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5 Ideas for Keeping Balanced New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

by Melanie Edwards | January 14, 2014 at 3:42 pm | comments

With the start of 2014 upon us it’s common for many people to set New Year’s Resolutions around living healthier and more balanced lives, following in-line with what Together CountsTM encourages for families all year long. Whether it’s about eating better, being more active, or taking better care of yourself, health and wellness is at the top of our minds. This is a great opportunity to engage children in the process

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10 Ways to Stay Active during the Holidays

by Melanie Edwards | December 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm | comments

The holidays can be an extremely busy time for many families between holiday preparations, family gatherings, school functions, shopping and fun holiday activities. In our family, we also have three birthday celebrations in the month of December – both of my children were born a day apart the week before Christmas and my husband also celebrates his birthday just two days after our son’s birthday. December sure is a busy

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month over Dinner

by Melanie Edwards | October 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm | comments

As we enter Hispanic Heritage Month (celebrated from September 15 – October 15), I am reminded that my culture is one I love to share – with my children and others interested in learning more. I grew up in a traditional Puerto Rican household, eating a lot of delicious and nutritious traditional Puerto Rican dishes that I now share with my own family. Passing on my Latino heritage to our

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The Many Examples We Set for Our Children

by Melanie Edwards | September 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm | comments

As an ambassador for Together Counts TM and as a parent, I try hard to be a good role model for my children. From watching what I say and how I say it, to leading a well-balanced life, I know that I set examples for my children in many forms, whether I mean to or not. It’s amazing how much they observe everything we say and do and emulate our

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Stepping Outside Our Routine for Mother’s Day

by Melanie Edwards | May 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm | comments

As moms, we’re often running from one place to the next. There’s work, school, after-school activities, errands, and countless other places from which we go back and forth. With such a busy routine, it’s often difficult to find a way to spend quality time as a family outside the car. That’s something I love about celebrating holidays like Mother’s Day – it’s a great opportunity to let go of the

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