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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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Giving thanks by passing it forward
Nov 24, 2013 8:32 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 5,540

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
Sharing the facts of life
Apr 28, 2014 10:35 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 5,359

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: 5,183

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: 4,813

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
PAUSD calendar- a shorter summer?
Oct 27, 2013 6:30 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 4,804

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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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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