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Take It Outside

Keep them healthy and happy.


photograph by THAYER ALLYSON GOWDY

Above: Heads Up! The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 17 to 20. Tally the number and kinds of birds you see for 15 minutes every day, and report your findings on birdcount.org.
Image | Wardrobe Styling by Amy Soderlind. Prop Styling by Leila Nichols. Grooming by Diane Da Silva. Studio Teaching by Joan Fontaine-Gingg.

Being in nature as a family may make every member of your crew happier, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It can soothe stress and boost mindfulness, making it easier to weed out distractions and focus on each other. So even though it’s winter, try to squeeze in outdoor activities with the kids. (Snow pants come in your size, too, you know!)