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The Power of Playgroups

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 21, 2012

I honestly believe every new mother should be handed a playgroup’s handout the minute their child is born. Playgroups are much more than just a group of moms and kids hanging out to pass the time, they are a tool for parental survival mode, as well as playful bonding for your kids to plant the […]


The Culture of Food in the Holidays

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 22, 2011

Food is a huge component of any holiday celebration, and adding a multicultural element to it just makes it that much more of a vibrant feast. The more cultures present in one blended family, the more traditional foods and recipes need to be included in the menu. For example, my husband grew up in Mexico […]


Activity Planning While on Family Vacations Abroad

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 6, 2011

Before I became a mom I never quite understood what my mom-friends meant when they would complain about needing a vacation after the vacation. Don´t we all?  But, now I really understand at a cellular level what they meant. Vacations abroad can offer the most enriching cultural, language and horizon-expanding experiences for our children. There´s […]


The Benefits of a Daily Family Walk

by Together Counts PartnerSeptember 21, 2011

I complain–a lot–about the fact that my family of three can never manage to eat a picture-perfect family meal together. Mornings are too chaotic and we honestly prefer sleeping in 15 more minutes rather than using that time for a breakfast at the table. Then off we frantically go to face our days: my husband […]