Getting the Back-to-School Shopping Beast Under Control

Any one else out there there trying to keep the back-to-school “shopping beast” under control? My “kids” – a freshman daughter and a junior son - are getting ready to head to college and boy are they beating the drums for stuff they think is “essential” to their academic experience. They’re not talking about books, or even paper and pens so they can take notes. They’re thinking new iPods, new wardrobes, new computers, new sheets, pillows and towels, and anything else preceded by the word – you guessed it – “new.” ...more