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Building Bridges with Kitchen Table Traditions


The kitchen is often called the heart and soul of the home. It’s where meals and memories are made, where families and friends gather, where traditions are born, and where stories are told and retold.

The kitchen table, then, occupies a place of honor as the heart of the heart of the home.

Take a moment to picture your own childhood kitchen table. Was it small and intimate or large and sprawling? Was it polished and smooth or scarred and well used? Were there blemishes and imperfections that you can trace back to the time somebody spilled some nail polish or set down a sizzling pan without using a hot pad? What games do you remember playing on, around, or underneath that table? What family stories were passed around the table as predictably as the bowl of mashed potatoes?

Read the entire article to discover neat ideas and free printable downloads for making your own kitchen table traditions.