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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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PAUSD calendar- a shorter summer?
Oct 27, 2013 6:30 pm
Comments: 44 | Views: 4,869

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
Homework help: when less is more
Jul 6, 2014 8:50 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 4,647

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: 4,396

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
Easy living
Nov 16, 2014 7:14 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 4,395

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
Bridging on the Golden Gate
May 17, 2014 11:06 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 4,342

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
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