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Tim Sullivan
Rapper's Message: Stay in School

Aug 24, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Untagged 

Whether you think rap music is a bad influence on kids or harmless fun, you've got to give a hand to Ludacris, who recently held a back-to-school fair for low-income kids in his hometown of Atlanta.Whether you think rap music... Read more
SchoolFamily
Spiraling Out of Control

Aug 20, 2007 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Supplies, Back to School

My son received a card in the mail from his new teacher welcoming him to 4th grade. The teacher included the much-anticipated supply list. Fortunately, I already have a good number of items on it (like the glue sticks and box... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Back-to-School Back Pain

Aug 13, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

When my 14-year-old started talking about the style of backpack she wants for school this year, I felt that buying it for her would be aiding and abetting the destruction of her posture. The backpack was perfectly fine it's t... Read more
Tim Sullivan
The Campaign for Healthy School Lunches

Aug 07, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Lunch, Back to School

When I heard that former President Bill Clinton was on the Rachael Ray show last week, for a brief moment I wondered whether it was a creative campaign appearance for his wife's White House run. It turns out he's in the middl... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Counting the Days

Aug 06, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

What is it about some grownups that they can't get within 10 feet of a child during the month of August without reminding the kid that school will be starting soon?The other night, we were at a student art exhibit where my da... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Teachers Count

Aug 02, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Teacher Appreciation

Here's a good way to get in the right mindset for back-to-school: remember (and thank!) all those great teachers who've inspired you. I've been following the neat TeachersCount site for a while to do just that.Since we're rem... Read more
Tim Sullivan
The Sales of August

Aug 01, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Supplies, Back to School

Argh! They got me. I swore I wouldn't be sucked into the back-to-school shopping hype until the first day was clearly in sight. But then I saw an ad for 10-cent notebooks.Just one dime for 70 spiral-bound pages! I just knew t... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Too Cool for School?

Jul 27, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Supplies, Back to School

Here's yet another sign that "back to school" is big business: limited-edition Nike sneakers with designs inspired by school supplies, released just as students are headed back to class. Kids can pick from three different sty... Read more
Tim Sullivan
School Lunch Angst

Jul 24, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Lunch

The start of school is five weeks away, and already I'm waking up with night sweats over what to pack for lunch. I barely made it to the end of the school year last month without cracking from the pressure of having to fill m... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Mommy Business Cards

Jul 23, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Parent Involvement

What will they think of next? I love this concept, but I think there's a huge, huge missing ingredient. Have you seen these new mommy business cards? How can you possibly fit all the needed job titles on a single card? I mean... Read more