Major Purchases: LL Bean

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Backpack Recommendations, Please.

I'm looking to buy a quality backpack that will last a few years, at least, for my 5 year old starting TK in the fall. Currently, she's using an LL Bean backpack that someone gifted us, but it doesn't seem big enough to fit a standard folder with pockets and it looks like she'll outgrow it quickly. I've heard good things about LL Bean backpacks so I'm looking into their bigger backpacks. I've also looked at Pottery Barn Kids backpacks. Where do you purchase backpacks for your elementary school aged children? Do you have a favorite?...


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Will the Rubbermaid Tall Lunchblox System Fit in an LL Bean Flip-Top Lunch Box?

Will the Rubbermaid Tall (or other) Lunchblox system fit in an LL Bean Flip-Top Lunch box? NB: A few of you were quite rude and called me 'lazy' for not measuring the items in question. For your information, I noted the measurements on both products and tried to make a determination based upon this information prior to asking my question here. In this case, however. measurements don't 'tell all'. The LL Bean Flip Top lunchbox has a 'flip top' with space in the top for a bottle of water or whatever. This means the 'height' measurement...


Fix a Stupid Fight??

Ok this is really stupid but ever since Crocs have become popular my husband...