There is a push in Marathon County for families to spend more time together.
It's called the Real Happy Hour and several coalitions across the area are teaming up make it a reality.
The idea is that the more time families spend together, the better it is for the entire community. Research shows kids who eat with their families are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, have healthier eating habits and do better on tests in school.
We spent some time with the Reede family who make an effort to set aside time to spend together, even in the midst of the chaotic schedule.
They are proof that spending time doesn't have to mean spending money. For example, one of their favorite family activities is playing a board game they picked up at Goodwill for $1.00.
The Real Happy Hour has a Facebook page, where they list upcoming area events and give you ideas about things you can do with your kids.