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Friday Night Special: Wrestling Edition

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 7, 2013

When I get home on Friday evenings, my five year-old son rushes to greet me. “Hi, Daddy,” he says as he wraps his arms around my legs. “Do you know what day it is?” “Yes,” I say as I give him a big squeeze. “I know what day it is. Do you?” “It’s wrestling day!” […]


Developing New Year Family Goals

by Together Counts PartnerJanuary 8, 2013

At the beginning of each year, my family and I sit down and develop family and personal goals. We never call them resolutions because resolutions are easily broken. Goals are more tangible. We begin our goal setting session by reviewing our written goals from the previous year. If we fall short, we don’t make excuses. Instead, […]


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 […]


Family Travel Creates Lifelong Memories

by Together Counts PartnerAugust 24, 2012

While playing Stack the States  on my iPad, my 11-year old daughter turned to me and said, “Daddy, I just realized that I’ve been to 12 states.” “That’s cool, sweetheart,” I said. “But you still need to visit 22 more to catch up with Daddy.” “Don’t worry,” she said confidently. “I plan to get to […]


Father’s Day – An Opportunity for Self-Reflection

by Together Counts PartnerJune 15, 2012

Father’s Day is special to me. Although getting gifts is fun, I never dwell on that part of the day. I always focus on how fortunate I am to be blessed with three beautiful children who call me “Dad.” Because of my past issues with my father, I don’t take the title “Dad” lightly. Along […]