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Inspire Balance with Fall Fitness Ideas

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 30, 2012

Now that the school year is in full swing it is easy to get consumed with homework, extra-curricular activities, chores and life in general. It is important, even during the busy school year, to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine to help instill good habits in your children while they are young. According to […]


4 Halloween Family Traditions to Start Today

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 25, 2012

Halloween is a time of year my family just loves! We decorate the house with pumpkins, mummies, bats and skeletons and spend the 31 days of October embracing all the fun that Halloween brings. With four sons, you can imagine the amount of excitement Halloween brings our family. When my oldest son, William, was born […]


How Nutrition Changes as Kids Age

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 22, 2012

As a clinician, I’m often asked by parents how they can determine if their child is eating too much or not enough. Since children have a variety of caloric needs, and as total calories increase to accommodate a child’s growth, it’s important for parents to help their child eat and grow properly. Ellyn Satter, MS, […]


Halloween Sweets as Treats

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 17, 2012

The doorbell rings. The door opens slowly to find pirates, princesses and pumpkins with outstretched arms shouting, “Trick or Treat!”These welcomed guests wait with anticipation to see if one of their favorite treats will be added to their bounty. This annual tradition of celebrating TREATS actually provides a teachable moment to model balance and moderation. Consider […]


Mom was Right, After All: Go Outside and Play!

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 15, 2012

Celebrate Take it Outside Week October 14 – 20th   For many of us, the phrase “Go outside and play!” has deep roots in our histories and memories. In fact, it’s almost part of our DNA. We were much more likely to spend after school playing backyard games and going on neighborhood adventures with our friends […]


5 Ways to Cut Video Game Time at Home

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 9, 2012

As a digital mom, I spend a great deal of time online. I’m on MomGenerations.com, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram…and a whole lot of sites throughout the day. Part of my job as a digital mom is updating and making sure I’m constantly creating content through postings, videos, tweets and status updates. I may […]


Fall Fitness Starts with Family Fun Runs

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 5, 2012

I am so thrilled that fall is finally here! My favorite kind of exercise has always been spending time outdoors being active, and for me that is easier to do in the fall when the temperatures are cooler. Though we did spend a lot of time at the pool swimming this summer and in swim lessons, and […]


Satisfying Your Picky Eaters

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 1, 2012

Almost all children go through food phases of being picky eaters: they only want pasta for every meal and nothing else, or they may only eat a certain color of food (white/yellow foods) for a month. While food jags are common, there are some things you can do to help expand your picky eater’s diet. […]