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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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Cold in California
Dec 10, 2013 11:49 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 6,258

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: 6,758

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: 3,302

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: 11,478

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: 3,914

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
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