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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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The favored child
Jan 22, 2014 8:08 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,863

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
The best Mother's Day ever
May 10, 2014 3:36 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,763

I have unintentionally set myself up for the best Mother's Day ever, not by being an especially caring, patient, and attentive parent in anticipation of the big... More
Hope for a thaw between sisters
Feb 27, 2014 9:12 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,751

How auspicious to release the movie, "Frozen", during a winter when most of the US is shivering and shoveling? For moviegoers suffering through frigid temperatures,... More
The Cinderella ride
Apr 20, 2014 6:16 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,750


Despite all the compelling reasons local marathon runners share in a recent ... More
Cold and wet in the dark
Jan 15, 2014 8:48 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,675

It is cold and I am shivering in my swimsuit. Why am I diving into a pool in the early morning darkness in the dead of winter?

It's my kids' fault.

A number... More
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