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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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College applications: round three
Apr 11, 2014 8:49 pm
Comments: 27 | Views: 63,319

Our family has survived our third child applying to college. He plans to study at a University of California campus in close proximity to a beach, and he is thrilled... More
The campus tour
Nov 3, 2013 5:46 pm
Comments: 24 | Views: 14,405

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
Driving instruction is our parenting challenge
Nov 17, 2013 8:26 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 12,690

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
Remembering my dad at Christmas
Dec 18, 2013 8:39 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 11,815

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
Parenting with Passion
Oct 8, 2013 11:33 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 8,767

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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