Many of us grumble about back problems while carrying a big bag. I LOOOVE a big bag; I might even be addicted to them, and with three kids plus work goodies, my bags are stuffed fuller than a Vermont Teddy Bear. Still, my ongoing back issues can be a bummer, and it turns out that the 'big bag addiction' really contributes to this. I won't give up my bags but I'm learning how to carry less at different times and am even searching for a smaller alternative for the fall. I know it can be hard when we're trying to make one bag double as a briefcase or diaper bag. Sometimes I just get worn out by lugging around all that stuff! I found a great article about this in September's Real Simple Magazine. The article is called "Excess Baggage" at http://www.realsimple.com What about you? Do you carry too much stuff?