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Are We All Here? Anyone Missing?

    A mother of 9 grown children reflects on dinnertime: the central hub that held all the spokes of her family’s activities together in one cohesive whole- a wheel of family life. by melanie jean juneau "Oh good, you’re done barn chores. Perfect timing; dinner is almost ready." "Two more minutes, everybody!" "Daniel I’ll help with that after we eat, okay?" "Mary, please run up and open Claire’s door and shut off the music." "Dinner is ready!" "Lucy, I know you love that book sweetheart but, remember, no reading at the dinner table." "Where’s Matthew?' "Honey would you lift up David into the high chair?" "Are we all here?..Anyone missing?" Ahh…. dinner time in a large family. READ MORE of my first article in   in TENDER TIDINGS Fall 2013 Tender Tidings, CAPC’s free seasonal magazine, is a wonderful resource for Catholic parents interested in intentional, gentle