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Tim Sullivan
Back to School 2007 on National TV

Aug 28, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

If you missed last week's local TV spot featuring Back2School 2007, make sure you tune in around 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Aug. 29, for the national morning news show Fox & Friends. Tim will be talking about on... Read more
Tim Sullivan
End of Summer Blues

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

Well, this is it. School starts this week, and for the first time since I myself was in school, I'm not cheerily tacking up "bon voyage" banners and breaking out the champagne. Dare I say it? I think I'm actually going to mis... Read more
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
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
Back to Shopping

Jul 20, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

School starts here in three weeks, and the back-to-school advertising blitz is in full force. My neighborhood big-box retailer has long since converted its seasonal section into a smorgasbord of spiral notebooks.In Georgia, w... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Summer vs. School

Jul 18, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Summer Learning, Back to School

I think we hit that point today when it's finally OK to start talking about school again. We're about 5 weeks into summer vacation in these parts (with 6 weeks to go), and like the first robin of spring today was the first da... Read more