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Menu Planning Makes Family Dinners Easier

by Together Counts PartnerJanuary 12, 2012

I actually enjoy cooking, but I just hate deciding what to make. It’s not that I’m not an adventurous cook; I just don’t have the knack for it. I’m not the type of cook who can throw some ingredients together (without a recipe) and have it taste great. I’m also not the type of cook […]


Be an Example

by Together Counts PartnerJanuary 3, 2012

Pre-dawn runs, ice baths, the constant, distinct aroma of muscle relieving cream, blackened toenails (and a few that were lost all together), a diet of energy bars, gels and goos, and the oddest tan lines you’ve ever seen (thanks to the kinesiology I wore to support my knees)… these are the sort of things that […]


Join a Team for More Family Time

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 28, 2011

I’m a huge fan of kids participating in team sports. Not only is it a great excuse to get your kids outside and active, but teams are a great opportunity for kids to learn new skills, build self-esteem and so much more. Unfortunately, after signing our own kids up for team sports, we realized just […]


Cooking Together Counts

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 16, 2011

Looking back on my childhood, many of my favorite memories revolve around our kitchen – it truly was the heart of our home. Family dinners and Saturday morning breakfasts were important meal times, not just because we ate together – because we also cooked together. Helping my mom prepare meals for our family represent some […]


Choose Your Meal

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 9, 2011

My entire family gathered around the dinner table… it’s a reoccurring dream I have often. Talking, laughing, passing food to one another – really and truly enjoying one another’s company. Unfortunately, busy schedules make it nearly impossible for us as a family to eat together every night for dinner. Like most families we are juggling […]