Howz THAT for a newspaper-style headline, huh? The DMN tells us that parents are pulling back on back-to-school spending. To support this, they quote (besides local parents) a national survey that says less than half of parents polled will spend as much as much this year as they did last year on back-to-school clothes, supplies, guns, etc. I wish that were true in the Celeste household. My fashion maven 14-year-old has already decided that finishing her summer reading means she deserves a new, Stephanie Quadri-level wardrobe. Being that she’s 14, makes puppy-dog eyes, and calls me “Daddy,” I’m powerless to stop this. I just hope she doesn’t peruse our shopping blog. That stuff doesn’t look cheap.