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Beyond the Beach Body

by Together Counts PartnerApril 17, 2012

Around this time of the year we all succumb to the same goal, preparing our “beach body.”  What this often means in our heads is rigorous hours at the gym and forfeiting our favorite treats. I recently realized this comparison doesn’t seem right. The beach represents a place we go to have fun, spend endless […]


Defining the Family Meal

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 13, 2011

There is a strong perception that dinner is the one, true family meal. While it’s a wonderful moment to come together and share news of the day, it’s not the only game in town. Between school activities, sports and various work schedules, every family can define the table time that works for them. For as […]


Time Together Never Goes Out of Style

by Together Counts PartnerSeptember 26, 2011

I can name plenty of haircuts and fashion choices from my childhood that I hope will never come back in style. Despite my less than perfect fashion choices, there is an aspect of my childhood that I will never outgrow. Trips to my grandparents’ home in Michigan have always been a reminder of comfort and familiarity. Family […]


Creating a New “Play List”

by Together Counts PartnerSeptember 14, 2011

Earlier this Summer I attended the EVO Conference in Park City, Utah. I was struck by many memorable moments, but one message truly stuck out in my mind. During the keynote address, Meredith Sinclair, blogger for hoo-dee-hoo.com, highlighted that at a certain age we forget how to play. The gift that comes so natural to us as children gets […]