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What We Learned: May 2020

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

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Multitudes of lessons have risen from the new way we’ve lived our lives over the past two months. Above all, we’re learning that kids are adaptable. Close their classrooms, postpone extracurricular activities and sports, and cancel playdates; yes, there will surely be disappointment, but kids will flex and adjust. They will also hold out willing hands to help others in need, whether it’s writing notes to quarantined elders, helping to make masks, or finding creative ways to reach out to each other.

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Stay-at-Home Orders

Experts offer advice to help kids cope with the loss of end-of-school year activities and traditions.

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Can’t Wait:

…to get back to exploring Colorado.

That’s why we decided to go forward with our family road trip article this month. Last spring, editor-at-large for 5280 Home magazine Hilary Masell Oswald, her husband, and their two kids planned their first family road trip. They packed up the car in June and ventured out to an area of Colorado that many Front Range families have yet to see, the southwest. Check out their itinerary and lessons from the road.

Love It:

This exhibit created by Boulder photographer Casie Zalud and her six-year-old daughter shows that inspiration may be as close as your child’s view of the world.

Leave It:

It’s time to shed the stigma surrounding postpartum depression. Read about this mother’s experience.

You Said It:

“If you are looking for all the nice people of the world, they’re right here in our community.” —Melinda Sue Coburn, foster parent.

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