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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 teenage brain
Feb 21, 2015 7:03 pm
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Recent studies have shed light on what is happening in adolescents' brains that make this a uniquely fascinating, but also perplexing and concerning life phase.... More
Family theater at its best!
Dec 22, 2014 7:16 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 3,727

From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, life is a fog of airline bookings, tree decorating, card writing, menu planning, gift wrapping, grocery shopping, table setting,... More
First interview
Dec 16, 2014 10:50 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 3,902

As each child departs for college, I console myself by thinking of all the free time I will have to finally tackle the to-do list. Well, somehow, before I make... More
Mothers, daughters, books, and boxes
Nov 23, 2014 6:26 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 3,274

One of the benefits of having our nest a little emptier is that we can spend one-on-one time with our youngest children. For many years, friends and parent educators... More
Easy living
Nov 16, 2014 7:14 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 4,335

As I settled in a sunny spot this morning to read the paper and watch my youngest child at a swim meet, I received a text with a photo of snow flurries from my daughter,... More
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