are together. Talking about how the day went and connecting, practicing manners and making memories is an important part of mealtime. We are showing the importance of values to children who absorb every word and action. Family mealtime should be a chance for children to learn and should not be a time filled with discipline. A fun way to make dinner more interesting is to turn on upbeat music.