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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 campus tour
Nov 3, 2013 5:46 pm
Comments: 24 | Views: 13,491

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: 2,620

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
Being number one
Oct 20, 2013 7:13 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 3,432

A couple of decades ago my husband and I hosted a cocktail party before the Black and White Ball. It was a festive evening off in black tie attire with nine other... More
Why we just say no (to technology)
Oct 13, 2013 9:01 pm
Comments: 29 | Views: 3,514

When we meet folks from other places and they hear we live in Silicon Valley, they assume we are early adopters and our lives revolve around technology. In fact,... More
Parenting with Passion
Oct 8, 2013 11:33 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 6,831

My husband and I have been parenting in Palo Alto for over two decades. We have children in the public elementary, middle and high school, as well as a daughter... More
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