Meghan Moravcik Walbert
megwalbert
Meghan is Lifehacker's Parenting Editor. She is a former newspaper journalist and author of the Foster Parent Diary Series for the New York Times.
3/27/20
11:58 AM
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Great Wolf Lodge cancelled THREE TIMES, ugh. The compounding of all the cancellations I think is really going to start taking its toll. We’ve got two mini (long weekend) trips coming up in May/June that I suspect will be cancelled. Nothing major, but some beach/cabin things my son has been looking forward to for Read more

3/27/20
9:31 AM
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I’ve always known that kids do best with a little structure but I never knew how truly, deeply true that was for my son until this month.

3/25/20
1:42 PM
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If they’re both still working during the day, maybe whoever the third party caregiver is could spearhead this? Honestly, I think this is going to be a situation where most parents are just going to have to cobble together what they can to the best of their ability and we’ll all have to agree that most of our kids Read more

3/25/20
1:39 PM
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Sheesh, it’s surprising that a nurse wouldn’t be taking the risks more seriously. I’m sorry, that sounds really tough to navigate.

3/19/20
6:31 PM
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We have to get shit done” is RIGHT. I wonder if this experience will turn most of us into germaphobe clean freaks.

3/19/20
6:24 PM
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That’s awful. I’m sorry your family is dealing with this. I know it is no consolation right now, but I’m so grateful to her and the other medical professionals who are caring for these patients.  

3/19/20
2:48 PM
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It’s a good suggestion! My son keeps asking for extra chores he can do during the day to make a little extra money on top of his allowance. If he’s going to be stuck here with zero playdates, dude wants to earn a little cash to buy some new mini-figs as we wait this crisis out. He has folded lots of laundry the past Read more

3/18/20
4:44 PM
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True about public restrooms! I was thinking of this more geared toward in your own home since that’s where most people are spending most of their time at the moment. I tend to turn mine off either with a fresh towel or the side of my hand in my home. 

3/18/20
4:26 PM
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Yesssssss. We had one of those mini indoor toddler trampolines when my son was younger and it was clutch during the winter.