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Back To School Meal Planning

by Anna Luther | October 9, 2014 at 11:20 am | comments

My kids are back in school, soccer is in full swing, and finding time to make dinner seems impossible. Gone are the lazy summer days of grilling some hot dogs in the fire pit or having an hour or two to whip up a salad, husk the corn and invite all the neighbors over for an impromptu cook out. These days I’m rushing kids off the bus to wash hands,

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Making Balance Count This Festival Season

by Anna Luther | July 24, 2014 at 8:10 am | comments

Summer is in full swing, and our family is taking advantage of every opportunity to be outside. We’re taking trips to the pool, joining in backyard barbecues and attempting to attend as many summer festivals as we possibly can. While it’s tempting to celebrate summer by enjoying goodies roasted over the fire and attempting to eat at every single food truck in town – as a Together Counts™ Ambassador, I’m

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Recess in the Summer – Fun Ways to Keep Your Family Moving

by Anna Luther | July 10, 2014 at 7:00 am | comments

School may be out for summer, but I still try to incorporate a few school lessons in every part of our day. We do a little reading, a little writing, a little bit of fun math (like how many popsicles has the 3 year old eaten today?) – and of course – RECESS! It’s all too easy to spend our days in the air conditioning rather than running around and

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Great Outdoors

by Anna Luther | May 8, 2014 at 9:41 am | comments

I’ve only been a mom for six years now, but that has been enough time for me to figure out exactly what I want to do on Mother’s Day. Here’s a hint: It’s not spending the morning trying to wrangle my kids into dress clothes so that I can try to convince them that it would be fun to stay in their seats while we try to eat brunch at

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Spring Cleaning as a Family Doesn’t Have to be a Chore

by Anna Luther | April 10, 2014 at 10:00 am | comments

When I was growing up in rural Michigan, spring was one of my least favorite times of the year. It really should have been my favorite – considering we’d most likely been buried under a snow bank and hadn’t seen the sun in months. But at our house, spring meant a lot more than finally seeing the sunshine again. It meant spring cleaning. As a family. And it was never

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