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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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Giving thanks by passing it forward
Nov 24, 2013 8:32 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 4,043

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
The teenage brain
Feb 21, 2015 7:03 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 3,992

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
Sharing the facts of life
Apr 28, 2014 10:35 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,797

My preteen daughter and I spent the last two Wednesday evenings at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at ... More
A memorable Paly prom
Apr 13, 2014 9:44 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,681

Congratulations and thank you to Paly Principal Kim Diorio, her administrative team, the chaperoning teachers, the Associated Student Body, and the 750 Paly students... More
Sharing a joke
Jan 29, 2014 8:21 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 3,322

My mother has Alzheimer's. She doesn't recognize me, but pretends she does. She has no idea when she last saw me, it could be yesterday or last year. She knows... More
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