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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 favored child
Jan 22, 2014 8:08 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,983

I became aware that my family thinks I love the dog best when I received a Mother's Day card which read, "Happy Mother's Day from your favorite child…you know, the... More
Cold and wet in the dark
Jan 15, 2014 8:48 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,796

It is cold and I am shivering in my swimsuit. Why am I diving into a pool in the early morning darkness in the dead of winter?

It's my kids' fault.

A number... More
The sites of The Sound of Music
Jan 8, 2014 9:35 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 2,072


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: 6,212

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: 5,401

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
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