Ken’s Reflections on Angels and Christmas

During the Christmas holidays, Angels often find a prominent place in homes of our families.   Throughout history, these heavenly creatures have touched hearts and changed minds, they have caused people to reflect and reconsider, and they have represented the force of good in such profound ways that even evil seems to bow down before them.… Continue Reading

Southern Heirlooms with Ken Rivenbark

In an effort to continue promoting our rich heritage in our community and throughout the South, Southern Heirlooms is making a transition.  Based on current media trends, I am launching Southern Heirlooms into the full scope of social media.  This change provides the show with an opportunity to expand the audience past the realm of… Continue Reading

Praise for “Bringing the Family Back to the Table”

Dr. Ken Rivenbark is a successful entrepreneur and television personality as well as a two-decade veteran educator. In preparing his treatise “Bringing the Family Back to the Table,” he brings to the fore prospective solutions to what many perceive as the dissolution of the family unit. Ken was lead to this effort as an entrepreneur… Continue Reading

Ken’s Rules for Table Etiquette and Manners

All the fine china and delicate crystal in the world can’t equal the special qualities of graciousness, warmth and genuine hospitality extended by a host or hostess to their guests. The etiquette of entertaining begins with a code of behavior, based on kindness and consideration, and continues with the guidelines that enable you to be… Continue Reading

Ken’s Nine Strategies to Assist Families in Bringing the Family Back to the Table

If you think of family dinner as a time to nourish your family, prevent all kinds of problems, increase your children’s cognitive abilities, and provide pleasure and fun that they can build on for the rest of their lives, a nightly meal is an efficient use of time.   Below are nine ideas to assist young… Continue Reading

Ken’s Top Ten Benefits of Frequent Family Dinners

Bringing the Family Back to the Table Most American families are starved for time to spend together, and dinner may be the only time of the day when we can reconnect, leaving behind our individual pursuits of work, playing with our electronic devices, emailing and doing homework. Dinner is a time to relax, recharge, laugh,… Continue Reading

Resources for Bringing the Family Back to the Table

Resources for “Bringing the Family Back to the Table”  The Importance of Family Dinners VI The Importance of Family Dinners VII The Importance of Family Dinners VIII CASA – The National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University http://www.centeronaddiction.org/addiction-research/reports/   The Family Dinner Project http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/resources/  The University of Florida http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/families_and_consumers/family_dinners.shtml  By Sarah Klein,… Continue Reading