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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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PAUSD calendar- a shorter summer?
Oct 27, 2013 6:30 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 3,156

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
Easy living
Nov 16, 2014 7:14 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,064

As I settled in a sunny spot this morning to read the paper and watch my youngest child at a swim meet, I received a text with a photo of snow flurries from my daughter,... More
Homework help: when less is more
Jul 6, 2014 8:50 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 2,995

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
Launching our third
Jun 26, 2014 4:59 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 2,787

Come September we will be launching our third child to college. His departure is still a few months away, but I recently accompanied him to his university's two-day... More
Foothills Park: a world away
Aug 23, 2014 5:29 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 2,639

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
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