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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: 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 share the good times and discuss the ...  (More)

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Being number one
Oct 20, 2013 7:13 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 5,723

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: 5,524

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: 5,473

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
Issues across the ages: this too shall pass
Mar 27, 2014 1:46 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 5,375

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
Giving thanks by passing it forward
Nov 24, 2013 8:32 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 5,203

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
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