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Game On as a Family

by Together Counts PartnerJanuary 31, 2012

Video games have come a long way from when I was growing up. I can still remember playing Pong on our black-and-white television in the kitchen when I was five years old. (I feel like I should be waving a cane as I read back over those words.) I also remember when my brother got […]


Key to Successful Family Craft Projects: Keep Them Simple!

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 15, 2011

The fall transition into winter is one of my favorite times of year. After a long, hot Tennessee summer, we revel in the crisp autumn weather and spend much of our time outdoors. During this season, I try to work nature into our craft times as much as I can. School and work keep us all […]


The Great Vegetable Battle

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 1, 2011

Since becoming a parent, vegetables have been the bane of my existence. Personally, I love them, and I’ve found lots of great ways to cook them so that the 18-and-up members of my blended family all love them, too. My four and seven-year-olds, however, are another story. They hate vegetables. They’ve always hated vegetables, no […]


Family Fitness Challenge

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 28, 2011

As a mom to four and seven-year-olds and stepmom to 18 and 20-year-olds, I have by no means been a perfect parent. But I am proud of the fact that my husband and I have managed to integrate fitness and a balanced diet very naturally into our kids’ lives. We decided very early on to be an […]