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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 best Mother's Day ever
May 10, 2014 3:36 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,814

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
Cold and wet in the dark
Jan 15, 2014 8:48 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,718

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
Bridging on the Golden Gate
May 17, 2014 11:06 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,576

Despite having lived in the Bay Area for 25 years, I had never walked all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge until a few weeks ago.... More
Homework help: when less is more
Jul 6, 2014 8:50 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,413

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 life of Zarf
Jul 27, 2014 12:49 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,396

Are you considering acquiring a tadpole to introduce your young child to the wonders of developmental and marine biology? Consider the possible consequences of such... More
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