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Two Decades of Kids and Counting
Two Decades of Kids and Counting

By Sally Torbey

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About this blog: About this blog: I have enjoyed parenting five children in Palo Alto for the past two decades and have opinions about everything to do with parenting kids (and dogs). The goal of my blog is to share the good times and discuss the ...  (More)

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Luck despite bad luck
Mar 29, 2017 8:00 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 356

Last week our college-aged son was finishing up winter quarter in Southern California and complaining of intermittent stomachaches. Although he is not typically... More
Our Valentine’s Day baby
Feb 13, 2017 6:59 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 5,199

Twenty-four years ago our baby girl was born on Valentine’s Day. It was a warm, sunny Sunday, and the tulip magnolia blossoms were in full bloom as my husband... More
Home sweet home
Feb 7, 2017 9:27 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,144

Two weeks ago my 88-year-old mother collapsed unconscious on the floor of her apartment. Fortunately, her ever-vigilant caregivers caught her as she fell, so she... More
Marching on
Jan 22, 2017 4:27 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 7,852

From the moment I boarded the flight to Dulles I knew this would be an extraordinary weekend. The United flight departing SFO Friday morning was almost entirely... More
Packing for the Women's March
Jan 18, 2017 5:39 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,489

This week I am traveling to Washington DC. My Houston-based daughter and I are meeting there to attend the Women’s March on Washington... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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