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What Does Sunday Dinner Mean to You?

When I think of Sunday dinner, I think of my own childhood—our family time around the fireplace, Monopoly on the coffee table, the New England Patriots on the television, and a roast in the oven.

It was a time when we lived our traditions, enjoyed Mom's comfort food, and shared family stories. Regardless of what happened with cliques at school, teams on the field, or the neighborhood kids that week, I knew I belonged to a special group, my family, no matter what.

Young Michelle with Dolls

A Better Mom?

In today's technology-dependent and activity-overwhelmed culture, that peaceful, connected version of Sunday dinner competes with handheld electronic devices, instant messaging phones, cyber-friendships, homework, and a host of extracurricular activities.

As a mom, I wondered how my husband and I could give our children the comfort, security, and sense of belonging that a strong family offers when everyone was so distracted. I knew that family time, especially dinners together, was important. But it seemed like we needed more than just fellowship over food.

Michelle and Kristin in play kitchen

Connecting in unique and lasting ways

We are fortunate that both of our children enjoy reading books, but they also learn from online sources that were not even available when I was a teen. I wanted to connect with our children in a unique and lasting way, and I wanted our children to connect with their grandparents and great-grandparents.

On the other end of the spectrum, I realized that my grandaunts were aging; my grandparents had long passed. As each elder tragically slipped into dementia or another form of memory loss, we lost our connection to them and our family's history.

Young Michelle backyard dinner with elders

The Birth of Sunday Dinner Stories

Once I became a mom, I realized how critical family history was to my children's well-being. That's why I founded Sunday Dinner Stories, a life story heirlooms company whose mission is:

To help your loved ones preserve their life story heirlooms so all generations of their families know they belong, have been heard, and will be remembered.

We transform short stories, beliefs, values, and life lessons into books and audio playlists that capture the attention of technology-dependent, information-overloaded family audiences.

We also help you and your loved ones curate, preserve, share, and store their photo collections.

Michelle with Doll Carriage

Why Work with Us?

Our approach and authentic curiosity foster a warm, inviting, secure environment in which your parents and grandparents feel comfortable to explore, share, and record their legacies without reservation.

We want preserving and sharing your family's legacy to be as simple as telling a story over a typical Sunday dinner.

Your treasured memoir heirlooms have the power to help each generation of your family feel connected, resilient, optimistic, self-confident, and deep-down happy.

Be the one who asked your loved ones to share their stories before it's too late.

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Where You Can Find Michelle

You can find Michelle via our website, by phone 978.455.2166, or in person recording Storytellers in their homes, speaking to organizations, worshiping in local church pews, teaching at schools, cheering at sporting events, and volunteering throughout the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts.

Michelle Presenting 1 PNG

"Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.'" Jeremiah 6:16

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