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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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Finding the fun in fundraising
Mar 13, 2014 10:42 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,105

Up until a few weeks ago, I have assiduously avoided fundraising. With my medical background, I felt I could be more useful lice checking at school, instructing... More
Hope for a thaw between sisters
Feb 27, 2014 9:12 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,941

How auspicious to release the movie, "Frozen", during a winter when most of the US is shivering and shoveling? For moviegoers suffering through frigid temperatures,... More
Lebanese success is more than the Triple Package
Feb 19, 2014 9:01 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 4,580

I am not a big fan of Amy Chua's earlier book in which she introduces the techniques of "Tiger Mom" parenting, but my lack of enthusiasm is mostly out of self interest.... More
Delay in de-laning Paly 9th grade English is unfortunate
Feb 11, 2014 2:11 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 4,877

The Paly English department's recent proposal to de-lane 9th grade English has generated a lot of controversy. Today, ... More
Sharing a joke
Jan 29, 2014 8:21 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 2,501

My mother has Alzheimer's. She doesn't recognize me, but pretends she does. She has no idea when she last saw me, it could be yesterday or last year. She knows... More
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