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What We Learned: January 2021

Things that inspired this issue, and what our editors discovered along the way.

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Like millions of other families, our staff was inspired by stay-at-home orders to take part in what has been called the great decluttering of 2020; cleaning out long neglected closets and hauling loads to the local thrift store (when it finally reopened). The question that lingered though was, How do we maintain this renewed sense of space? Find expert tips to keep your home clean and calm in 2021 on page 28.

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Brighten your family’s outlook for 2021 with pops of these two Colors of the Year.

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Take a break from the screens and share these podcasts with your kids.

Leave It

Tossing those cardboard shipping boxes is so 2020. Instead, we’re transforming them into fun toys.

Can’t Wait

The cold, snowy days of January bring an opportunity to swap our hiking boots for snowshoes. Check out the family-friendly trails here. Or, if your family is more of the cuddle up and stay home persuasion, find a list of snowy day reads and a menu of Denver restaurants where you can order up some tasty soup.

You Said It

“One-hundred percent of the young people who walk through your (a teacher’s) door want to learn. …If they didn’t want to succeed, they would not show up.” —Gerardo Muñoz, 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year. Read more of our interview here.

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