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Why kids need nature more than ever

Last Child in the Woods author Richard Louv argues the rising use of technology in education makes kids' need for nature even stronger.

13 unstructured playtime ideas to get the kids outside

It’s no surprise kids are overscheduled these days.

From chicken farm to corn maze

One plot of farmland has served the Conner family’s evolving needs for more than 150 years. We visit them in Hilliard, Florida, to hear their...

When a Girly-Girl Goes Country

Jayne Gray didn't think country life was a good fit for her the first time her husband drove her down a long, dirt road to their future home. Now...

Would you give your child raw milk?

Would you give your kids raw milk?

5 Ways Rural Living Builds Healthier Kids

We hear a lot about adults moving to the country to escape from the stress and grind of city life, but recent studies are showing stress is taking...

Goodbye city, hello country! | Rethink Rural Blog

Burton Ouzts grew up in the big city of Dallas, Texas, where celebrity-owned restaurants, fast-moving freeways and high-fashion shopping malls...