Friday Featured Giveaway: Ragu Mom’s the Word on Dinner $50 AmEx Gift Card

I’m so excited to bring you the first of many $50 American Express Card giveaways sponsored by Ragu’s Mom’s the Word on Dinner program.  I am a Mom’s the Word blogger and will from time to time over the next six months be bringing you yummy news and giveaways thanks to Ragu.

This month we’re talking about table manners. You can listen in on the Mom’s the Word conversation on Facebook to hear what other moms have to say about the dinner time rules in their homes.  In our home dinner means technology free time including no phones, no computers, and no TV time. In fact, we even have a rule that television shows cannot be discussed during dinner so there’s no planning the DVR schedule for the week while passing the peas.

Tell me your table manner rules for the chance to win a $50 AmEx card!

To Enter:

Simply comment below with the number one table rule in your home and you’ll be entered to win a $50 American Express card from Ragu.  This contest ends Friday, August 5th at 11:59 p.m. ET and is open to U.S. residents age 18 or older.  This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Ragú® Mom’s the Word on Dinner Program. Visit to join the conversation.

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  1. 101
    Christine Jensen says:

    Hmm…for us it is putting your cup in front of your plate…not near your elbow…thus avoiding spills!

  2. 102

    We just started a new absolute table rule because the boys wouldn’t sit still at dinner. They wanted to jump up, run around, and play. The new rule is pretty plain and simple – TV off and if you leave your seat, you’re finished with dinner. In other words, it doesn’t matter whether you’ve eaten all you want or not, if you leave your plate is removed from the table and put in the sink. So far we’ve only had to clear their spots once!
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  3. 103
    Cindy Cowan says:

    Elbows off the table! Computers, phones and toys are banned from the table!

  4. 104

    Our little one isn’t too old yet so our rule right now is no toys at the table.

  5. 105

    Our number-one table rule is that everyone stays at the table until everyone’s done.
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  6. 106
    LAMusing says:

    The only rule is to enjoy yourself! Good food, good conversation – take the time to appreciate it

  7. 107

    If you don’t cook it, you help clean it up after

  8. 108
    Amanda S says:

    the only rule we have is clear your plate and put it in the dishwasher when you are done. thank you!
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  9. 109
    Pudgebutters says:

    no cell phone at the table!

  10. 110

    Our number one rule at the table is to say please and thank you, we want to raise a respectful and polite little man. 🙂

  11. 111

    Prayer before we eat and thank God for our blessings!!

  12. 112
    Ron Miller says:

    Elbows off

  13. 113
    Carrie Conley says:

    Please do not over fill your mouth and chew with your mouth close…

  14. 114
    Terri P. says:

    Our number one table manner rule is simply to be considerate of others, as usual. At the table this means no talking with your mouth full, no fights, etc.

  15. 115

    all hats have to be removed before you enter dinning room

  16. 116
    katklaw777 says:

    No chewing with your mouth open…tougher than it sounds according to my children. lol
    Great giveaway, thanks!

  17. 117

    Keep your mouth closed while you are eating! My kids are horrible about smacking and other noisy (shudder) table manners. I’m trying hard to break them of it.

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