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Back to School Shopping

Teachers Spend Way Too Much Of Their Own Money On School Supplies, And Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents

It's not DeAnn Moran's responsibility to buy supplies for her second-grade students when their parents and schools do not. But she has consistent...

Did You Make One of These 7 Back-to-School Shopping Mistakes?

Adam Levin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Adam Levin

While getting a child equipped for school is never a cheap date, for families who have a limited budget (or no budget at all) this time of year can be stressful, especially with a series of expensive holidays on the horizon.

Your Complete Guide To Bookish Back-To-School Swag

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts

The days are slowly getting shorter as we slip into the crisp season of fall. Aside from rolling your eyes as you witness the unthinkably long lines ...

The Top 10 Back-To-School Trends Of 2015, According To Pinterest

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 08.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

Back-to-school time is crucial. It's the unofficial part of the year when trends matter the most. As schools gear up for the new year, students (...

10 Ways College Students Can Save Money Before the First Day of School

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business

It's financial crunch time as the start of fall semester draws near. But, college students heading back to school this fall can plan ahead now and save big on the cost of college.

How to Go Back-to-School Shopping Without Breaking the Bank

Dustin Jacobs | Posted 08.14.2015 | Parents
Dustin Jacobs

Back to school typically means back to spending for most families. Who remembers being a kid and being so excited to go shopping for brand new clothes, shoes, and supplies? Well now that I'm looking back on it I can only imagine what financial stress I put on my parents.

Top Backpacks for Back to School

Jill Topol | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Jill Topol

On your mark, get set, go! The mad dash to purchase that laundry list of "Back to School" supplies is here. While certain items like pencils, notebooks and paper are a no brainer, your child's backpack is something that should never be bought on a whim.

27 Ways to Get Ready for School This Weekend

Hometalk | Posted 08.10.2015 | HuffPost Home

While we were busy taking trips to the beach and planning evening BBQ's, the new school year was sneaking up on us, and it's almost here! Before you or your child gets a panic attack though, take a breath and check out some ways you can prepare your family for going back to school.

15 Style Editor-Approved Backpacks For Heading Back To School

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.03.2015 | Style

It's hard to believe that the first day of school is almost here, signaling the unofficial end of summer. While your child is most likely in denial, ...

What Was Your Back-To-School Shopping List Missing? Chances Are You Forgot The College Savings Plan

Judith Ward | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Judith Ward

The best way for parents to bypass the stress about paying for college is to save for it in advance. Our research shows that every dollar saved ahead of time can equate to almost $2 that won't have to be paid in debt later.

8 Reasons Parents Really Hate Sending Their Kids Back To School

Jenny Isenman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

My daughter spent 25 minutes deciding whether the folder with the kitten popping out of a birthday present was "better" than the folder with the puppy looking at the kitten with sad eyes while the kitten batted him in the snout. Seriously.

Mr. Cory's Back To School Video Is The Funniest/Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 09.12.2014 | Style

It's no secret that we're obsessed with Mr.Cory, the 10 year-old CEO who has more style than most adults we know. And it looks like most of the world ...

The 'Artisanal' School Supplies List

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

Great care was taken in choosing these school supplies to further your child's education and put him/her in a "ready to learn" state of mind, so we ask that you not deviate from this list when making your purchases. Some items may only be purchased at village cooperatives in the mountain regions of Asia, so plan accordingly as supplies may be limited.

Back-to-School Supplies With Heart

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

For every Yoobi item purchased, the company contributes an item to a Classroom Pack, which contains essential school supplies. Together with their non-profit partner, the Kids In Need Foundation.

7 Must-Have Items You'll Need For College

| Posted 08.25.2014 | Teen

You’ve probably been back-to-school shopping for years by now, so you know the drill –- new pencils, backpack, notebooks, the works. But here’s ...

5 Thoughts That Go Through Every Parent's Head As Back-To-School Approaches

Dynamom | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents

Of course, you love spending more time with the kids during the summer months, but let's be honest: Having them back in their classrooms is all kinds of awesome.

5 Things I Don't Want My Daughter to Learn in Kindergarten

Meredith Hale | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

As excited as I am for her, I'm nervous too. My daughter's funny, imaginative and most of all, open to everyone she meets. The real world has a way of stifling these traits -- of hardening even the tenderest of little hearts.

Backpacks for Everyone

Galit Breen | Posted 10.18.2014 | Impact
Galit Breen

As a former teacher, my heart skips a (literal) beat at the the thought of new school supplies. I love neat piles of notebooks, brand new pens, and erasers in every color.


Amy Mullis | Posted 10.18.2014 | Comedy
Amy Mullis

Anyone who thinks a mother in search of a pack of Crayolas and a bottle of Elmer's isn't dangerous has never had a kid in 4K.

Back-To-School Shopping Season Gets Off To Strong Start

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales. The National Ret...

These Teachers Are Spending Big Money On Back-To-School, And They're Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

Back-to-school time doesn't only mean big spending for students and parents, often, educators have to shell out money from their own paychecks to supp...

13 Back-To-School Hacks, Tips And Tricks For An Easy Transition Into Fall

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

Here's the bad news: Back-to-school season is upon us. Camp bags filled with swimsuits and sunscreen give way to backpacks laden with books, and the c...

The Price I'll Gladly Pay For My Kids' Education

Audrey Hayworth | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Audrey Hayworth

Most people complain about the cost of the school supplies they have to buy each year, or the amount of the supply fee they pay to the school. I witnessed such a complaint while shopping, and have been so disturbed since that I had to write about it.

Don't Let Back-to-School Tasks Sneak Up On You

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Jason Alderman

If you're a first-timer or simply need a back-to-school refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity.

Terminally Ill Woman Does Something Incredible At A Kmart

Posted 09.10.2013 | Good News

It's like Christmas in September! Sixteen families in Auburn, Maine, received a heartwarming phone call from their local Kmart last week. The stor...