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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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Why we just say no (to technology)
Oct 13, 2013 9:01 pm
Comments: 29 | Views: 3,159

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
Giving thanks by passing it forward
Nov 24, 2013 8:32 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 3,091

During the first few years we had kids, we kept careful track of what favors we owed to other parents. We worried whether we were doing our share, and we kept a... More
Issues across the ages: this too shall pass
Mar 27, 2014 1:46 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 2,999

A few years back I found myself with toddlers, teens and aging parents in my life. In dealing with these life stages simultaneously, I was amazed by how much they... More
Being number one
Oct 20, 2013 7:13 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 2,991

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
PAUSD calendar- a shorter summer?
Oct 27, 2013 6:30 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 2,375

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
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