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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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The jury duty juggle
Aug 16, 2015 2:42 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 3,387

Our household breathed a collective sigh of relief last Friday when, after a week of serving as an "on-call juror", our son was informed that his service was not... More
Fruit and flowers
Aug 8, 2015 10:24 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,508

This summer, in between a minimum of twice weekly trips to the airport (our five children have been coming and going from various adventures at random intervals)... More
He's back!
Jun 22, 2015 10:11 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 2,597

We are all happy that our younger son is back home after finishing his first year of college, but the happiest of all of us is the dog.
I feed the dog twice a... More
Houston here she comes!
Jun 12, 2015 5:18 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 2,617

It is immediately obvious whether the person to whom I'm speaking has ever been to Houston when I mention that our soon-to-be-college-graduate daughter is moving... More
A quiet moment
May 18, 2015 11:39 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,726

On our Girl Scout camping trip we enjoyed all the usual fun of a being in the out-of- doors. We bedded down in sleeping bags, warmed up by a bonfire, and roasted... More
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