Rachel wanted me to make sure you saw this article on keeping our kids active.

Today is the first day of Screen-Free Week, an annual effort to get kids unleashed from the grip of electronic devices - if only for a few days.

According to Dr. Susan Linn, director of Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood, the idea is to get kids away from video games, smartphones, tablets and TVs and get them to read, explore nature and spend time with friends and family.

"It's not even that screens are necessarily 'bad guys' - except for babies - but it's just that there's too much of them in our lives and way too much of them in children's lives and it's important to take a break," she declared.  Read the rest of the story here.