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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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Trophies for all!
Aug 3, 2014 4:58 pm
Comments: 24 | Views: 6,433

There are 61 trophies on display in our home. I have tried to convince my children to reduce the size of their collections, mostly because I am allergic to dust... More
Why we go to church
Nov 10, 2013 9:16 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 5,715

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
Being number one
Oct 20, 2013 7:13 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 5,309

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
The teenage brain
Feb 21, 2015 7:03 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 5,211

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
Seeing "Palo Alto" while living in Palo Alto
May 20, 2014 9:08 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 5,087

Yesterday I saw the movie "Palo Alto," and later in the evening attended Paly's swimming and diving team end-of-season banquet. Juxtaposing these two events was... More
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