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6 Quick Slow Cooker Creations

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 29, 2012

It’s officially FALL, and with fall comes shorter daylight hours. For many families across the nation, those shorter daylight hours are jam packed with extracurricular activities, leaving very little time for Together CountsTM moments, homemade meals and quality time around the table. One of our family’s saving graces and favorite tools of the fall season […]


2013 Healthy Playground Makeover

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 27, 2012

How many times have you heard a parent or teacher say, “Use your indoor voice. We don’t throw balls inside.We don’t climb on furniture!” My guess is- a lot. There is a reason for that – children need to climb and move and throw and, yes, even yell sometimes. If their playgrounds are old, run […]


Thanksgiving Family Feasts

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 21, 2012

The holidays are a time for friends and families to gather and celebrate life and the people and things for which we are thankful. Most holiday get-togethers involve one person in the kitchen for hours to prepare the feast for the day, but this doesn’t have to be the case. The entire family can get […]


10 Turkey Crafts for Your Gang

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 19, 2012

As winter draws near, outside time together becomes rare around our house. We compensate with arts and crafts that we can do together as a family. These 25 turkey crafts are all easy to make before or on Thanksgiving and will give you and your little ones time together to strengthen family bonds, which is […]


Weekend Breakfast Nourishment

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 15, 2012

On weekday mornings, my kids and I hardly have time to say goodbye and give each other a kiss on the cheek as we rush to school and work. But weekends are a different story. That’s when we unwind and reconnect. Dinner is so often the focus for family meals that it’s easy to forget […]


The Reluctant Hiker

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 13, 2012

Hiking as a family sounds like such a peaceful way to spend the day, but the reality isn’t as simple. With small children you can’t just grab a water bottle and hit the trail. You need to prepare so you are ready not just for scraped knees, but also for your kids’ attitudes going from […]


The Family Table

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 8, 2012

Some of life’s most precious moments occur around the dinner table. I know that sounds odd, but it’s true. There are few things that are more important to your loved ones than your time and attention, and one of the few places where this is given without distraction is the dinner table. I can remember […]


Teaching By Example

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 6, 2012

I was always on a sports team growing up, but in my senior year of high school I was in an accident that injured my brain and doctors told me I needed to stop running for at least a year.Through my recovery, I was forced to face many negative consequences from my new sedentary lifestyle, […]


4 Tips for On-the-Go Family Meals

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 1, 2012

Studies have proven that eating together as a family has many benefits: “Kids who more frequently ate with their family not only had a lower body mass index, they also ate more fruits, vegetables, fiber, calcium-rich foods, and vitamins……Also less likely to experience depression symptoms and were more likely to feel that their family was more […]