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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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Our Valentine’s Day baby
Feb 13, 2017 6:59 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 4,720

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: 979

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: 7,708

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: 1,350

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
New traditions in an ancient land
Jan 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,515

Christmas is an important religious celebration in the Middle East. After all, Christianity originated there! In Beirut, nativity scenes are ubiquitous. Every public... 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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