Homework

17 photos: Clay creations at Crocker Elementary

Josie Reilly, 7, makes a coil pot Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Kelly Duncan's art class at Crocker Elementary School in Ankeny. Scott Morgan/For the …

Des Moines

This unicorn trend has got to go

This January ushered in the Year of the Fire Rooster. But looking around your local Sephora, you might think otherwise.<p>Beauty lovers are deep in the …

Lifestyle

A Neat and Easy Way to Store Your Plastic Containers

Thanks to all those random sizes, your plastic container collection can become a jumbled mess very quickly. And while we don't usually like to …

Hacking

If You Own a Cast-Iron Pan, You Need to Buy This Tool Immediately

For years my colleague raved about this tool which makes cast-iron pan cleaning a breeze: The Ringer ($17). I use my cast-iron pan almost every evening for searing meat, sautéing vegetables, and stir-frying and I dread having to pull out the kosher salt and my scrubber brush to remove all the …

H&M's Conscious Collection Presents On-Trend and Sustainable Clothing

H&M is not only our go-to retailer for affordable and trendy pieces but now, thanks to their latest expanded Conscious Collection launch, we know exactly where we'll be buying our sustainable clothing from now on.<p>“For this year’s Conscious Exclusive collection at H&M, we thought not only about the …

Fashion

Why Everyone Is Obsessing Over This Tool For Cleaning Cast Iron Skillets

It won't strip the seasoning!<p>There's nothing like a cast iron skillet for searing meat or giving cornbread a nice, crispy golden crust. But the …

10 Ways Towel Rails Can Organize Every Room in the House

Towel racks are capable of a lot more than just holding linens—it's time to let these multi-tasking organizers out of the bathroom so they can help …

Houses

Nightly homework should be optional for elementary school students

In his March 20 Education column, “A parental benefit comes with homework for elementary school students,” Jay Mathews asserted that homework provides parents with insights into what their children are learning. Looking through the folders that students bring home in their backpacks would yield …

Education

A Little Help With Your Homework

If you’re assigning the same homework to all of your students, you may not be helping them reach their full potential. Consider this scenario: Marly …

Pedagogy

An Enzo Mari Project For The Elementary School Set

An 11-piece chair a 5 year old can build<p>The fun, functional control of hands-on fabrication is no secret to designers, and it's similarly obvious to …

Design

I'm Obsessed with This Toaster and It Costs $150

For years I was convinced I didn't need a toaster. I thought I could just fry bread in some butteron the stovetop and it would be fine. I thought a …

The best nonstick pans for everyday cooking

Maybe you're a nonstick pan fanatic like me. Or maybe you shy away from nonstick pans because of safety concerns. Either way, if you're a home cook, you probably agree that there are some cooking tasks — omelettes, French Toast, crepes — where only nonstick will do.<p>I recently decided to ditch my …

Shopping

Ofsted's blog: What parents told us about homework

Between November and December last year we invited members of Ofsted’s Parent Panel to complete a short on-line survey about homework. We wanted to …

Parenting

Use a Pegboard as Gadget Keeper

Some kitchens have very limited drawer space. If you're lucky, you have two drawers: one for your flatware and one for your zip-top baggies, aluminum …

Hey, Kitchn Readers, Check Out Our New Marketplace!

Over the past few months, we've been working on a secret project, and today I'm ready to share it with readers from both Kitchn and Apartment Therapy …

4 Safe Alternatives To Nonstick Teflon Cookware

Don’t let toxic pots and pans spoil your meal.<p>The nonstick industry seems to be putting us all in a sticky situation. A string of studies have found …

Lifestyle

Down on homework: Why all those worksheets and book reports are just childhood-eating busywork

Print<p>In millions of households around the world tonight, a familiar ritual will begin: Arguments, bargaining and threats that all too often descend …

Education

​5 Expert Tips for Organizing Your Corner Cabinets

Corner cabinets! We confess to feeling a bit confounded by them. They're so spacious! But, at the same time, they can be hard to navigate, thanks to …

DIY

12 Ways to Organize with Office Supplies

You may think you need to buy expensive organizers and complete complicated projects to keep your home tidy, but sometimes there's a simpler answer …

DIY

5 Reasons I Don't Keep My Trash Can in a Cabinet

I firmly believe that some things are best left out of sight. When someone walks into my kitchen, I definitely don't want the first thing they see to …

19 No-Brainer Hacks That’ll Make Your Home Really Organized

Easy breezy.<p>1. Organize the area under your sink with wire baskets and extension rods.<p>See Dreaming in DIY for the full instructions.<p>2. Organize your eye shadows with ice cube trays.<p>Via Brit + Co.<p>3. Create a DIY trash bag dispenser.<p>Simply use a paper towel holder. If you want a customized one, use a …

DIY

10 creative ways to use Ikea's £3 spice rack outside of the kitchen

We're taking the BEKVÄM into almost every other room you've got.<p>Turn your bathroom into a nail salon<p>Attention, manicure fanatics: When you use these …

IKEA

Download These Free Printable Jar Labels to Organize Your Kitchen Pantry

We’ve been known to obsess over an organized kitchen pantry. There’s just something satisfying about seeing a neat, tidy, and perfectly ordered space. If your pantry is in a state of disarray — no judgment! — we’re here to save the day with our free printable jar labels. Simply print, stick, and …

Use a Pegboard as a Kitchen Command Center

Almost every new-construction, suburban kitchen has space for a command center or mini office situation. For those of us without that sort of setup, …

10 Organizers to Turn Junk Drawers into Drawers

Everyone has a junk drawer or three. You know what we speak of — that drawer filled with business cards, rubber bands, and chaos.<p>Just because you've …

10 Small Appliances That'll Actually Fit in Your Tiny Rental Kitchen

If you have a small kitchen and love to cook, it can be kind of a bummer. (Maybe we're projecting — although we're speaking from experience here!) …

Shopping

Prepare to Freak Out Over This Disney Princess and Le Creuset Collaboration

Looking for a new addition to your cookware collection that will be the belle of the ball? I have just the thing. To celebrate the live-action debut …

Beauty and the Beast

Ikea India's parental leave policy leaves most U.S. companies in the dust

Ikea India just made its already great maternity leave policy even better.<p>Just last week, it gave new mothers six months off work for their first two children, which is double the previous three-month paid leave period.<p>But the furniture store company in India announced earlier this week that its …

Business

The Great Homework Debate

Is homework worth the hassle? Parents have their say.<p>Gary Lineker and Kirstie Allsopp are just two of the high profile parents who’ve lamented the amount of homework set for children - and questioned its usefulness. Dad-of-four Gary has said: “Homework should be banned. All it does is drive a …

Parenting

No Counter Space? Solutions for a Clean and Clutter-Free Kitchen Sink Zone

Kitchen sink zones come in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, the smaller the space, the harder it is to find extra room for storage. Throw in the …

Renovations