The Truth: Are Dinner Groups Really Worth the Work?

When people find out I’ve been in a dinner group that’s been going since 2009, they’re astonished – especially when they find out we’ve stuck to it through 4 moves, 2 weddings, 2 house renovations, 3 (soon to be 4) babies, career changes, and all sorts of other challenges  that would make any reasonable person bow out from having friends over for dinner. As you can imagine, there’s major curiosity about how we’ve made it work, so here’s a roundup of the questions I get asked most.  Read more…

The Ultimate Dinner Club Cheat

You finally did it. Threw down the gauntlet. Decided THIS was the year you’re going to make more time for friends.

Starting a girls dinner group sounded super fun. But now it’s time to plan your first dinner! So what can you make that will impress your friends? And how are you gonna make this a night to remember? Read more…

How to Start a Dinner Group in 15 Minutes

I’ve explained how my girlfriends and I made finding time for each other as easy and automatic as pouring our morning cup ‘o joe  — and, some of the things I let get in my way  of doing it even sooner.

But, even if you’re ready to create your own friendship routine, know exactly how to do it, and what obstacles to watch out for, 99% of you still won’t make it happen.

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