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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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The sites of The Sound of Music
Jan 8, 2014 9:35 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 1,687


We packed in a lot of magic on our family winter vacation to Germany and Austria. Highlights included the festive Christmas markets, castles, palaces, medieval... More
Remembering my dad at Christmas
Dec 18, 2013 8:39 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 4,046

My dad was born on Christmas Day. We speculate that his confidence and big personality came at least in part from a childhood spent thinking that everyone was celebrating... More
Cold in California
Dec 10, 2013 11:49 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 3,973

Brrr! I grew up in states with real winters, snow and ice, but my children spend more time being cold in California than I ever did in the Midwest, because they... More
Savoring this year's "lasts"
Dec 1, 2013 8:58 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 5,204

With a son graduating from high school and our youngest graduating from elementary school, this is a school year of many "lasts" for us. We will soon be sending... More
Giving thanks by passing it forward
Nov 24, 2013 8:32 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 2,781

During the first few years we had kids, we kept careful track of what favors we owed to other parents. We worried whether we were doing our share, and we kept a... More
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