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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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Driving instruction is our parenting challenge
Nov 17, 2013 8:26 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 6,143

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
The campus tour
Nov 3, 2013 5:46 pm
Comments: 24 | Views: 5,974

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
Savoring this year's "lasts"
Dec 1, 2013 8:58 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 5,213

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
Remembering my dad at Christmas
Dec 18, 2013 8:39 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 4,051

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: 3,981

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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