Cubby Archive - September 2021
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This $15 Amazon Find Keeps Flying Pests Away from Your Food When Dining Outdoors
Unlike other repellers and traps, it won’t put a damper on your dinner.
Sep 9, 2021
Ask Maxwell: How To Comfort your Child When Others Are Mean?
I saw another kid telling my child that she didn’t want to play with her anymore, and it was really hard to hear. My daughter was devastated. How would you approach this topic with a child?Jo AnnaDear Jo Anna,This is a tough one and I’m just going to fall back on what I learned as a teacher and not try to be a smart parent on this one. I’m rarely a smart parent, but I was a pretty good teacher.
Sep 8, 2021
Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups Are a Crispy, Gooey Treat for Kids (or Adults)
Grilled cheese is a perfect food. The beauty of this comfort food is that it only requires a few humble ingredients, it comes together in minutes, and eating it feels like a warm hug. My latest scroll on TikTok showed me a clever spin on this childhood staple: grilled cheese roll-ups. The ingredient list for these roll-ups is exactly the same as any grilled cheese, but the method is slightly different.
Sep 8, 2021
6 Fast Ways to Get Your Porch Ready for Fall
Fall is nearly here, and we have got some brilliant, stylish ideas to upgrade your front porch!
Sep 7, 2021
Before & After: This HGTV “Home Town Takeover” Helped a Family of 6 Open a Cramped Living Space
It’s one thing to renovate a home — which is a lot of work in itself — but revitalizing an entire town? That’s what you call next-level. Ben and Erin Napier, who host HGTV’s “Home Town,” took the task on in their new show “Home Town Takeover,” where they’ve chosen the lucky town of Wetumpka, Alabama, to be the star of the series.
Sep 7, 2021
Every Single Back-to-School Food Tip You Could Ever Need
Last year, back-to-school felt more like back-to-schoolish. My younger son was fully remote (so, fully in his pajamas), while the older one started with a hybrid schedule so complicated I needed a whiteboard to attempt to keep track. In survival mode, we missed out on the rituals: the in-person backpack shopping, the running to Staples for one more yellow folder or glue stick.
Sep 6, 2021
The 10 Best Groceries You Can Buy at Aldi Right Now, According to 360,000 Shoppers
The votes are in, the scorecards have been checked, and the champions await their medals — but we’re not talking about the Olympics here. This is a whole different kind of competition: the Aldi Fan Favorites survey. For the third year, the grocery store asked its shoppers to vote on their most-loved products in a variety of categories — you might remember that back in May we told you about how you could participate and also win yourself a $1000 gift card.
Sep 6, 2021
10 Coloring Books and Pages That Keep Kids Busy for Hours
From coloring rolls you can store in your bag all the way to Star Wars characters with a twist.
Sep 6, 2021
I Made the Jumbo Crispy Fries from TikTok and They Were Not What I Expected
Whenever I’m scrolling through TikTok, I can count on coming across a handful of new recipe trends. I don’t usually run to my kitchen to make many of them (instead, I simply share them with my foodie BFF), but when I came across these crispy jumbo fries I was intrigued — not only because they are made with mashed potatoes (one of my favorite side dishes), but also because I am a sucker for french fries, tater tots, and everything in between.
Sep 5, 2021
The 14 Best Costco Items to Buy for Quick Family Meals
Buying in bulk can save you on groceries and make dinnertime easier, too.
Sep 5, 2021
This Playroom Is So Chic, Audrey Hepburn Could Have Designed It Herself
This chic playroom radiates glamor and sweetness.
Sep 4, 2021
A New Report Shows Which ’90s Toys Are Now Worth a Fortune
If you’ve got a box full of ‘90s toys in the attic of your childhood home, you might want to spend some time rummaging through the collectibles. A nostalgic new report from TheToyZone reveals the iconic ‘90s toys worth a fortune today — and the highest childhood treasure is valued at $50,000, so there is that. According to the toy review site, the most expensive toy sold has been a Rainbow the Chameleon Beanie Baby from 1997, raking in a whopping $50K.
Sep 4, 2021
I Tried Ina Garten’s Famous Mac and Cheese and It Has One Genius, Surprise Ingredient
I will never need another mac and cheese recipe again.
Sep 4, 2021
This Fancy French Dessert Is Actually a Cinch to Bake with Kids
Try these magically light, fluffy treats, sprinkled with pearl sugar.
Sep 3, 2021
Before and After: A UK Victorian Went from Completely Bland to Colorfully Whimsical
Bright colors, cute art, fun wallpapers, and whimsical accessories... Lucy Hamilton's home is incredibly happy, colorful, and pretty!
Sep 3, 2021
I Tried Rachael Ray’s Crispy Smashed Lemon Potatoes (I Could Eat Them Every Day)
It's Rachael Ray's most popular recipe on TikTok.
Sep 2, 2021
All the Best Labor Day Sales for Families
Must-have furniture, baby gear, toys, and so much more — at steep discounts.
Sep 1, 2021
I Tried 5 Sleep Strategies for Toddlers and the Winning One Really Surprised Me!
Expert recommended and parent tested.
Sep 1, 2021
We Tested 4 Famous Egg Salad Recipes and the Winner Is a Total Game-Changer
I couldn't stop going back for more.
Sep 1, 2021
Ask Maxwell: What Is Your Daughter’s Favorite School Snack?
My son doesn’t like the snacks I pack for him to take to school and it’s demoralizing to me. What’s your daughter’s favorite? Any good ideas? ShelleyDear Shelley, I will tell you that Ursula is actually — God bless her! — very good at choosing the healthy snack route, though she’s no stranger to ice cream and candy after school and no one’s looking. When I asked her directly what she LOVES, this is what she said.
Sep 1, 2021