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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 pain of packing
Jun 17, 2014 11:12 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,204

Our family vacation is fast approaching. I love vacations but I dread the packing because my husband and I have completely different approaches. If my husband... More
Homework help: when less is more
Jul 6, 2014 8:50 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,182

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: 8 | Views: 1,027

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
Of snorkeling, sunsets and centipedes
Jul 13, 2014 12:26 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,021

We spent the first few days of our Hawaiian vacation ridding our rental home of occupants of the creepy-crawly kind. The first night I... More
Finding the fun in fundraising
Mar 13, 2014 10:42 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,006

Up until a few weeks ago, I have assiduously avoided fundraising. With my medical background, I felt I could be more useful lice checking at school, instructing... More
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