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Rebecca P. Cohen is a gardening and outdoor lifestyle expert and author of the upcoming book, 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (March 2011, Sourcebooks). The daughter of educators, Rebecca left the corporate world after 15 years to teach families gardening and equip them with fun outdoor ideas that keep them healthy and connected year-round. Rebecca’s work has been featured in Family Circle magazine and on Rachael Ray’s website, Yum-o!, for her planting events with schools. For more information, visit

What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day

5/5/2011 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

For me, Mother’s Day is the best with an outdoor experience that engages multiple generations. In my new book, Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids, I describe a day trip …

5 Ways to Unplug and Connect with Your Family for Earth Day

4/11/2011 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Are you ready for Earth Day? Help your family embrace nature on April 22 by doing more than just hugging a tree with these activities from Rebecca P. Cohen’s new book, Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of …

Celebrate National Wildlife Week with 15 Minutes Outside

3/1/2011 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Want to know how you can celebrate National Wildlife Week right in your backyard? Head outside for 15 minutes each day the week of March 14-20 to notice the nature in your neighborhood with these five activities

Got Snow? Track Animals in Your Neighborhood!

2/2/2011 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Depending on where you live, right now there may be snow, ice, or mud. Regardless of the weather conditions, we can all have fun when it comes to noticing wildlife.

Examine the Ice and Then Turn it Into a Masterpiece!

1/3/2011 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Here’s an idea to get outside with your kids even in the chilly days of January: Make ice-paintings!


Outdoor Kids: 365 Days Outside

12/31/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

You know that immense feeling of satisfaction after you achieve a goal? I want you to feel that same satisfaction this time next year, after you’ve spent 365 days outside with your children. On January 1st of 2009, I set …

Outdoor Kids: Family Traditions

11/19/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Two years ago, I started a family tradition of doing something outside with everyone together for the holidays. Each year, I propose a different activity, and we create memories together: grandparents, aunts, uncles, and grandkids. In 2007, ten of us …

Outdoor Kids: Watch The Sunrise

11/12/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Fall and winter are great times to catch the sunrise. Watch Rebecca Cohen’s video and read her blog!

Outdoor Kids: Easy Fall Planting

11/5/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

I always say that planting spring-flowering bulbs in the fall is one of the easiest family planting activities ever. And, I usually wait until November to plant them. There are several reasons I wait to plant bulbs until November: First …

Outdoor Kids: Bike To School

10/29/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

With all of the fun fall weekend activities, sometimes we forget about the many ways during the week to get our kids outside. There are rituals that we can start with our kids, if you haven’t already, that squeeze in …