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Read about a group of high school kids’ experiences “unplugging” and participating in an overnight outdoor wilderness program in this Mpls. St. Paul Magazine article by Beth Dooley. Check out the green Science Says to Go Play Outside box on pg. 73 for ways Marti says kids may be suffering due to less time out…

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An outdoor nature break is an easy way to reduce stress. Marti carries two lawn chairs in her car so her granddaughter can join her in being soothed by nature. Read this AARP article by Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle: Reconnecting With Life in a Virtual Age, for more benefits of spending time…

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In this week’s Mom Enough show, the head of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota sheds light on this important topic.   In recent years we’ve become increasingly aware of threats to our children’s health posed by such widely-used products as lead-based paints, hormone-laced milk and toxic plastics. It can feel overwhelming to…

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This week’s Mom Enough guests think hot, sweaty mamas can help reverse those trends!   With too many kids spending too many hours in front of one kind of screen or another, health experts around the world have issued urgent calls to get kids up and moving. But “do as I say, not as I…

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If a new survey is to be believed, Twin Cities kids are bratty on one side of the river and ratty on the other. Bundle.com ranked Minneapolis fourth in the nation (behind Manhattan, Brooklyn and Miami) in “spoiling” children, while St. Paul ranked second-to-last (“leading” only Madison, Wis.) in spending on kids. The study tracked…

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