As many of my faithful readers know, in my “real life” I work as a freelance writer and consultant to non-profit organizations. Most of my work is done for the amazing non-profit The Family Dinner Project, which is something like life imitating work or work imitating life. At any rate, while family dinners have always been important to me and to my husband J., and are a big part of how we raise our kids, working with FDP has only deepened my understanding of why the family dinner is a central ingredient to a happy, healthy household…and how the quality of the time you spend at the table really matters.

I’ve been working on a big campaign with FDP that I want to share today, in honor of #GivingTuesday. From now until December 15, 2015, if you download or share this family dinner experience (complete with a recipe by Sarah Smiley, author of Dinner with the Smileys, and a table game and conversation starter you can use), your clicks will help military families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Through the help of Boston Market, downloads and shares will translate into donations to provide food and gifts for the holidays to these wounded warriors and their families. Pretty great, right?

So as long as you’re having dinner anyway…why not make it this one?

Click through to The Family Dinner Project website to download or share for the benefit of military families.

Oh, yeah…and happy holiday season to you all!