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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...

Parents' Back-to-School Shopping: Top 10 Essentials for Grown-Ups

Emma Jenner | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

If you don't plan ahead, you're likely to find yourself over budget and exhausted before the school year even begins. So once you've made a list of all the books, pens, and binders for your kids, take a moment to think through what to get this fall for yourself.

What To Do About Back-To-School Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Rather than fight the crowds driving all over town for more "stuff," maybe it's better to take a walk with our kids and just talk about their future.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Back to School, Part 2

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

As promised, the second half of the best of New York's stores for back-to-school shopping! Lester's - 1534 Second Avenue - 1102-1120 Avenue U, Bro...

Back to School in an Ad-Centric World

Julie Dobrow | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Julie Dobrow

When product lines are linked to icons of popular culture (music, teen celebrities, sports stars) and begin pounding the airwaves and cyber-world well ahead of the start of school or a holiday, does this enhance or diminish the meaning of event in children's minds?

10 Backpacks That Will Make You The Coolest Kid In School

Posted 08.23.2013 | Teen

There's still time to buy the most important item on your back-to-school shopping list: your backpack. For those of you who want to make the ULTIMATE ...

Why Back-To-School Time Makes Me Feel Nostalgic

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

This will be the first in 25 years that none of my kids are going 'back to school.' They're all out of college now, have jobs, and though one is thinking of going on for some further training, it hasn't happened yet.

Disney Celebs Share Their Back-To-School Shopping Lists

Posted 08.22.2013 | Teen

It's that time of the year again. Yes, it's definitely a little sad that summer is over, but I get super excited when it's time to go back to school. ...

The BIG Price Tag Of Back-To-School Shopping

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents

Whether your child attends public school or private school, high school or college, back-to-school shopping is always an added expense. But this year,...

How NOT To Spend A Ridiculous Amount Of Money This Back-To-School Season

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK -- The back-to-school shopping season is kicking into high gear, but stores have been pushing it for a month. They're working hard to get par...

Maximize Your Back To School Savings

Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents

It's no secret: Shopping for a new school year is expensive. First, you have to replace any of the basics that didn't survive the previous year, f...

7 Huge Mistakes Back-to-School Shoppers Make

Adam Levin | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

If you have kids in school -- K through 12 or college -- you don't need anyone to remind you that back-to-school season has arrived. Between those early-season sales and last-minute shopping, there's plenty of potential for trouble in the realm of personal finance.

Semester Preparation

Critley Lynn King | Posted 10.08.2013 | College
Critley Lynn King

I hope these small pieces of advice will make your first week, if not your whole semester easier. Give them a try and if you wish send me a note or leave a comment about how these suggestions are working.

Mom, There's a Slave in My Shirt

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In apparel, forced labor is found long before the fabric is sewn at a garment manufacturing factory. It starts as early as the cotton harvest.

Reduce, Reuse, Return to School

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

As families flock to stores and online retailers to restock on clothing, shoes and school supplies, the less-is-more approach is the one that'll benefit wallets -- and the Earth -- in the end.

The Best Back to School Apps for Preschoolers

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

As many preschoolers today are younger than the iPad itself (which debuted in April 2010), educational apps to them are as commonplace as pencils, crayons and building blocks were to their parents. Here are five of our favorite apps for the preschool set.

Back to School: It's Make It or Break It Time for the Economy

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Dig deep into your pockets and help out your local backpack drive by donating backpacks, school supplies or cash so they can buy what is needed for the underprivileged.

12 Things We Wish We Knew About Style When We Were Still In High School

Posted 07.30.2013 | Style

Getting through high school as a teen was painful, but thinking back on what we wore during our formative years might just top that agony. Even though...

My Mid-Summer Bummer

Blake Kernen | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Blake Kernen

If you're really having a great summer don't go to Staples. I did and what I saw sent me running for the door. Back-to school stuff was everywhere. Notepads, pencils, pens, even protractors, all piled up to the ceiling. It was a big slap in my face that summer doesn't last forever.

Back-to-School Shopping Survey Reveals 69% of Moms Plan To Shop At Stores, Not Me!

Jennifer Owens | Posted 09.28.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Next weekend, you'll find me running through all the kids' clothes to see what still fits, what needs replacing and what needs repairing. I'd rather buy one cute thing for the kids -- something purely for the love of it -- than waste money on four new pairs of jeans they don't need.

Kim Bhasin

Why Back-To-School Season Starts So Early | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.11.2013 | Business

Walk up the stairs in the Staples store on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue on a steamy day in mid-July and you’ll see a gleaming display of back-to-school ...

What I Realized From Shopping With My Son and Daughter

Debbie Leon | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Debbie Leon

I am not someone who is excited by clothes and accessories, as my daughter is, but for the sake of family harmony I pretended to be happy while she blissfully shopped. However, I realized that the only thing worse than shopping with someone who loves to shop is shopping with someone who shares my antipathy, like my son.

The Faithful Shopper: Kute Kids

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Back to school shopping is over, and the kids have all their electronics, books, pens, supplies and everyday needs in hand. But is your shopping done? Here are a few spectacular shops to outfit your little ones through the rest of the year!

College-Bound Excess: Competitive Parenting or Retail Therapy?

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

While some might roll their eyes, it shouldn't surprise us that designer dorm rooms have popped up on campus or that parents are snapping up non-essentials for their students. Is it a good idea? That's a whole other story, but here are a few reasons why parents might break the bank....

What Back to School Really Means for Moms

Gina Rau | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Gina Rau

Think back to school means Back to Me for moms? Ask a mom what she thinks.