Meghan Moravcik Walbert
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Lifehacker Parenting Editor
11/12/19
1:58 PM
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If it’s pretty excessive, you could stick with regular (smaller) sensory bins and opt for edible/non-toxic materials, like uncooked rice or cooked spaghetti noodles (with a little oil to prevent sticking). Homemade play dough is a good option, too. It has a lot of sodium in it, so you wouldn’t want him eating a *ton* Read more

11/4/19
4:40 PM
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These things happen! I sent my oldest niece a Yo Gabba Gabba dance mat when she was a toddler... Before I had kids and understood how annoying something like that could be. My brother held onto it and threatened for YEARS to return it to me when my son was at a good age for it.

10/31/19
6:42 PM
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When they’re a little older, for sure! I happily sipped many cups of coffee from the playground bench. When they’re toddlers, though, I feel like you’re mostly trying to keep them from falling to their death.

10/31/19
6:41 PM
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I like “That isn’t ours” a lot... Smart way to put it for the littlest crowd. (And thank you for still giving me a chance after the initial eye roll!)

10/31/19
6:15 PM
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Hey, a 1 pm work start is not nothing! It won’t give you a full day off work, but it could conceivably make you miss a non-desirable family get-together.

10/31/19
5:36 PM
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I’m *very* bad at faking illness. No one is falling for my faux-scratchy-throat-voice. I must admit that faking an illness after an office nemesis is sick is pretty good, though.

10/31/19
5:33 PM
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Yeah, that’s no good. I’ve had a few but my worst was when I was several pregnant. In Arizona. In July. On the freeway. BUT, I will say that given all the info, AAA got to me REAL quick on that one.

10/31/19
11:49 AM
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My mom gets a ton of steps every time she blow-dries her hair. Apparently she waves her arms around wildly while she does it.

10/29/19
3:21 PM
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That’s when you refer him as a “Disco Zombie” loudly and with alarming frequency. “Oh, what kind of candy did you get, DISCO ZOMBIE FROM PLANTS VS ZOMBIES?”