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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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Giving thanks by passing it forward
Nov 24, 2013 8:32 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 3,193

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
Driving instruction is our parenting challenge
Nov 17, 2013 8:26 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 10,516

Our daughter turned 13 a few weeks ago. Of course we are thrilled to have another teenager in the house, especially one so sensible that she has not asked for a... More
Why we go to church
Nov 10, 2013 9:16 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 3,674

When people learn that we are actively engaged in a faith community, we get a wide range of reactions. Some folks wonder why we bother to go to church, and how we... More
The campus tour
Nov 3, 2013 5:46 pm
Comments: 24 | Views: 11,324

Our family is in the throes of our third child applying to college. My husband and I are trying to talk our youngest children into alternative educational opportunities,... More
PAUSD calendar- a shorter summer?
Oct 27, 2013 6:30 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 2,490

For teachers, students, and their families, the school calendar defines our schedule. It determines when we work, when we play, when we study, and when we spend... More
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