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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
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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
The sites of The Sound of Music
Jan 8, 2014 9:35 pm
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We packed in a lot of magic on our family winter vacation to Germany and Austria. Highlights included the festive Christmas markets, castles, palaces, medieval... More
Foothills Park: a world away
Aug 23, 2014 5:29 pm
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Last weekend we celebrated the end of summer vacation with a church camping trip to nearby Foothills Park. This camping trip has become a popular tradition, probably... More
Homework help: when less is more
Jul 6, 2014 8:50 pm
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We hear a lot of interesting comments about our large family, but my favorite is the question the custom official at the Beirut airport asked a few years back. ... More
The favored child
Jan 22, 2014 8:08 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 2,065

I became aware that my family thinks I love the dog best when I received a Mother's Day card which read, "Happy Mother's Day from your favorite child…you know, the... More
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