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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.
Sep 18
1

As a bimodal hearing aid/cochlear implant user, this rocks.

Sep 18
3

As a homeschool parent I would offer two pieces of advice - (1) school takes a lot less time when you’re only teaching one or two students instead of 20-30 and (2) I spend a lot less time preparing homeschool materials than I did managing my son’s school — and that was years before pandemic. The time I’m spending is Read more

Sep 18
10

It’s going fine as far as the kids are concerned, they adjust so easily and have relatively few responsibilities. Read more

Sep 18
7

We both work and we have a 5 and 2 1/2 year old, with a nanny we’ve had since I went back to after 5 was born - and she brings her own kiddo (1 1/2). And even with an adult whose sole job during these hours is to watch the three kids and support 5 in his 100% virtual Kindergarten, it’s STILL really tough.
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Sep 18
18

The Ramblin Mama’s tweet reminded me of this:

Sep 15
4

I’m sorry, that’s a really tough situation. I think adapting some of the advice in the article to your situation might help. You could say that you and grandma love each other, but you have a hard time getting along while living in the same house, so it is best that you live in different places. Read more

Sep 14
6

Absolutely happening! In my area in almost all of the school districts you could pick if your child was going to go online-only straight from the beginning of the school year or “hybrid” which means that depending upon the number of cases, your kid would be in school or online a certain number of days per week. The Read more

Sep 14
4

Yeah, I think we have enough shit going on with the pandemic, fires, that criticizing each other is not helpful at all.

Sep 14
4

Not surprised at all to see all the vitriol for this but it would have been super nice as a kid not having to explain or be prompted to explain that No, I don’t have a Dad because he’s dead.

Sep 13
1

I love this! Thanks for sharing. 

Sep 11
4

My 1st graders schedule is insane.
8:30am Morning Meeting
9:15am Reading
9:30am Depends on the day 2xPE, 1xArt, 1xsmall group 1xAssembly
10:00am Snack
10:15am Writing
11:00am Math
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Read Aloud
2:00pm 2x Science
2:30pm Closing Meeting Read more

Sep 11
53

technically at some point everyone had parents, but some of them may not have their parents anymore and might be taken care of by another relative like aunt/uncle/grandparent. This is not “pandering”, this is simply choosing to find a way to be more inclusive to those that might not still have parents, or that might Read more

Sep 11
18

Great way to refer to a child’s family.  Disappointing that there are still many teachers/children’s leaders who haven’t figured this out in the year 2020!

Sep 11
91

Bless your close-minded lil heart.

Sep 9
4

Lol came here to say the same thing.

Sep 9
3

Salmonella - and possibly chlamydia - but I’ve never seen syphilis.