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Maintaining Seasonal Wellness

by Together Counts Partner | March 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm | comments

Spring is nearly here, and I’m sure you’re doing your best to stay healthy and happy as the nicer weather approaches, right? Unfortunately, therein lies the problem. Staying healthy can be quite a chore during the cooler months, when everyone is huddled inside. Especially during the changing of the seasons, colds seem to creep up this time of year. If you’re like me, you’re trying to avoid the coughing, sneezing,

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The Power of Playgroups

by Ana Flores | March 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm | comments

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 seeds of learning valuable skills such as sharing, compassion, language and active play. I know

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Calling All Superheroes!

by Together Counts Partner | March 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm | comments

I love it when my three year-old calls me “Wonder Woman.” LOVE. IT. In turn, I MUST call him Robin and his five year-old brother Batman. Baby Ava is Bat Girl. My husband is the Green Lantern, and while he looks nothing like Ryan Reynolds, I find him very handsome after nearly eight years of marriage. As a busy wife and mom of three young children – trying to “do

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Meals That Thrill

by Together Counts Partner | March 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm | comments

As we see more and more news stories about the obesity problem in America, I am reminded of my recent conversation with one of my regular customers. We were talking about the difficulty of her being a single mom, balancing her job and making sure her child had nutritious meals after school. She asked if I could create a weekly menu for her that would provide a wholesome, well balanced

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Healthful Dining, Family-Style

by Together Counts Partner | March 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm | comments

With busy work schedules and kids’ multiple after-school activities, it can be difficult to find time to prepare a nutritious dinner and have the family home to eat together around the dinner table. I find I’m always missing an ingredient or two and need to make another trip to the grocery store. And, my two kids are picky in their own way, which often results in me preparing two separate

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Feeding a Picky Eater

by Renee Ross | March 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm | comments

My son is a picky eater: he only has a few things he’ll eat and they’re on constant rotation. On any given day he’ll change his mind about what he likes, and it’s nearly impossible to predict! For a long time I was worried about his eating habits, and meal times were stressful for me. My concern was alleviated when his pediatrician told me children eat when they’re hungry and

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