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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: 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 the share the good times and discuss the challenges of...  (More)

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Why is doing nothing so difficult?
Jul 18, 2014 11:36 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 943

A paper was published this month in the journal Science (choose "writing" and last title under "affective forecasting")... More
Of snorkeling, sunsets and centipedes
Jul 13, 2014 12:26 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 961

We spent the first few days of our Hawaiian vacation ridding our rental home of occupants of the creepy-crawly kind. The first night I... More
Homework help: when less is more
Jul 6, 2014 8:50 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,125

We hear a lot of interesting comments about our large family, but my favorite is the question the custom official at the Beirut airport asked a few years back. ... More
Launching our third
Jun 26, 2014 4:59 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 1,460

Come September we will be launching our third child to college. His departure is still a few months away, but I recently accompanied him to his university's two-day... More
The pain of packing
Jun 17, 2014 11:12 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,171

Our family vacation is fast approaching. I love vacations but I dread the packing because my husband and I have completely different approaches. If my husband... More
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