The Green Hour

by Leighann on July 12, 2010

I haven’t read the book The Green Hour: A Daily Dose of Nature for Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids yet, though it’s on my list. But we did recently take the challenge to spend an hour outside each day for an entire week. (Read more posts about our family’s experience with the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Challenge.)

We moved recently and have not had a fence constructed yet (hopefully by the end of the month) and I feel like we aren’t spending as much time outdoors. Maybe it’s the July heat. Maybe it’s me not wanting to keep an eagle eye on them.

My kids are used to the freedom of spending oodles of time outdoors in the fresh air. They had the perceived sense of freedom in our fenced backyard. I didn’t have to be right there at all times because I knew they couldn’t escape!

Oh boy I can’t wait until we have a fence again.

I am a National Wildlife Foundation Be Out There Founding Mother. They did not ask me to write this post, nor am I compensated in any way.

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