In our family, everyone has different hobbies, sports and interests, and this started when our children were still quite young. We've always encouraged our kids to do their thing but we instigated family mealtimes early on - otherwise I think we wouldn't have seen much of each other! Just sitting round the dinner table sharing news and views keeps us close - even when we disagree about things.
Spending that bit of time together whenever possible makes us happy and keeps us connected. Growing up, my family was very different in that we didn't often eat together but we were all avid readers and did a lot of our bonding through a shared love of books. How about you? What makes your family tick?